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Villa boss O'Neill angry over Young dive claims

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is upset over diving claims levelled at star winger Ashley Young.

He reckons ref Phil Dowd made a "crazy" decision to caution the player at Arsenal on Sunday - a yellow card which led to a one-match ban.

O'Neill insisted: "It was far too close to call for simulation, it was crazy.

"Alex Song may or may not have touched him - no one can be certain about that. But to book him was utter lunacy. Referees will gather and think it was a dive.

"Ashley gets very close to players who are going to get a foot in and get a touch. That is an art."

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