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Technology can tackle diving - Taylor

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Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has called for technology to be used in the fight against diving in the wake of the Santi Cazorla controversy.

Simulation has again become a talking point after Arsenal playmaker Cazorla won a first-half penalty in Saturday's 2-0 victory over West Brom after going to ground following a challenge by Steven Reid. Replays showed there was no contact between the players and Baggies boss Steve Clarke condemned referee Mike Jones for missing what he viewed as a blatant dive.

While Taylor did not wish to comment on this specific case, he told Sky Sports News: "This has been a non-stop subject for a long time now - how we best deal with it given the pace of the game and the difficulties for referees and the assistant referees to judge. I think it's going to be inevitable that if technology comes in for goal-line decisions and penalty decisions, then it will help in these situations."

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