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WATCH: Clattenburg on Mohamed Salah simulation controversy

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Longtime Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg joined the NBCSN crew before Sunday’s action to discuss a topic that’s been growing in relevance the past few weeks: Mohamed Salah and diving.

The Egyptian superstar has won several controversial penalties in the past few match days, and referees appear to be closely monitoring Salah.

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The Liverpool man was not awarded a penalty for a clear dive in Saturday’s 7-goal thriller with Crystal Palace, a match in which he was up for Man of the Match consideration for sensational play apart from any perceived simulation.

Clattenburg argues that Salah was fortunate not to receive a yellow in that situation, and notes a pattern in the player’s behavior: He goes down if the foul or perceived foul is in a non-scoring situation, but stays up if it’s outside the box or there’s a chance he could get a goal.

Liverpool fans will almost surely disagree given the evidence, but the argument is otherwise quite strong. There’s a difference between diving and simulation/exaggeration, and there’s little doubt the latter has become a part of Salah’s game (perhaps due to the increasing amount of defensive attention and fouling headed his way).

VIDEO: ‘The Lowe Down’ — Should Solskjaer be permanent Man United manager?

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NBC Sports’ Premier League host Rebecca Lowe details what Manchester United should do at manager, her New Year’s resolution and more.

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The 2 Robbies: Rebecca Lowe joins for a midseason review

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Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle are joined by Rebecca Lowe to discuss what in the world is going on with Manchester City and the Premier League title race after Liverpool and Tottenham both picked up big Boxing Day wins and City fell to Leicester (1:15). Plus, Lady Lowe and the gents hand out their Premier League midseason awards (20:30).

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VIDEO: ‘The Lowe Down’ focuses on Man United’s future

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NBC Sports’ Premier League host Rebecca Lowe focuses on the future of Manchester United in the latest edition of “The Lowe Down.”

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Lowe breaks down what needs to change at Man United and who might be the next manager, predicts where Jose Mourinho may pop up next and looks at who is leading Liverpool’s title charge.

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VIDEO: ‘The Lowe Down’ focuses on PL Week 17

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NBC Sports’ Premier League host Rebecca Lowe breaks down everything that happened in Week 17 in the latest edition of “The Lowe Down.”

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Lowe discusses the importance of manager-player relationships, decides whether Arsenal or Chelsea will finish in the top four, and examines Kyle Martino’s Instagram verification campaign, plus more. 

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