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David Moyes leaves West Ham fans baffled with take on VAR-cical VAR-senal
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David Moyes leaves West Ham fans baffled with take on VAR-cical VAR-senal

Hammers boss David Moyes has left West Ham fans baffled with his take on the VAR-cical VAR-senal refereeing incident at the Emirates.

West Ham were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal on Wednesday night to drop out of the Premier League top four.

In truth West Ham – who have simply not looked the same team since that momentum killing November international break – deserved nothing from the game.

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The Hammers were second best all over the pitch throughout and the form of Moyes’s side has dipped badly with just one win in their last six Premier League games telling its own story.

Arsenal also ended West Ham’s European record stretching back 42 games of having not lost a game by more than one goal.

But, as seems to be the norm for West Ham when they threaten to challenge the top four, there was huge VAR controversy yet again with the Hammers still fighting in the game at 1-0.

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Vladimir Coufal slid in on Alexandre Lacazette in the box and clearly won the ball first.

But referee Anthony Taylor and his VAR cronies produced what will be remembered as one of the worst decisions of the season to further fuel growing conspiracy theories amongst fans of the “other 14” about clear bias towards the so called “big six”.

Not only did Taylor and his pals stick to the decision to award a penalty.

But they gave Coufal his marching orders for a second booking having already been carded when Gunners left-back Kieran Tierney dived clutching his face in the first half in an incident that was not even a foul let alone a bookable offence.

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David Moyes leaves West Ham fans baffled with take on VAR-cical VAR-senal

Despite all that West Ham boss Moyes has left Hammers fans baffled with his take on the incident as he AGREED with the officials.

“He (Coufal) got the ball but he should have got more of the ball,” Moyes said after the game (Football.London).

“His timing means he caught the top of the ball and followed through and I think that is why Taylor had to think about the decision.

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“I thought Vladimir could have got more of the ball. It is the refs decision and we gave him the opportunity to choose one.”

There is a lot to be said for a manager being honest. And West Ham fans like it that Moyes always calls it as it is and does not sugar coat things or get too carried away.

But that is one of the worst takes from a manager on an incident that has affected his team that you are likely to hear all season too.

Moyes should have used the incident to highlight the ridiculous run of VAR decisions that have now successfully helped dump West Ham out of the top four.

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In the last three games alone VAR has arguably cost West Ham five points. The detested system took over four minutes and seemed to check every available rule in the book to cancel out Michail Antonio’s goal which made it 2-0 against Brighton as the Hammers went on to draw 1-1 in the last minute.

Against Burnley Craig Dawson was fouled for the clearest penalty you will see all season but the claims were dismissed out of hand and West Ham drew 0-0.

And now at Arsenal with the team fighting for an equaliser, Anthony Taylor happened.

VAR-cical VAR-senal.

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