Nigerian international and Chelsea player, Victor Moses, on Sunday married his long-time partner in a low-key wedding ceremony in London.
Only a few family members and friends witnessed the ceremony between the couple who already have two children together, a five-year-old son Brentley and a two-year-old daughter Nyah.
The 26-year-old Nigeria international’s wedding is coming after Moses won the Premier League alongside his team, Chelsea and a day after being given a red card in Chelsea’s FA Cup final 2-1 loss to Arsenal.
Victor Moses has been fingered for Chelsea’s loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday, May 27. Arsenal dominated the game but the Blues had chances to score and their work was made harder by the red card Moses received for simulation inside the box in the 68th minute.
Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring in the first half when he handled and collected the ball from Aarom Ramsey who was in an offside position and interfering with play.
Moses then received his marching orders in the second half when he was shown a second yellow card for a dive after he was challenged by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Diego Costa equalized as the Blues tried to impose themselves but Aaron Ramsey scored the winner as the Gunners salvaged something from a disappointing season.
Although Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte defended Victor Moses after the match saying: “Moses is an honest player and if it is a [dive], i don’t think he wanted to [cheat] the referee”, a former Premier League referee, Graham Poll, thinks otherwise branding Moses a ‘serial diver’ and a ‘cheat’.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Graham Poll alleged Victor Moses cheated in the FA Cup final in an attempt to win his side a penalty and a lifeline into a game they didn’t deserve to win.
“Moses has previous — one incident when on loan at Stoke City was against Swansea City. Moses ‘collapsed’ when challenged by Angel Rangel and was branded a cheat by John Hartson and Garry Monk.
“Stoke chairman Peter Coates leapt to his player’s defence, saying: ‘Moses is not a cheat and those comments crossed the line.’
“Therein lies the problem. We are not prepared to see diving for what it is — a blatant form of cheating which should never be defended or condoned. I wonder what Coates thinks about Moses now?
“In recent weeks, much has been said about simulation and how difficult it is to detect accurately.
“Marcus Rashford, Dele Alli and Leroy Sane, to name but a few, have all won their sides penalties by conning referees and so the spotlight was on Anthony Taylor to get things right in the final of the oldest cup competition at Wembley.
“Added to that, Taylor will have felt under pressure on Saturday after missing the handball by Alexis Sanchez in the build-up to the opening goal in just the fourth minute.
“While he was excellent in his demeanour and attitude, overruling his assistant’s erroneous offside flag, he will have been made aware that he was mistaken when thinking the ball had struck Sanchez’s knee — a decision which went against Chelsea,” Poll said.
Poll said Moses anticipated a challenge from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain which never came, adding that the Chelsea star should hang his head in shame for being dismissed for such an offence in any game. In his words:
“Given that and the fact that he was fully aware that he [Chamberlain] had cautioned Moses just 11 minutes earlier for a blatant tactical foul on Danny Welbeck it would have been far easier to wave aside the penalty appeal and be pleased that he had not been duped.
“Instead, Taylor took the brave option which so many of his colleagues have failed to this season and stopped play to dismiss Moses. The dive was clear and blatant which helped but it took courage nonetheless.
“My immediate thought at the time was that Moses should hang his head in shame for being dismissed for such an offence in any game, let alone an FA Cup final. No doubt he won’t though as he celebrates a good season, highlighted by his manger Antonio Conte.
“Next season we have the introduction of technology to enable players to be charged retrospectively and I hope that doesn’t dampen the referee’s resolve to detect and punish on the day as Taylor did.
“However, the focus should not be on the referees but the players who, make no bones about it, do cheat — and any of those who defend them.”