Robbed yet again by wrong decision


Manuel Lanzini’s 14th minute goal should have stood and the linesman got it wrong TV replays have shown. Lanzini netted against Arsenal from a Andy Carroll overhead kick but the referee Craig Pawson backed up his linesman in disallowing the goal.

Veteran referee Howard Webb working for BT Sport agrees the officials got it badly wrong yet again which makes the 14th wrong decision against West Ham this season.

Hammers supporters can rightly feel aggrieved yet again that a major decision has gone against them. With momentum with Arsenal, they scored through an Ozil goal, again a marginal decision whether it was onside or not but the officials gave Arsenal the benefit of the doubt so often denied to West Ham.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

8 comments on “Robbed yet again by wrong decision

  1. Well we just got one back, but I was going to say referees should be accountable in courts of law. We can still win! COYI!!!

  2. Ref”s name must be on the Panama List .

  3. Not just that but how can a player laying on the ground infront of the keeper get up walk straight through the eye view with a. Player coming to shoot not be interfering with play,
    Their second goal to me is debatable,
    Our goal disallowed in the second half for a foul was debatable as well as Carroll was pushed into the keeper,
    We still looked class not a team chasing a game,
    Lanzini just struggling to make 90 minutes but he with Payet make us look class
    We need to look at defenders in the summer ?

  4. Again cheated. But lets be honest we all know the reasons why.

    There is no way that the Premier League would want two unfashionable teams in the Champions League next season. We are already in danger of losing a spot.

    Not a hope they would want Leicester, Tottenham and West Ham all in the Champions League. So they will do everything possible to make sure Man City, Arsenal and Man United are given every bit of help they can get.

    If Stoke, Southampton, Everton ect, were in our situation it would be them being royally ****ed over.

    It a joke, it’s fixed and it a ****ing disgrace.

    Just going on the last 4 games. We should now be in the FA Cup semi final and on 58 points in the League.

  5. You really do have to wonder about the integrity of the assistant, he was bang in line with that and should not have given it, no excuses for that. Bring on the technology asap and get rid of these cheating officials once and for all.

  6. 1 or 2 matches is a coincidence 5 matches is a directive. Great performance nevertheless COYI!!!

  7. Sean – I posted this in another thread but it’s relevant to this topic. I’m a fan of the coach’s challenge in American football and I believe giving each manager two or three challenges per match for very specific circumstances would not slow the game overmuch. No challenges for open play events that would stop the play, only events that have already resulted in a stoppage. One example would be that the manager would be allowed to challenge an offside call that chalks off a goal (not every offside, just when the ball ends up in the net). Before the free kick is taken the manager can lodge the challenge. The official review is allowed no more than 3 minutes to make a determination. TV has proven they can build a clear offside graphic in moments for broadcast. Same tech applies here. And this process wouldn’t take as long as some of these football actors waste with their writhing in “pain” and getting magic sponge treatment. 🙂

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