West Ham to seek clarification on decision to rule out Cornet goal

West Ham want answers on the VAR decision that saw Maxwel Cornet’s late goal against Chelsea chalked off for Jarrod Bowen’s apparent foul… after Hammers boss David Moyes labelled call a ‘ridiculously bad decision’

  • Maxwel Cornet looked to have scored an injury-time equaliser against Chelsea
  • The goal was then ruled out for a foul in the build-up after a VAR check 
  • David Moyes and Declan Rice both slammed the ‘scandalous decision’
  • Chelsea went on to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz 

West Ham will seek clarification over the decision to rule out Maxwel Cornet’s goal against Chelsea on Saturday. 

Cornet scored a would-be equaliser for the Hammers but it was disallowed after referee Andy Madley was sent to his monitor to review a challenge by Jarrod Bowen on Edouard Mendy in the build-up. 

Chelsea went on to win the game 2-1 as goals from Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz overcame Michail Antonio’s opener.

West Ham lost 2-1 on Saturday but briefly looked to have found a late equaliser

Maxwel Cornet put the ball in the net for his first Hammers goal, but it was then ruled out

Andy Madley overturned the goal after watching a challenge in the build-up on his monitor

According to reports in the Athletic, West Ham were already due to meet with the Premier League and will now bring up the incident.

West Ham manager David Moyes criticised the VAR decision after the match. He said: ‘You have seen it, it is a scandalous decision, absolutely rotten from one of the supposedly elite referees.’

‘It doesn’t say much about whoever sent him over from VAR as well — it is an unbelievable decision against us.

West Ham captain Declan Rice called the decision to rule out the game ‘a shambles’

‘The referee should have stuck to his own guns and been big enough to do what he said. They have new people in charge, so they’re trying to do something. But I’ve lost faith in them after that today.

‘I’ve lost faith in the people who are putting it up for VAR. After watching it, I can’t see how the goal is not given.’

Declan Rice joined his manager in slamming the decision. He tweeted: ‘That’s up there with one of the worst VAR decisions made since it’s come into the game. Shambles. 

‘Can’t believe the referee has even been asked to go take a look at the monitor! Cannot see how they’ve come to that decision.’

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