Lively David Moyes insists he won’t be “too happy” until VAR rules clear after Lukasz Fabianski got off the line on a penalty shootout in Leeds … and West Ham boss calls for “more influential managers “to complain about technology
- West Ham rose to fifth in the Premier League after beating Leeds on Elland Road
- However, the game started badly when Lukasz Fabianski conceded an early penalty
- The Pole seemed to atone for his mistake by saving Mateusz Klich’s penalty
- But VAR decided Fabianski to step back from his line and to retake it
- Klich scored the second try, but the Hammers came from behind to win
David Moyes has called for VAR rules to be “cleared up” after goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski went just off the line with a penalty in West Ham’s 2-1 win at Leeds.
The Hammers moved up to fifth in the Premier League after Tomas Soucek and Angelo Ogbonna’s headers gave their side their first win at Elland Road in 20 years.
But the game started badly for the visitors when Fabianski spotted Leeds striker Patrick Bamford in the second minute.
David Moyes has called for the VAR rules to be “cleared” after West Ham beat Leeds
The game started badly for West Ham when Lukasz Fabianski fouled Patrick Bamford
The Pole seemed to atone for his mistake after saving compatriot Mateusz Klich’s penalty, but VAR ordered the free kick to be repeated with the goalkeeper from his line and the midfielder made no mistake the second time around.
After the game, Moyes spoke to Sky Sports and was initially reluctant to discuss the incident. However, he believes that the bosses of well-known Premier League clubs must start getting upset about such decisions.
‘I think you [Whelan] If it should be discussed because of the goal and the penalty, I can’t say much, ”said the 57-year-old Scot.
“You might as well let the referees talk about it. We played really well tonight but until we clear the rules I don’t think I’ll be too happy but it doesn’t matter what I say.
The Pole seemed to atone for his mistake by saving compatriot Mateusz Klich’s penalty
But VAR ordered the free kick to be taken again after Fabianski deviated slightly from his line
“Perhaps there are more influential managers who can make a difference with what they say.
“It is probably better for you to discuss it because we are no longer talking about football. You are discussing the VAR decision all the time, so you better ask me about football so that I can answer the questions as best I can can. “
However, in a separate post-game interview with Match of the Day, Moyes added: ‘It’s a really good result but we had another setback after 30 seconds.
‘There are some terrible decisions that are happening right now. Whoever saw it must have had it [Fabianski’s foot] Roentgen. The decision was rubbish.