West Brom manager Tony Pulis has accused Alexis Sanchez of "cheating" during Arsenal's 2-0 win over the Baggies in the Premier League.
He expressed Sanchez’s actions as “disappointing” for diving to win a free kick in the match, insisting that West Brom should have been given a penalty at the Emirates Stadium.
They were denied of this opportunity when Shkodran Mustafi tripped Jay Rodriguez. However, Pulis was left fuming after Referee Robert Madley did not give them the advantage.
Pulis was equally furious that Arsenal star Sanchez was left unpunished after claiming a first-half free kick on the edge of the Albion penalty area, AFP reports.
Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory thanks to goals scored by Alexandre Lacazette but Pulis stated his displeasure, telling Sky Sports "I think everybody has seen what's happened today. I think if you want to make an example of something, Sanchez actually dives on the edge of the box for the first free-kick. And he should be booked for diving there, in my opinion.
"Then you see the tackle in the box on Jay, the referee's got a great view, it's a stonewall penalty. The great thing is everybody has seen it, so they make their decisions. I don't have to talk about it and I don't want to talk about it.
“The disappointing thing tonight is Sanchez dives for the first free-kick, not the one they score off, and he should be booked. That's cheating.
"Jay is honest, and doesn't get his reward for being honest. We haven't had a penalty at this football club for over a year. And none of my players are told to roll around.
"The public out there, and everybody in the studio would have seen the referee's performance, so let them decide what they think. They won't get fined for that."