David Moyes left ‘fuming’ by VAR decision over Spurs opener

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West Ham boss, David Moyes, was left ‘fuming’ by his side’s defeat to London rivals Spurs on Tuesday night.

West Ham slumped ever closer to the relegation zone after the 2-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, now holding themselves up on goal difference alone.

An own goal from Tomas Sucek and a late strike from Harry Kane earned Spurs all three points as they aim to clinch a Champions League spot for next season (BBC).

Moyes was left furious by VAR’s decision not to overturn the opening goal for an alleged handball against Davinson Sanchez before Sucek turned the ball into his own net.

He told Sky Sports: “I can’t believe they’ve ruled that as a goal. The rules are that any handball that leads to a goal is disallowed? We had a great goal ruled out against Sheffield United for something – and they’ve not ruled that one out? Who was on VAR tonight? They need subbed, I know that. Not very good, eh?

“That’s the rule. I don’t think it’s a particularly good rule but it’s the rule. For them not to give that tonight? I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it.”

The West Ham boss related the incident to that of Robert Snodgrass who had a goal disallowed for handball in their 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United (Sky Sports).

He added: “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.”

The defeat will sting for West Ham United as Aston Villa and Bournemouth both have a game in hand and remain in striking distance of the Londoners.

Spurs Web Opinion

Perhaps if David Moyes had given his side the freedom to actually attack in the game then he would not find himself at the feet of another loss. West Ham were abysmal and really failed to trouble Spurs on more than one occasion. I think he needs to look at his own tactics before trying to look for excuses.

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