By Kevin Campbell

4th Nov, 2021 | 5:00pm

Campbell gutted by 'nightmare' Aston Villa reveal amid 'here we go again' fear

Kevin Campbell has slammed referee Chris Kavanagh for ‘ruining’ the Premier League clash between Aston Villa and West Ham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said the decision to send off Ezri Konsa “was really poor” and gave Dean Smith’s side “no chance” of winning the match.

A double VAR check resulted in Konsa being shown a straight red for his challenge on Jarrod Bowen after 52 minutes.

The centre-half was adjudged to have denied the West Ham forward a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Intriguingly, moments earlier Kortney Hause appeared to elbow Pablo Fornals but the officials saw no wrongdoing.

Football Insider revealed yesterday (November 2nd) the Premier League has been inundated with calls from top-flight clubs questioning why Hause was not dismissed.

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Campbell claimed it would have been more acceptable if Hause had been sent off.

“I was watching it thinking, ‘Oh no, here we go again,'” he told Football Insider.

“It is frustrating because Aston Villa had all but no chance of beating West Ham with 10 men. I’m not saying they would have beat them with 11 but they had no chance with 10. It ruined the game.

“I thought the Konsa red was a really poor decision if I am honest with you, really poor.

“Listen, as a player, if the first one was given as a red then you would say, ‘Fair enough.’ But, it wasn’t. It is a nightmare.”

In other news, Agbonlahor has claimed Dean Smith is fighting for his life’ after an update from Aston Villa.