Bale is no diver - AVB

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Andre Villas-Boas insists Gareth Bale is not a diver and has revealed the Tottenham winger is becoming increasingly frustrated at claims he goes to ground too easily.

Bale picked up his second yellow card in two games for simulation in Tottenham's 3-0 victory at Fulham on Saturday. Bale went down under a challenge from Steve Sidwell and referee Chris Foy cautioned the 23-year-old, although replays showed the Fulham midfielder had caught the Welshman's trailing leg.

The former Southampton player received a caution for the same offence on Wednesday after going down following a challenge with Daniel Agger, and again, replays showed there was contact. Villas-Boas said: "Yes, he is frustrated about it. It is difficult for him, particularly in the last two games."

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