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Cazorla 'dive' riles Clarke

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West Brom manager Steve Clarke hit out at referee Mike Jones after he failed to spot a dive by Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla as the Gunners recorded a 2-0 Barclays Premier League win at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal took the lead in controversial fashion midway through the first half as Spain midfielder Cazorla flung himself to the floor following a challenge by Steven Reid, with replays showing there was no contact. Mikel Arteta converted the resulting penalty and scored from the spot again on 64 minutes after Chris Brunt tripped Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

"There was zero contact, it wasn't even close. I am not sure what the referee saw," said the angry West Brom manager. "It was a bad decision for us and obviously changed the shape of the afternoon. It could have been a nervous afternoon for Arsenal, at 0-0 they hadn't created too much."

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