Sadio Mane proved you don’t win penalties without going down during Sheffield United Vs Liverpool

Sadio Mane refused to go down and win an ‘easy’ penalty during Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Sheffield United – with fans thinking it shows why players throw themselves to ground.

Curtis Jones and an own goal from Kean Bryan saw Liverpool stop the rot and win their first game in five.

The contest was drawing to a close and Mane drifted into the Blades box to take on Ethan Ampadu.

Ampadu lunged at Mane and the winger didn’t go down, instead staying on his feet and letting the ball go for a goal kick.

Sky Sports commentator Andy Hinchcliffe remarked: “Isn’t it great to see Sadio Mane stay on his feet there?

“There is some contact there but he stays on his feet. Really good.”

While viewers have praised Mane’s sporting conduct, many believe it shows a clear issue in English football.