Kalvin Phillips

The worst decision ever? Maybe but we’ll take it


The worst decision ever? I’m not sure but I’m glad it went West Ham’s way

Wolves manager Gary O’Neil expressed his frustration over what he deemed “the worst decision I have ever seen” during Saturday’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United in the Premier League.

Max Kilman believed he had secured a late equalizer by heading home from a corner at Molineux, only for it to be disallowed following a VAR check.

The worst decision ever? Gary O'Neil was absolutely fuming-West  Ham-Wolves

The worst decision ever? Gary O’Neil was absolutely fuming

Whilst there is some sympathy for the Wolves manager’s perspective, West Ham had been awaiting some fortune with VAR. Whether it was Tomas Soucek’s appeal for a handball in the last minute or Antony Gordon impeding Kalvin Phillips, VAR decisions often seemed to go against West Ham.

Initially, like many West Ham fans, I assumed Kilman’s late goal was legitimate. The disappointment was palpable. However, there was a glimmer of hope as it became evident that the VAR team would review the decision.

West Ham needed that stroke of luck. With Europe within our reach, a bit of fortune and a questionable VAR call were welcome, especially considering we’re usually on the receiving end rather than the benefiting side.

The injury to Jarrod Bowen is a concern, but with our sights set on European qualification, we’ll gladly accept a fortunate outcome.

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  • Eug says:

    No sure what’s all the fuss. The guy was in an offside position directly in front of the goalkeeper restricting his view. It’s offside plain & simple

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