West Ham boss set for 'last laugh' after 'disgraceful' development - pundit

By Paddy Kenny

8th Apr, 2022 | 12:00pm

David Moyes will have 'last laugh' after 'disgraceful' West Ham controversy - pundit

David Moyes will have “the last laugh” after choosing not to discuss “disgraceful” refereeing decisions from West Ham v Lyon.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Irons’ 1-1 Europa League draw on Thursday night (7 April).

Moyes, 58, was booked at half-time for complaining about Aaron Cresswell’s red card moments before the break.

Cresswell was given his marching orders for a tug on Moussa Dembele as he ran through on the West Ham goal.

After the game, Moyes refused to speak about the referee went prompted by BT Sport.

Kenny backed the Hammers manager’s actions.

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“You have to box clever, the last thing he wants is a ban for this really big game next week,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Some of the decisions were disgraceful you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that.

“Lyon’s players were going down constantly and you know you aren’t supposed to stop the game unless it’s a head injury.

“The Cresswell decision, it’s not a red card. There wasn’t enough there.

“But they came away with a good result and Moyes knows that, he knew he needs to be on the touchline next week.

“That’s why he didn’t say what he probably wanted to say. He will be there next week and hopefully he has the last laugh.”

West Ham face the second leg of their tie next Thursday (14 April).

If they win, they will face Barcelona or Frankfurt in the semi-finals.

In other news, pundit claims West Ham could swoop for Liverpool ace to replace first-team star.