By Keith Hackett

19th May, 2023 | 7:00am

Ex-Premier League referee can't believe 'amazing' Danny Ings injustice as West Ham footage analysed

Keith Hackett has claimed West Ham striker Danny Ings was denied a “perfectly good goal” during the 2-0 loss against Brentford on Sunday (14 May).

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Fifa and Premier League referee claimed the VAR intervention was incorrect as Divin Mubamba’s hand was in a natural position in the build-up to the strike.

As seen in footage posted to YouTube by Sky Sports (14 May), Ings thought he had pulled back a late goal with West Ham trailing 2-0 away at Brentford.

However, replays showed Irons youngster Divin Mubama handled the ball in the build-up to the goal as it ricocheted back off the post.

VAR official Robert Jones recommended an on-pitch review to referee Michael Oliver, who disallowed the goal for handball.

Speaking post-match and quoted by the Ilford Observer, West Ham boss David Moyes claimed he was “amazed” to see the goal chalked off and branded the decision “very strange”.

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Hackett told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “It was an accidental handball in the build-up.

“I think it’s a perfectly good goal. The attacker is trying to score a goal – his hand is not in an unnatural position.

“If it touches an arm or hand accidentally and a goal results, it’s disallowed. But this is before the ball is crossed in.

“I thought it was a good goal.”

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