David Moyes has expressed his doubts about VAR for the second game in a row following his team’s 4-3 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, writes the footbal.london.
During the match at Selhurst Park, which saw West Ham lose for the second time in three days, Palace were awarded a penalty midway through the second half. The penalty was given after Eberechi Eze fell in the penalty area, despite Nayef Aguerd making very little contact with him. Despite a VAR check, referee Craig Pawson gave a penalty without consulting his pitchside monitor.
Just three days prior to the game against Crystal Palace, West Ham suffered a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, during which they felt they were denied a penalty in the dying moments when Danny Ings was brought down by Thiago’s hand. Once again, the on-pitch VAR check did not occur.
Moyes, referring to this incident, stated that his earlier remarks regarding VAR were accurate and he was unsure why there was no check made.
“Well maybe, the words I said in midweek were correct,” said Moyes.
“The thing they really pride themselves on is not giving away soft penalty kicks in the Premier League this year and today, I think today would go down as a very soft penalty kick.
“I don’t really know what they do. I don’t know what VAR’s situation is, I don’t know when they do come in and when they don’t come in, I’m not sure.”