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Crystal Palace's Pardew: McArthur should be 'embarrassed' about dive

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has blasted one of his own players, James McArthur, for his diving antics during the Eagles' clash with Stoke City.

Palace managed to take a huge step towards securing their safety in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over the Potters on Saturday.

Despite the victory though, Pardew was left with a bitter taste in his mouth after McArthur took a tumble under minimal contact inside the box during the early stages of the second half, as the midfielder attempted to con the referee into awarding Palace a penalty.

The Scotsman's simulation has certainly not gone down too well with Pardew and he has now gone on to slam the 27-year old by labeling his actions as 'embarrassing'.

The Selhurst Park boss told Sky Sports' 'Goals on Sunday' programme: "He dived. He should be embarrassed. He's a great professional and that's unlike him. I was surprised but it shows what pressure does to players.

"I haven't spoken to him about it but I don't need to. He will see the replay and he will be embarrassed."

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