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'My blood is still boiling': Robbie Savage fumes at decision that could cost West Ham

Robbie Savage was fuming when writing his regular column for the Mirror after Sheffield United’s ‘ghost goal’ was disallowed against Aston Villa. And West Ham fans will be too.

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The 19th placed Villans cut the gap to 16th placed West Ham back to just one point after Wednesday night’s draw against the Blades.

The relegation fight looks set to go down to the wire this season.

But if Aston Villa end up staying up either on goal difference or by a single point, there will surely be some questions asked from the relegated teams.

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Michael Oliver’s ‘goal-line technology’ watch failed to activate when the ball had clearly crossed Villa’s line just before half-time.

It was the first time that a mistake regarding that specific technology has occurred in more than 9,000 matches.

Savage doesn’t think that is good enough, however.

He told the Mirror how clubs like West Ham have the right to be aggrieved:

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“My blood is still boiling from the shambles of Sheffield United’s goal-that-wasn’t on Wednesday. You wait 100 days for football to return and after just 41 minutes you get a miscarriage of justice which was as bad as anything before goal-line technology. If Aston Villa stay up by a point, or Sheffield United miss out on Champions League football next season by a point, I wonder if we’ve heard the last of this.”

The Hammers are back in action this evening when they welcome Wolves to the London Stadium.

David Moyes and his players are in desperate of all three points. If West Ham fail to win the game, however, they will be in real trouble, with matches against Tottenham and Chelsea up next.

That point that Villa picked up on Wednesday night could end up being very important indeed.

Hammers fans will just be hoping that it doesn’t prove to be decisive in the battle against the drop.


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