David Moyes shared with reporters what his staff in the dug-out told him about the Ezri Konsa red card incident at Villa Park yesterday.
The Hammers beat Aston Villa 4-1 but in truth the scoreline flattered us.
We probably deserved to win on the balance of play but how we managed to win by three clear goals really was a surprise!
West Ham have played a lot better this season than we did yesterday, that’s for sure.
The red card shown to Ezri Konsa early on in the second half certainly had an impact on the outcome of the game.
David Moyes shares what he was told about Ezri Konsa red card incident
Sending off the 24-year-old was a 50/50 call. Some will say it was the right decision whilst some will disagree.
Perhaps referee Chris Kavanagh should have given Kourtney Hause his marching orders rather than Konsa.
And Moyes hinted that perhaps that would have been the fairer decision, when speaking to Football.London last night:
“I have genuinely not seen them yet not because I got asked on the TV as well but I’ve not seen them. But the shout I was getting from the boys who had seen it in the dugout said that they thought the first one was may have been worse but I’ve not seen the decision so I can’t comment and I don’t really know. Obviously, it went for us the sending off and it went against Dean Smith. It was a decision that went for us.”
The decision not to send off Hause really was an absolute shocker from Kavanagh and his assistants.
Konsa will feel hard done by but the fact that Hause remained on the pitch meant that everything was evened out in the end.
A decision went our way whilst another one didn’t. It’s a shame that Dean Smith didn’t really highlight that after the game!