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West Ham's Lanzini handed two-game ban for dive

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West Ham's Manuel Lanzini has been given a two-game ban after being found guilty of diving to win a penalty against Stoke on Saturday, the Football Association has announced.

The 24-year-old Argentinian went down when challenged by Erik Pieters and West Ham captain Mark Noble converted from the spot to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

Referee Graham Scott's decision to award the penalty infuriated Stoke manager Mark Hughes, who is now under pressure following his side's eventual 3-0 defeat.

Lanzini was charged with the "successful deception of a match official" on Monday and was given until 6pm this evening to respond.

He denied the charge but an independent regulatory commission upheld it at a hearing on Tuesday and the ban comes into immediate effect, ruling him out of the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Arsenal and the Premier League clash against Newcastle on Saturday.

Moyes: I can manage any club in the world

David Moyes has lifted West Ham since coming in. Credit: PA

David Moyes believes he could manage any team in the world and wants to prove it at West Ham.

Moyes appears to be instigating a revival at his new club, with Saturday's 3-0 victory at Stoke their third consecutive game without defeat.

Before then, Moyes' side had lost 2-1 at Manchester City before beating Chelsea and drawing against Arsenal at home.

They have climbed out of the relegation places and now sit 15th in the table ahead of Tuesday's Carabao Cup quarter-final away at Arsenal.

Like West Ham, Moyes admits he is also rebuilding his reputation after ill-fated spells in charge of Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland.

"I have to come here and show I can do it," said the Scot. "If you're any player you have to come and show what you can do. Your reputation doesn't stand for anything.

"You have to come here and try to get up and show you're capable of doing the job. I think I'm capable of doing the job at any club in the world so I'm sure I can do it at West Ham."

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West Ham boss Moyes questions Lanzini diving charge

David Moyes is yet to decide on whether to submit an appeal fro Lanzini's diving charge. Credit: PA

West Ham manager David Moyes is surprised by the Football Association's decision to charge Manuel Lanzini for diving.

But Moyes admits West Ham are yet to decide if they will appeal against the Argentinian's two-match ban before Tuesday's deadline of 6pm.

Lanzini won a penalty against Stoke on Saturday after he was challenged by Erik Pieters, with Hammers captain Mark Noble converting from the spot to give his side a 1-0 lead.

The decision infuriated Stoke manager Mark Hughes, who is now under even more pressure following their 3-0 home defeat.

Lanzini is the second Premier League player to be charged for the "successful deception of a match official" - in this case referee Graham Scott - after Everton striker Oumar Niasse was the first to be penalised last month.

"I am a bit surprised because of the incident in the game," Moyes said. "The referee was 10 yards from the ball with nothing blocking his vision.

"It is clear to see the defender makes an attempt to go for the ball and doesn't get it. From my point of view, they are going against the referee, whoever the panel were."

Lanzini is now set to be suspended for West Ham's Carabao Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Tuesday, as well their crunch basement battle with Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.

On whether West Ham will appeal, Moyes said: "We are going to have a talk about it this afternoon and decide what we are going to do. We will look at it."

Stoke v West Ham delayed after power cut

The kick off has been delayed. Credit: PA

The kick-off for Stoke's Premier League clash with West Ham has been delayed due to a power cut at the bet365 Stadium.

Power was lost around much of the ground just before 2:00pm and had not been recovered by around 2:35pm, at which point the Potters announced the match would not begin at three o'clock as scheduled.

Stoke wrote on Twitter: "A power surge has affected both club generators and the mains supply.

"Kick off will be delayed due to a major power outage. We will make a further announcement after 3.00pm."

The majority of fans were left outside the stadium when the announcement was made because the turnstiles could not be operated to let them in.

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