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Moyes shocked by Liverpool penalty award

Furious David Moyes – having watched the Hammers do “some really good things “hit out at the Liverpool penalty award.

And looking at the replay after the game it’s clear that Mo Salah threw himself to the ground as a result of Arthur Masuaku’s challenge.

Let’s not beat around the bush – he cheated – and it eventually cost the Hammers in a big way and that is no way to lose a game of football, even in 2020.

For all that there was plenty be pleased with because this really is a becoming a very good West Ham team which defends superbly and counter attacks in a very exciting manner.

None of that, however, will pacify Moysie who made no bones about the decision and it was good hear a manager say it as it is after the game,

He was quoted at https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2020/october/31-october/david-moyes-we-did-some-really-good-things-anfield and it was quite clear he was making a very good point very well.

He said: “I thought tonight we looked as if we could have got something. Liverpool played well and had lot of the ball, but I thought we did some really good things as well so there’s a lot of positives to take from it.

I’m amazed that a penalty kick for the action in the first half, I really am. I’m getting disappointed now, not with the decisions, but I’m getting more disappointed that we’re going to allow those sort of penalty kicks to be accepted. People may debate if it is or it isn’t, but in my book it just isn’t a penalty.”

And there was us believing that’s why VAR had been introduced.

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9 comments on “Moyes shocked by Liverpool penalty award

  1. Masuaku is & always has been / will be a calamitous liability & has persistently cost Hammers innumerable points. Why has Moyes not learned the lesson that he cannot play him because he is the worst defender in the PL & should have been transferred out long ago.

    Similarly, Moyes knows Haller cannot perform as a sole striker yet continues to pick him in that role. Benrhama may have posed different problems & put in a better shift in that role if he had replaced Haller earlier?

    Moyes never uses his subs until results are lost except for injury or those without match fitness. Using his defensive formation players become tired. So Hammers consistently loses matches in the final minutes of games because Moyes is inept in using his subs.

    Moyes & Masuaku do not learn from their persistent mistakes!

    Masuaku should never play for the first team again.

    Moyes is not the manager to lead Hammers much more successfully!

    • The one thing you fail to mention is Salah is the biggest CHEAT football has ever seen. He should be ashamed. Even Graham Souness was embarrassed.

  2. Salah has again got away with it! He is a notorious diver! He always seems to get the benefit of the doubt because he plays for one of the “big six”. Would the Hammers been awarded such a very soft penalty, even at home? I doubt it!! A draw would have been a fair result!

  3. VAR would’ve given the pen anyway. Is no one claiming Mane offside for the second? He was across Fab’s line of sight

    • That’s what I thought. Also a foul on Oggy in the build up?

    • Yes Matt, but given it’s Liverpool they weren’t likely to be given.
      Just as much as he was clearly offside position, in front of the goal, the pass was directly to him…. how is that NOT involved in the play?
      Minutes earlier, Mane, whose tackling could be described as ‘enthusiastic to the point of reckless’ lunged in (Body out of control) into the keeper on the rebound, full force into the midriff … and no card??
      When the rebound was put in by clearly offside Jota, the VAR debate by the commentators was about the ‘is he, isn’t he? did he touch the ball etc. completely missing the actually foul…
      Pleased that VAR did it’s job there, but offside rule is baffling.
      Oh yeah, and Salah is still a cheat…… and Masuaku isn’t a defender.

  4. Why was Masuaku even trying to win the ball? Salah had his back to goal and was going away. He should never have stuck a leg out in that situation.

  5. With VAR we had the opportunity to rid the game of this type of cheating once and for all, but we still have players like Salah primed to fall to earth at the slightest touch and conning refs and VAR and Maguire getting away with strangle holds whilst dragging opponents to the floor in something more akin to wrestling and nothing to do with football, yet deemed ok by VAR , officials and pundits? No wonder the game is in such a mess .

  6. Salah dived and should have been booked – it was blatant cheating. Also sickening to listen to Carragher commentating ‘ blatant penalty’ – mister impartial he ain’t! Well played IRONS proud of you but Haller is a worry!!!

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