Allardyce complains about disallowed Nolan ‘goal’


sam-allardyceSam Allardyce had typically strong words for an official after the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United claiming “he saw something we didn’t.”

The Hammers boss was upset that Kevin Nolan’s late ‘goal’ was adjudged offside and the Hammers were deprived of what would have been a fully deserved point.

Nolan tapped the ball home but was judged to have just strayed beyond the last man and was called offside.

Allardyce snapped: “I’ve looked on the laptop and Kevin Nolan made a good run from deep and put the ball in the net.

Unfortunately for us, the assistant saw something we didn’t. It’s unfortunate when you’ve worked so hard to get back in the game.

“We gifted Manchester United two goals and at 11 v 11 we had the best chances. Diafra Sakho could easily have had a hat-trick today.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • rugbyirons says:

    Did he explain why we couldn’t score against ten men for a third of the game or just blame everyone else as usual?

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