Ian Wright and Steve McManaman believe that Aaron Cresswell should have been sent off during West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday.

The Hammers left-back appears to have lunged on Jordan Henderson and was not given his marching orders for it.

This led to bafflement among the Liverpool players as well as Jurgen Klopp, but VAR did not believe that it was enough to give him a red card in the Hammers’ 3-2 win.

Discussing this incident in the Premier League Productions’ studio, Wright said, “Has to be a sending off. You need to see how he goes into the player. Cresswell is on the ball so his foot can go anywhere. Quite naughty that from Cresswell.”

McManaman agreed with the former Arsenal player. He said, “It is absolutely reckless. Looking at the right leg up in the air, I don’t know how he’s not sent off for that.”

Got lucky there

Looking at it in real time made it look like a red card and on second viewing in slow motion, that should’ve been the verdict.

Quite surprisingly, the VAR decided not to intervene as it wasn’t a clear and obvious error.

Liverpool have every reason to feel hard done by this decision and Cresswell is lucky not have been shown a red card.

It would’ve affected the entire game and the Hammers would possibly have not won the game.

That said, David Moyes will take whatever comes his way and move on as it’s an incredible upset win over the title contenders.

He’s done such a phenomenal job thus far and deserves all the plaudits that are coming his way.

In other West Ham news, a Hammers first-team player is set to be transfer listed ahead of a January exit

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