Jermaine Jenas expressed his anger over the contentious penalty awarded to Crystal Palace, as West Ham United faced a 4-3 defeat at Selhurst Park on Saturday, writes the WHZ.
Despite a captivating match in South London, the Hammers were unable to secure their Premier League status for next season, as they lost and are now just five points ahead of 18th-placed Leicester City. West Ham’s defeat was a result of goals scored by Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha, Jeffrey Schlupp, and a penalty by Ebere Eze.
Craig Pawson’s decision to award Ebere Eze a decisive penalty after he was allegedly fouled in the box by Nayef Aguerd left Jermaine Jenas unhappy. In the BBC’s Match of the Day program, while discussing the footage, he commented, “I think it’s a soft penalty.”
“He’s well within his rights David Moyes to be upset with the outcome, he had a tricky one in the week that he was upset about with VAR as well and this one falls in a similar bracket, I don’t think it’s a penalty at all.
“I think it’s great link-up play between Eze and Jordan Ayew and this is the angle that VAR looked at, for me, that’s a poor angle. There’s no contact between the feet position of Aguerd and Eze and the arm just kinda glances him in his midriff and I just think that’s as soft as it gets, really.”