Moyes ‘in dressing room row with ref over scandalously disallowing’ West Ham goal and accuses Mendy of ‘faking injury’
DAVID MOYES fumed at the “scandalous decision” to disallow Maxwel Cornet’s equaliser against Chelsea – and let the referee know it.
The West Ham boss also accused keeper Edouard Mendy of “faking injury” which resulted in the goal being chalked off.
Moyes said: “You have seen it, it is a scandalous decision, absolutely rotten from one of the supposedly elite referees – it doesn’t say much about whoever sent him over from VAR as well – it is an unbelievable decision against us.
“We feel we got back to 2-2 and it was not down to anything we have done.
“I support a lot of the VAR stuff, I actually think the goalkeeper dives, he is faking an injury because he cannot get to the next one – he did the same on the first goal as well.
“The referee somehow gets that so wrong it is incredible.”
West Ham opened the lead after Michail Antonio’s bundled in from close range following a corner.
But Chelsea turned it around thanks to supersubs Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz.
Although Havertz’s winner threatened to be cancelled out just moments later as Cornet hammered home.
But in the build up, Jarod Bowen collided with Mendy before Cornet converted from the loose ball.
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VAR official Jarred Gillett advised Andy Madley to go over to the monitor and check the goal.
Replays appeared to show little contact between Bowen and Mendy but after the Senegalese stopper stayed down, the play was brought back.
Moyes was seen confronting Madley on the pitch and according to talkSPORT, the Scot carried on the row in the referee’s room.
Despite his outrage, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insisted the right decision was made.
Tuchel argued: “It was a clear foul on the goalkeeper, I had doubts about the first one – but I will not comment, last time I got punished with huge fines.
“You give your opinion, you will not be fined. “It was not easy to keep the belief, it is hard to attack fluid and create chances against West Ham, nobody plays an open, spectacular match against them.
“We take it now step by step, we will try to use this momentum – things are clear now, we can demand full commitment to everything.
“We are in the middle of creating this and it is not finished.”
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