West Ham/Man City ref’s shocking Cornet decision


West Ham fans – along with the squad and David Moyes – could be forgiven for feeling pretty upset when the name Andy Madley popped up as Saturday afternoon’s choice of referee for the match at the London Stadium.

For he  will be remembered as the guy who was responsible for the near criminal disallowance of Maxwel Cornet’s goal against Chelsea for a very innocent incident between Blues keeper Édouard Mendy and Jarrod Bowen.

West Ham fans will be fuming after official announcement ahead of Manchester City clash
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It was one of the most infuriating decisions ever  and refused to stick by his original decision of not ruling it out, doing so after looking at the pitch side TV monitor.

The guy owes the Irons big time because that truly was as bad a decision as those who witnessed it will ever see and David Moyes described it as the worst VAT decision yet.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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