Sam Allardyce has criticised the assistant referee who failed to flag Robin van Persie’s equalising goal for Manchester United against West Ham, with the Dutch international appearing to be in an offside position, according to BBC
Van Persie’s goal gave United a 2-2 draw at Upton Park, with West Ham twice taking the lead – first through Ricardo Vaz Te and then, after Antonio Valencia brought United level following Shinji Kagawa’s assist, a Mohamed Diame goal put the Hammers ahead again. But van Persie’s leveller spurred Allardyce into an angry reaction, the manager saying: “We had a fabulous win taken away from us.
“It was blatantly offside, as we can all see. It’s their job to give the offside decisions that appear in front of them,” Allardyce continued. “We would have been satisfied with a draw before the start but, when you see a victory against one of the best teams in Europe taken away from you, it is hard to take.”
The draw sees West Ham move to 11th in the Premier League table, on 39 points, eight clear of the bottom three.
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