West Ham should have been rewarded a penalty against Liverpool on Sunday, it has been stated by a football journalist.
Our Hammers fell to a 3-1 defeat at Anfield at the weekend, which was our second successive loss in the league following the same scoreline a week earlier when we faced Manchester City at the London Stadium.
Much like the Man City match, David Moyes side will feel hard done by following what was 2 very positive displays which on other days could well have yielded different results.
However, West Ham have every right to feel aggrieved for the Liverpool result more so, following what was a dubious call to not award our Hammers a penalty for a challenge on Jarrod Bowen when we were trailing 2-1 – something VAR didn’t even bother to investigate.
Understandably fans have voiced their frustration at the decision, with many feeling that had the challenge been made at the other end of the pitch, a different stance could well have followed.
The opinion of a bad call in West Ham’s view has been further supported by Alex Crook of talkSPORT, who feels that the inconsistency shown again by the officials is troubling.
“There was a big moment in terms of officials,” stated Crook on the Premier League All Access Podcast. “Jarrod Bowen, I think that’s a penalty.
“I think the inconsistency is concerning, because we’ve seen VAR checks, we’ve seen penalties given for those kinds of incidents, so I’d love to know why the PGMOL deemed that wasn’t a penalty. There was enough contact for me.”