West Ham boss David Moyes lambasted the use of VAR once again after yesterday’s 4-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.
The Hammers were brilliant yesterday. In all fairness, Watford were horrendously poor but you can only beat who’s in front of you can’t you!
The three points were much needed. West Ham moved back into fifth spot above Tottenham in the Premier League table after beating Watford.
It was probably the easiest three points we will earn all season long. The boys still had to turn up and perform though, and they did exactly that.
4-1 was a fair result in the end but perhaps the Hammers could have won the match by an even greater margin.
Moyes shocked by 50th minute incident during West Ham’s win v Watford
Jarrod Bowen had a goal disallowed five minutes after the second-half kicked off.
Tomas Soucek was adjudged to have committed a foul in the build-up to Bowen’s goal by referee Darren England, after he went over to VAR to run his eye over the incident.
Moyes spoke to reporters after the game and responded when asked whether he agreed with the decision, as quoted by Football.London:
“Well, I’ve looked at the decision and I’ll be worried if the referees are going back to the soft decision like they did a year ago. I thought they’d got rid of that now. I was amazed that after seeing it, obviously in the game I didn’t know I accepted the referee’s decision, but now I have had a chance to see it I just cannot believe that that’s the level of free-kick they are giving in the Premier League. It’s such a soft free-kick to give I believed we had moved on from that but it looks like they are back in it now.”
Moyes is spot on there.
West Ham have continually been on the wrong end of farcical VAR decisions this season.
Yesterday’s one was a joke. It was an incredibly soft foul to give and at the time, we were only 2-1 up. So it could have played a big role in the outcome of the game.
And then after that, the officials who were operating VAR tried everything they could to not give us a penalty when Bowen was brought down inside the box. It was a decision that should have been made inside five seconds, not two minutes.
Hopefully we will start to get a few go our way during the second-half of the season.
We won’t be holding out breath though…