Swansea manager Garry Monk has described Stoke City winger Victor Moses as a cheat after helping the ‘Potters’ grab a first-half penalty in Sunday’s Premier League game at the Britannia.
Swansea defender Angel Rangel was penalised for a foul on Moses which Charlie Adam converted on 43 minutes to restore parity nine minutes after Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony had opened scores.
“Moses should be done for diving, for cheating,” said Monk in his post game briefing.
Substitute Jonathan Walters scored his first Premier League goal of the season to seal a 2-1 win for Stokes, thumping home a perfect header from fellow substitute Oussama Assaidi’s cross in the 76th minute.
Monk said Nigeria international Moses’ fall in the goal area few minutes to the half-time break was a “blatant dive” and wants the winger to be punished.
“It was an absolute disgusting decision from the referee in terms of the penalty against us,” the 35-year-old English boss said on referee Michael Oliver’s decision to award a second penalty on the evening after Moses tumbled inside the box.
“He (Moses) should be ashamed of himself for diving like that. I would not be able to go home to my family and show my face, for me it is a disgrace. He should be punished heavily for that.
“If my player had done that he would not play in the next game.”
Asked if he feared his comment may land him in deep water, Monk added: “What have I said wrong? I haven’t said anything wrong. I haven’t called anyone names, it’s not slanderous.”