West Ham fans can feel aggrieved to have lost at Old Trafford in the manner which they did. Manuel Pellegrini’s side played some lovely football throughout the game, yet they were downed 2-1 by the Red Devils, courtesy of two Paul Pogba penalties. It would have been different, though, had Felipe Anderson’s offside goal been allowed as he was on-side.
We’ve got the ball in the net, but Felipe Anderson was offside!
Good start from the Hammers though, let’s keep this up!#MUNWHU 0-0 (10)
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 13 April 2019
The Brazilian winger did eventually draw the Hammers level when he tapped in past David De Gea, but that goal should have been his second of the game. In the reverse fixture when West Ham faced Manchester United at the London Stadium, it was Felipe Anderson who opened the scoring, and he should have done yesterday as Diogo Dalot was playing Anderson on when the linesman flagged him.
That goal, had it been given, would have made for a cracking start to the game. Had the Hammers smashed in the opener it would have been a different game, and in the end, the mistake of ruling it out would prove to be costly as referee Graham Scott went on to award two penalties to the home side. The 2-1 was hardly just, and the Hammers will now be desperate to get a result against Leicester next time out.
You can read the Irons’ thoughts on the officials here:
And the big shock is… he wasn’t offside the sooner VAR comes in the better
— Sonny Bottomley (@Bottys11) 13 April 2019
It was a clear goal..refs bottled it as usual
— Nana (@obengmckaay) April 13, 2019
Blatantly onside… pic.twitter.com/3LltrIFXTu
— Matt Randall (@MattRandall2) April 13, 2019
Smh ref is a red
— (@_GO4T) 13 April 2019
Not offside next season that’s a goal
— caroleann (@madnessnut) April 13, 2019
ONSIDE! Conned again
— Josh Hearn (@JoshHearn15) April 13, 2019
We need VAR!
— Otto von Bismarck (@OttoVon8) April 13, 2019
Not offsides . It was a clear good goal.
— Fernando Luna Nuñez (@Lunachileusa) 13 April 2019
Yet again wrong decision against us against one of the big clubs…seriously it’s getting to be a joke now!
— Matthew Edge-Wilkins (@intalentmatt) April 13, 2019
The Irons hate the fact that they were robbed of a goal and a result yesterday and will be delighted when VAR comes into the Premier League next season.