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I didn't dive for penalty - Johnson

I didn't dive for penalty - Johnson (©GettyImages)
I didn't dive for penalty - Johnson (©GettyImages).

Adam Johnson insists he did not take a dive to set up Manchester City's latest Barclays Premier League triumph.

Radio pundit Stan Collymore was among those who felt Johnson had gone to ground far too easily when Fulham defender Chris Baird made his ninth-minute challenge. However, Johnson did win some support from others, including Cottagers boss Martin Jol, who admitted he had managed players who would have done exactly the same thing.

But, after being an integral figure in Saturday's 3-0 win, Johnson claimed he did nothing wrong and the England winger told the BBC: "I felt the contact. Sometimes in normal time, when you are in the moment, you anticipate contact. There is a fine line between diving and anticipating contact but I felt it and went down. These things happen."

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Fulham
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