David Moyes accused VAR of “disrespect” after West Ham were denied a late penalty in a 2-1 loss to Liverpool
Moyes confronted Chris Kavanagh on the field at full-time after the referee decided not to award a penalty after Thiago’s arm collided with the ball while challenging Danny Ings in the box.
The Hammers manager believed VAR Neil Swarbrick should have at the very least instructed Kavanagh to review the incident on the pitchside monitor.
“I’ve had a chance to see it since,” Moyes said. “The difference for me is, and you’ll probably hear them say he needed to break his fall, but if you lunge, it’s your own fault for lunging and being out of control in the tackle.”
“You can break your fall by sliding and having to put your arm down, but lunging for the ball completely negates anything they’re saying about breaking your fall.” I believe it is a penalty kick.
“I think the most difficult thing to take is the disrespect from VAR, that VAR would not have at least said to the referee that this might be worth looking into.” That tells me they don’t notice it.
“Someone in VAR didn’t have enough football knowledge to realize how close this was.”
“Whoever it was decided not to send a referee.” VAR, in my opinion, showed us no respect.
“To be honest, I don’t like a lot of the changes to the handball rule.” Do I believe the boy intended for it to hit his hand tonight? No, I did not. But he got in the way of a ball passing through due to his own actions.
“Look, it’s not about that (apologizing).” They may need to apologize to the football club because we are attempting to gain points in order to become a Premier League team.”
Liverpool came from behind to win their third game in a row thanks to Joel Matip‘s towering header.
The Hammers took the lead thanks to a spectacular strike from Lucas Paqueta, but were pegged back by Cody
“I really enjoyed the performance. We were exceptional in the first half. We made one mistake, and they scored a fantastic goal. But we kept our cool and got our screamer.
“I enjoyed the second half as well. We had to dig deep due to West Ham’s physicality. If the game had ended in a tie, I would have enjoyed it. We won, so it was the ideal night for us.”
Gakpo’s long-range drive.
And, just moments after Jarrod Bowen’s goal was disallowed for offside, Matip scored from a corner to put an end to West Ham’s recent comeback.
“I just heard about the handball. “I thought he just fell on the ball, but I can see why Moyesie would think otherwise,” Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said after his team climbed to sixth place.