West Ham manager David Moyes was left fuming with VAR’s decision not to disallow Tottenham’s opener for a handball in their 2-0 win over West Ham. After VAR had correctly disallowed Heung-Min Son’s strike in the first half for a marginal offside, the VAR David Coote allowed Tomas Soucek’s own goal to stand, despite the ball seemingly brushing off the arm of Davinson Sanchez before hitting Soucek. Spurs went on to win 2-0 thanks to Harry Kane’s second, but Moyes was furious with the video technology.
David Moyes said “I thought that every ball that hit an arm and led to a goal was to be chalked off. If that’s the rule and if you’re saying it, I was worried that I only had two quick looks at it and it’s definitely hit his arm so if you’re saying that then it shouldn’t have counted. I am asking who is it making that decision? We scored a really good goal in the 90th minute at Sheffield United and the boy claimed it was handball and we couldn’t believe it. Do I think it is a good rule? No, I don’t. Whoever it was on VAR tonight, didn’t do his job right because he didn’t abide by the rules we were told we are supposed to play to.”
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