David Moyes was left fuming with VAR’s decision not to disallow Tottenham’s opener for a handball in their 2-0 win over West Ham.
After VAR had correctly disallowed Heung-Min Son’s strike in the first half for a marginal offside, the VAR David Coote allowed Tomas Soucek’s own goal to stand, despite the ball seemingly brushing off the arm of Davinson Sanchez before hitting Soucek.
Spurs went on to win 2-0 thanks to Harry Kane’s second, but Moyes was furious with the video technology for the second time this season, after Robert Snodgrass’ goal was ruled out in West Ham’s 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United in January.
Moyes 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.”
Moyes later added in his post-match press conference: “I thought that every ball that hit an arm and led to a goal was to be chalked off.
“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.”
Source: News update