Jarrod Bowen’s ‘foul’ on Edouard Mendy led to West Ham’s equaliser getting chalked off (Photograph: Getty)
The Blues got here from behind to beat the Irons 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, although the sport was tainted after the guests had a ninetieth minute equaliser controversially dominated out.
Mendy failed to carry onto the ball whereas below strain from Jarrod Bowen, gifting it to Maxwel Cornet who discovered the again of the online whereas the keeper was writing round on the bottom in obvious ache.
The VAR officers advised referee Andy Madley to assessment the incident on the pitch-side monitor, the place it was revealed that as Bowen jumped over Mendy, his trailing foot frivolously caught the Chelsea shot-stopper.
Madley and the officers deemed this to be a foul and the aim was chalked off, a lot to the fury of West Ham supervisor David Moyes, captain Declan Rice and just about each pundit overlaying the sport.
Giving his tackle the incident, Seaman was equally scathing of Mendy’s actions, explaining that what the Senegal worldwide had executed would by no means have occurred in his taking part in days.
‘He [Mendy] can see the ball shouldn’t be clear, so once I used to play you’ll rise up right away,’ the legendary Arsenal keeper mentioned on the Seaman Says podcast.
Mendy has endured a troublesome begin to the season for Chelsea (Photograph: Getty)
‘The one factor that might cease you getting up could be in case your arm was damaged or in case your shoulder was out. If not, rise up and attempt to put it aside.
‘I believe it’s a bit smooth. Rise up and attempt to cease the ball with something after which go and get remedy. He may see simply that the ball wasn’t clear and had gone to an opposing participant.
‘It was only a coming collectively of our bodies, he [Bowen] didn’t even put his foot in, it was identical to a trailing foot.
‘An absolute shocker, that was such a foul choice [from the referees] it was scary.’
It was a nightmare weekend for referee choices, which doubtlessly match successful objectives for Newcastle, Aston Villa and Arsenal all controversially chalked off, and questions on using VAR are as soon as once more within the highlight.
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