West Ham manager David Moyes has criticized Arsenal’s penalty shoot-out, saying it was a follow-up to Vladimir Sufal.
The Hammers were defeated 2-0 by Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday, leaving the Hammers in fifth place with 28 points from 17 games.
After the ufabet game, the Scottish manager commented on Vladimir Sufal’s penalty and red card that was unlikely to happen. Ready to criticize myself that it should be heavier than this to make a clear extraction
“Over the weekend we had a penalty that came with light tackles and I think Anthony Taylor (referee) might have made that decision as well,” Moyes said.
“I think he’s on the ball, but Vladimir Sufal should have hit the ball better and maybe kicked too hard or he had to hit harder.
“I still feel that the referee should not give a penalty because of that contact. But it may be the flow of the rhythm that he is the reason for his decision. He should kick hard. I don’t think it will be a difficult fight.”
West Ham could have had a penalty in the second half had Declan Rice gone down when marauding into the Burnley penalty area. West Ham’s talisman drove past three Burnley players before Ben Mee made a vital tackle. However as Rice skipped past James Tarkowski the defender dangled a leg that the Hammers skipper could easily have clipped and gone down with the contact, Jack Cork then slid in and once again Rice avoided the challenge that many would have used as an excuse to fall to the ground.