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​West Ham lose Lanzini for two games over diving charge

West Ham forward Manuel Lanzini has been banned for two games after being found guilty of a charge of 'successful deception of a match official' in Saturday's Premier League win over Stoke, the Football Association has announced.

The 24-year-old Argentinian went down when challenged by Erik Pieters and West Ham captain Mark Noble converted from the spot to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

Lanzini was charged with the "successful deception of a match official" on Monday and was given until 6pm this evening to respond.

He denied the charge but an independent regulatory commission upheld it at a hearing on Tuesday and the ban comes into immediate effect.

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