Swansea's Fabianski 'furious' with Marcus Rashford dive

The shot-stopper proclaimed his innocence as the English striker won a penalty for the Red Devils against the Welsh outfit

SWANSEA CITY MANAGER Paul Clement has described the sense of anger felt by Lukas Fabianski after conceding a penalty in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Marcus Rashford won the spot-kick in the first half at Old Trafford, but the England Under-21 international appeared to go to ground without making contact with Fabianski.

And the Poland international was absolutely incensed, as his manager related after the game.

“He was furious. He was furious,” Clement told reporters in the post-match press conference.

He said: ‘I’ve gone down to get my hands on the ball, and I can see that now I can’t get it so I’ve come away from it and [Rashford has] gone down before the contact.’”

Rooney’s penalty came just before half time, giving the hosts a boost after losing Luke Shaw to injury earlier in the half.

However, Jose Mourinho’s men could not hold on for maximum points as Sigurdsson struck with just over 10 minutes left on the clock, dealing a blow to the Red Devils’ top-four hopes.

My players clearly thought it wasn’t a penalty and, seeing the replay the player has deceived the referee,” he told BT Sport.

“It’s clear. There’s no other way to look at it.

The ref [Neil Swarbrick] seemed to have some doubts because there was a big delay and I spoke to him afterwards and he said he was only receiving confirmation from his assistants. It was a mistake. He went down way before there was contact.”

He added to BBC Sport: “The players were very frustrated and angry after that penalty decision at half-time, but we re-focused in the dressing room on what we had to do.

That is arguably a clean sheet today and we go into the next game against Everton fully believing that we can stay in this league for next season.”

Swansea, in 18th place, are two points behind Hull City with three games left to play.

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