No FA action for penalty-winning Silva

Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has escaped retrospective action from the Football Association after he was accused of diving to win a penalty against Burnley.

The Portugal international went to ground under minimal contact from Clarets keeper Nick Pope in the 30th minute at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to earn City a spot-kick, which was converted by Sergio Aguero to hand them the lead.

Pep Guardiola’s side went on to claim a 3-0 victory as they extended their unbeaten start to the Premier League season and went five points clear at the top of the table.

The FA had put new rules in place in May allowing them to review potential acts of simulation, but having examined video footage of the incident they decided that Silva has no case to answer.

The 23-year-old has made 12 appearances in all competitions for the Citizens since they paid Monaco £43.5 million to acquire his signature during the off-season.

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