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Pellegrini in ‘we wuz robbed’ claim

Manuel Pellegrini was quick to bemoan decisions which he believes cost West Ham three vital points and can’t wait for VAR.

Lucas Perez was called offside on the 90th minute after rounding She Schmeichel and scoring but the Hammers boss was having none of that.

It wasn’t even a tight call on our photo evidence pictured lower right where Perez appears to be at least a yard onside as the ball is played to him.

Sadly, the outcome will remain the same of course but Pellegrini is not a bloke to moan without good purpose and he insisted straight away the goal should have stood.

Instead of being 3-1 up a minute later the Hammers were pulled back and the Foxes went away with a point on a day when the Hammers should again probably have taken all three despite a stronger second half performance from the visitors.

Instead the manager made his disappointment very clear indeed in his after match comments to Match of the Day.

He said: “I think we deserved more than a draw. We should have been leading 3-1 but it was a mistake of the linesman.

“Yes, I’ve seen the goal again and he was one metre onside.

“There is nothing you can do about that. Next season when we have VAR it can be more fair.

“We generally played well but you cannot concede two goals.”

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11 comments on “Pellegrini in ‘we wuz robbed’ claim

  1. Very frustrating for him and the team,but that defence needs sorting for next season as yet again we cannot hold a lead and that injury time curse has struck again.Would love to know how many points we have given up to late goals and bad decisions by the officials this season.

  2. One bad decision that cost us a win was subbing off Nobes when we needed to control teh midfield for the last ten minutes. Crazy and inexcusable.

    • No the one bad decision was disallowing Perez’s onside second goal

      • Taking Nobes off WAS a very bad decision: I didn’t say it was the worst decision. We could have managed the game at 2-1, we didn’t need a third and to bring on Wilshere when the skipper wasn’t injured was poor judgement. As soon as I saw the swap I knew we’d concede.

  3. Bad decisions or not but once again we can see our a game out or hold a lead ..sorry but can’t be bothered with the excuses again…

  4. He needs to look at his substitution towards the end of the match.. You don’t take a player like noble off with 5 mins to go and bring on wilshere. When you’re winning with the game in the balance. Wilshere is not even match fit. Why oh why Manuel?

    • Yeah agree mate bit of a strange one..shame cuz we played ok but we always find a,way to shoot ourselves in the foot…it was a terrible decision not to give a goal and we have had yeah if them lately but our defending is awful and we just give to many stupid goals away hence why we drewthis game ..imo

  5. Yet again fans pay alot of money just to see the incompetent officals decide the game yet again.i know its not just us but we get more than most.i am hoping that the title gets decided by a bad wrong call for either Liverpool or man city in last few games and apart from VAR coming in to hopefully stop it some of these clowns get the tin tack for good

  6. I think the major mistake by pelle was in signing Wiltshire in the first place which was against Sullivan’s advice & he has been proved right, I know pelle did not have the money to buy a really decent midfielder but Wilshere was always a very chancy bet let’s hope he gets it right in the summer

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