PGMOL have informed West Ham that they got big calls wrong in their last two Premier League games against Burnley and Arsenal.

The Hammers had a strong claim for a penalty at Burnley earlier this month, a game which ended in a 0-0 draw, while right-back Vladimir Coufal was sent off in the 2-0 defeat at Arsenal last Wednesday (15 December), and former FIFA referee Keith Hackett has taken to his personal Twitter account to react.

Moyes revealed that PGMOL – (Professional Game Match Officials Board) – the group responsible for referees in this country – admitted they did not get the calls right, and their former boss was wondering why they did not ask the West Ham boss to appeal.

You cannot make this up. Why didn’t PGMOL advise Moyes to appeal. I said it was the wrong decision

— KEITH HACKETT (@HACKETTREF) December 21, 2021

He said: “You cannot make this up.

“Why didn’t PGMOL advise Moyes to appeal?

“I said it was the wrong decision.”

Too late

The Irons will be without Coufal when they take on Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup quarter-final later today (22 December) as a result of his red card, but it should never have happened in the first place, and they are being made to pay for it.

He was booked for a foul on Kieran Tierney and then a sliding challenge on Alexandre Lacazette inside the box, but the ref opted against reviewing the incident on the pitch-side monitor, and such an error at this level is embarrassing.

West Ham are short of options at right-back due to injuries, and they would have had Coufal available had they appealed.

They dropped two points against Burnley, but could have left Turf Moor with all three points had they been rightly awarded a penalty when Craig Dawson was caught by Dwight McNeil in the box.

While no foul was given, the decision was not reviewed, and those two wrong calls could have a huge say on their top-four chances.

The PGMOL admission changes nothing, and West Ham will be hoping they get lucky next time.

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