West Ham players Aaron Cresswell and Declan Rice took to Twitter last night in reaction to Michael Oliver’s goal-line technology malfunctioning at a crucial time during Aston Villa’s game against Sheffield United.
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Just before half-time, Villa keeper Orjan Nyland fell behind his goal-line clutching Oliver Norwood’s free-kick, only for referee’s watch to fail to signal it as a goal.
The ball was clearly over the line. But alas, it wasn’t given. And Villa ended up picking up what could turn out to be a vital point in their bid for survival.
Dean Smith’s side do remain inside the bottom three. But they are now just one point adrift of 16th placed West Ham.
The Hammers have Wolves at the London Stadium on Saturday. And that is an absolute must win for them.
David Moyes needs to start getting some points on the board asap.
Having said that, the Hammers could also do with the teams around them losing games – something that seemed to be happening quite regularly before the season was grounded to a halt.
That didn’t quite happen last night, with Villa picking up a point. But things could have been so much better for West Ham, had the technology not failed at such a crucial time.
And West Ham stars Aaron Cresswell and Declan Rice took to Twitter in reaction to the farcical moment…
Wait… i thought this is what VAR was brought in for ?!? Blatantly over the line????
— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) June 17, 2020
What’s going on here???? VAR? Goal line technology? 🥴🤷🏻♂️
— AARON CRESSWELL (@Aaron_Cresswell) June 17, 2020