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15th Aug, 2016 | 10:10pm

Twitter reacts to Costa avoiding second yellow against West Ham

By Alex Taylor

Diego Costa did not receive a second yellow card in West Ham’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – and fans have expressed their dissatisfaction with the decision.

The Spain international received an early booking in the game before making a rash tackle on Hammers goalkeeper Adrian that had supporters calling a for red card.

Costa has developed a reputation in recent years as Chelsea’s bad boy after a string of incidents involving several Premier League players have put the 27-year-old under the spot-light.

Pictured below is the incident involving the Chelsea forward and goalkeeper Adrian:

Costa received no further punishment for the tackle and former West Ham midfielder Trevor Sinclair took to social media to share his view of the incident.

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Here is a selection of the messages from fans on Twitter about the Costa tackle:

Not only did Costa escape a red but he stayed on the pitch to score the winning goal with a drive from the edge of the box.


The striker will be hoping to learn from his lucky escape on Monday evening and go on to better the 16 goals and 11 assists he notched in all competitions last season.

In other West Ham team news, Andre Ayew had his West Ham debut cut short after sustaining a thigh injury in his team’s 2-1 Premier League defeat against Chelsea on Monday night.