West Ham and Newcastle were both furious after a day of VAR controversy in the Premier League.
Angry David Moyes confronted referee Andrew Madley at full time and also rioted in the officials’ room after overturning his original decision to let West Ham’s 90th-minute equalizer stand at Chelsea, calling the about-face “ridiculously bad.” Decision” branded and Edouard accused Mendy of faking an injury to tick off the goal.
Captain Declan Rice called the decision “one of the worst VAR decisions” since it was introduced to the Premier League.
David Moyes confronted officials after West Ham were denied a late equalizer against Chelsea
Meanwhile, Eddie Howe claimed Newcastle were deprived of a legitimate goal against Crystal Palace after a decision by referee Michael Salisbury branded as “pathetic” by club legend Alan Shearer.
At Stamford Bridge, West Ham thought they had equalized when Maxwel Cornet fired in after the ball ran loose following a collision between Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Jarrod Bowen.
Bowen challenged a misplaced header from Reece James as Mendy flew out, missing the Blues stopper with his leading foot but catching him with his back foot before Cornet scored.
First, Madley gave the goal but changed his mind after being ordered to review the pitchside incident.
Referee Andy Madley disallowed West Ham’s late goal at Stamford Bridge after consulting VAR
Moyes said: “The keeper comes to take it and actually fumbles it out of his hands. And he could never get it back. Then he pretends he has a shoulder injury. Even with the first goal, the goalkeeper tries to fake an injury.
“I’m amazed VAR sent the referee to look at this. Because I looked at it briefly from the side. When I saw it, I thought even if he goes to the TV, there’s no way he’s going to upset that because that’s a goal. It was a ridiculously bad decision.
“There is no excuse for this not being a goal. None at all. Unfortunately, this is currently the level of our elite referees.
Hammers captain Declan Rice called the decision to knock down the goal “one of the worst VAR decisions made since it came into play.”
‘Jarrod said he never touched the keeper at all and if you look at it he jumps and sits on top of him and if there had been something there might have been a slight trailing foot if there had been anything at all. The goalkeeper had already mishandled the ball and dropped the ball and he went four, five, six meters away from him where he couldn’t retrieve it.
“I’ve lost faith in the people who put it up for VAR. After seeing it, I can’t see how the goal wasn’t given.’
Witnesses claimed Moyes used expletives on Madley as he vented his anger at the decision in the umpire’s room.
Moyes added: “I didn’t want an explanation from them because it would have been difficult to give, wouldn’t it. Gosh, I don’t think anyone could justify that. Even the referee couldn’t.’
Rice said on Twitter: “That’s up there with one of the worst VAR decisions made since it came into play. shards.’
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel said: “There’s a reason I think it went in our favour. It’s my opinion and I don’t know if everyone agrees that it’s clearly a foul.
At St James’s Park it looked as if Newcastle had taken the lead in the 51st minute of yesterday’s draw at St James’ Park through a Tyrick Mitchell own goal.
Newcastle thought they took the lead from a Tyrick Mitchell own goal against Crystal Palace
But Salisbury swabbed the goal after consulting his monitor on the sidelines, ruling Newcastle midfielder Joe Willock pushed Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita before Mitchell’s ball went in.
However, Howe felt that Mitchell’s initial foul came from Willock and claimed his player went off balance, causing him to accidentally bring Guaita to the ground.
“Personally, I didn’t think it should have been banned,” said the Newcastle manager, whose side are now five games without a win.
But VAR tipped the goal, claiming Newcastle midfielder Joe Willock pushed the Palace keeper in build-up
Magpies boss Eddie Howe expressed his disappointment at the decision not to allow his side to score
“I thought it was a foul or a jab at Joe Willock in the lead up to the ball. Joe’s swing is pinned by his opponent at this point and then carries him into the keeper.
“There’s no way Joe would have gone in with that power if it wasn’t for that nudge. For me it’s not a foul. If anything, it’s a penalty if it’s not a goal. I was very surprised by the result.”
Newcastle icon Shearer tweeted: “Willock (was) clearly pushed into the keeper. Pitiful decision.’
However, Palace boss Patrick Vieira believes officials called it right. “After looking at the pictures after the game, I thought it was the referee’s right decision,” said the Frenchman.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11176795/West-Ham-Newcastle-left-FURIOUS-clubs-goals-disallowed-VAR-today.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 West Ham and Newcastle left FURIOUS after both clubs failed to recognize goals from VAR today