David Moyes says VAR got it wrong after the technology denied West Ham United a last-gasp equalizer against Sheffield United.
West Ham lost 1-0 to Sheffield on Friday night thanks to Oliver McBurnie's second-half strike. Robert Snodgrass netted the equalizer in the 93rd minute, squeezing a low shot between a post and goalkeeper Dean Henderson. However, replays showed that the ball had hit Declan Rice's arm in the build-up and it was ruled out. This saw the Hammers suffer their first defeat under Moyes in his third game in charge.
"I thought it was a deserved equalizer, it looked a good goal for me," he said.
"Declan does great, powering through the middle and does everything right – good pass and good finish. It looked a good goal. I've seen the replay and it still looks a really good goal. If you've played football and you've been there and are a football man, then it can only be a goal."
"The defender did well to get back at Declan, heads it and tries to clear it, and it hits Declan's arm. It used to be that defenders defended with their hands behind their back, should all players on the pitch do that now? It was a good goal and a very good performance. It was certainly worthy of at least a draw, maybe more."
Robert Snodgrass thought he had salvaged a point for #WHUFC, but his joy was short lived as VAR ruled it out for handball!— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 10, 2020
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