Richard Keys has criticised Manchester United ace Bruno Fernandes for the manner in which he lunged into West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on Saturday at the London Stadium.
The Hammers were beaten convincingly by Man United in the end.
The 3-1 scoreline did flatter Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, however.
West Ham were by far the better team in the first-half. If David Moyes’ side were more clinical in front of goal, we could have been 3-0 up at half-time…easily.
It is what it is though. We were deservedly punished for our profligacy in front of goal.
Things could have been so different, however. Manchester United’s equaliser should have been chalked off after Dean Henderson’s clearance went at least two yards out of play.
Richard Keys highlighted that decision as an absolute shocker and rightly so. But the former Sky Sports presenter noticed something Bruno Fernandes did that equally riled him:
“In the PL they can’t even get basic calls right. What on earth did the lino at West Ham not see? We all saw it was, except him. As if that calamitous error wasn’t enough – why wasn’t Fernandes penalised for his outrageous lunge at Fabianski a couple of minutes later? The keeper leapt out of the way of flailing studs – knocked the ball into touch – and United scored from the throw. It was a foul by Fernandes. Why didn’t Andre Marriner see it? Why didn’t VAR pick it up.”
Keys is far from popular amongst the West Ham fans. He is absolutely spot on here, however.
Manchester United got the rub of the green on Saturday, and had West Ham had a little bit more luck, we could have won the match.
The Red Devils showed their class going forward. They got two huge helping hands along the way, however.
Let’s just hope that we have more luck against Leeds on Friday.