David Moyes hits out at level of refereeing in West Ham’s draw with Sheffield United

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West Ham faced off with Sheffield United in a Premier League clash on Sunday. The Hammers were favourites to win but were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.

The east Londoners are now out of action until February 1 when they face Bournemouth at the London Stadium. Back West Ham to win at 13/10 with bet365.

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David Moyes hits out at refereeing

West Ham’s latest clash saw two penalties and two red cards given out, meaning it was the first Premier League game to see both teams have a player red carded and both teams awarded a penalty since Boxing Day 2007 (Chelsea 4-4 Aston Villa).

However, West Ham boss David Moyes says the level of Premier League refereeing has left him shrugging his shoulders.

Moyes was furious that the Blades were awarded the penalty, claiming a collision between goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and McBurnie ought to have instead resulted in a free-kick the other way:

“Absolutely, he was completely fouled,” said Moyes, who was also frustrated that his team were not awarded another, even later penalty for a foul on Jarrod Bowen.

“I’m not going to talk about any referees, I don’t want to get myself in trouble. You should ask the referee and see what they think. We’ve got to the stage now where we’re settling for a level of officiating where we’re all shrugging our shoulders and saying, ‘Yeah, okay’.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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