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Tottenham boss Redknapp unhappy with Nasri dive

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp accused Arsenal star Samir Nasri of diving for the first of his two penalties in last night's Carling Cup defeat.

The Frenchman went down under pressure from Sebastian Bassong and then picked himself up to give the Gunners a 2-1 lead early in extra-time after the north London derby finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Nasri then scored a second penalty - after Steven Caulker pulled down Marouane Chamakh - and Andrey Arshavin completed the scoring in a 4-1 victory for Arsene Wenger's men.

Redknapp said: "I thought the first penalty was harsh. I thought Nasri dived.

"The second was blatant. It was Caulker's first appearance anywhere near this level and was a good experience for him."

Bassong agreed on the first spot-kick, adding: "He went down too easily, I didn't think it was a penalty.

"He told me afterwards that I barely touched him.

"It leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I touched Nasri's chest but I did not grab him. I have seen the video and from my point of view it was not a penalty."

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