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PL admit Hammers’ VAR mistake

The Premier League has finally confirmed that VAR got the call to disallow the Irons’ equaliser against Chelsea WRONG.

The Hammers came within inches of snatching a point but were denied at the death by a frankly ludicrous call from the video assistant referee.

Trailing 2-1 in the game, the Hammers equalised through Maxwel Cornet, after Edouard Mendy rushed out of his goal to dive at Jarrod Bowen’s feet.

The VAR adjudged that Bowen had fouled Mendy, despite the contact being minimal, and the goal was ruled out.

And The Sun now reports that Premier League chiefs have accepted they have made six mistakes in total throughout this term, including Cornet’s goal.

Howard Webb, the former top-flight referee, is set to take over as the head of referees from Boxing Day and is aiming to ensure that there are fewer VAR interventions throughout a game.

If that means the Irons stop drawing the short straw, that would be ideal.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.