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Levein Cheat Rap

Mar 4 2009 By Gary Ralston

Falkirk 0 Dundee Utd 1

CRAIG LEVEIN faces another showdown with the SFA after branding Hearts cheats.

The Dundee United boss, left, used his Record Sport column yesterday to launch a stinging attack on his old club after Saturday's 1-0 defeat. United's luck changed last night when they won 1-0 at Falkirk. It came after Tam Scobbie's needless handball allowed Craig Conway to score from the spot.

Levein said Hearts players had indulged in time-wasting and feigned injury. Jambos boss Csaba Laszlo refused to become embroiled in a war of words, branding such a battle "cheap".

He insisted he has no issues with Levein and revealed he'll turn up at his rival's next birthday party with a bunch of flowers and abottle of whisky.

But the SFA are likely to be less forgiving as the Tannadice manager's comments come just seven months after he was fined a record £5000 for criticising Mike McCurry.

Their disciplinary department will review his comments before deciding whether he has brought the game into disrepute.

An SFA spokesman said:"If the comments are considered to be in breach of the guidelines he will be asked to explain himself to the general purposes committee."

Laszlo said: "I don't have any problems with Craig. My birthday has just passed but if his is coming up and he invites me I'll be there with flowers and a bottle of whisky."

However, Jambos keeper Janos Balogh added: "Every player at Hearts is honest and doesn't want to cheat."

If Laszlo had taken his whisky to Falkirk, Levein would have used it to toast Conway.

He said:"We haven't been on a great run so this was a vital win and we deserved it. Craig looked like he was getting back to his best but we had a lot of great performancesout there.

"As long as we are there in the shake-up for Europe I don't care who we are competing with for that prize."

Taken from the Daily Record

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