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