3) Steven Taylor, Newcastle vs Aston Villa (2005)
Proof that dives aren’t just to create the illusion of fouls, but can also be used to mask them. With the Magpies already a goal down at home and Shay Given stranded yards from goal, Taylor leapt to action to prevent them conceding a second. Sadly for him it was with his hand, Newcastle conceded the penalty, Taylor was sent off and Newcastle lost 3-0. With one final roll of the dice he tried covering up his mishap by writhing around on the floor clutching his face. Even he didn't grumble when the card came out.