Bale The Diver?

Last updated : 30 December 2012 By Tott Dixon - Seaham

Referee Martin Atkinson handed the Welshman his third caution in five games, but Bale and his manager Andre Villas Boas felt he was hard-done-by.

Bale said: “I’ve been clipped and booked for no reason again.”

Villas-Boas added: “I understand reputations can be created, but it’s a bit unfair.”