Mohamed Salah accused of cheating by David Moyes after Liverpool ace won penalty

Mohamed Salah has been accused of cheating to win a penalty by a furious David Moyes.

It comes after Liverpool beat West Ham at Anfield on Saturday after goals from Salah and Diogo Jota.

But it did not go the home side's way to start with after poor defending allowed Pablo Fornals to score.

However, a few minutes before half-time Arthur Masuaku was adjudged by Kevin Friend to have fouled Salah in the box.

The Hammers defender boot clinked against the Egyptian while he made the most of the challenge.

Salah dusted himself off and netted from the penalty spot before super-sub Jota came off the bench to score the winner.

But Moyes was seething after the match, insisting the Liverpool striker cheated his way into getting a penalty and was bemused over why VAR did not change the decision.

He said: "It’s not the sort of football I want to be involved in.

"I think our player stops and throws his arms up because he’s so disappointed about the dive.

"I’m just disappointed they didn’t turn the decision around.

"Maybe in the second half a decision went for us, but the first-half one didn’t.

“I am amazed the penalty kick was given for the action in the first half.

"I really am. I am getting disappointed now.

"Not with the decision but more disappointed that we are allowing those penalty kicks to be accepted.

"In my books, it is not a penalty.

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“We are disappointed. I would not say we were unlucky. One of them went for us as they had a goal disallowed but at 1-0, the penalty was given.”

With Liverpool facing a defensive crisis, this was a vital three points in a period where the Reds will hope to notch up as many points as possible.

They face Atalanta next in the Champions League before taking on Manchester City, who are viewed by many as the top challengers to their Premier League crown.

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