David Moyes, the West Ham United manager, was very unhappy after referee Bobby Madley decided to overrule the late offside call of one of his assistants to give the late equalizer to Bournemouth in a 3-3 draw.
The Hammers were leading 3-2 in the dying minutes and Callum Wilson managed to score a very controversial equalizing goal to gain a valuable point for the home side – and David Moyes was very unhappy with the circumstances around this situation. He also admitted that he was very confused as the goal was denied at first but then the referee decided to overrule this decision.
The former Manchester United and Sunderland coach spoke about his feelings as he said, according to Sky Sports: “I don’t know how it was overruled. I don’t know how or why he [Madley] would have to go to him if the linesman gives an offside. You rarely see that in any game where a linesman puts his flag up and it would be changed.”
He also shared his thoughts on his view on that situation: “He said he was alerted that the linesman put his flag up, I’ve never really heard of that, but I take his word for it that he went to see what it was. I’ve had a look at it and I think you can say that the offside is tight but the linesman, who does put his flag up for offside, but if he didn’t, it’s the Bournemouth player who puts the ball in the net with his arm. I’m still trying to work out how it can be overruled.”
In the end, David Moyes claimed that he doesn’t want to blame the referee for his overall performance: “The referee will see it himself. They get disappointed if they don’t get it right. The last thing we want to do is blame referees, they do a great job in this country and I always think they try and referee each game as best they can.”