West Ham news: Pundit cites Alonso as Moyes fumes over controversy

By Paul Robinson

2nd May, 2022 | 6:00pm

West Ham news: Pundit cites Marcos Alonso as David Moyes fumes over controversy

West Ham manager David Moyes has every right to feel aggrieved with the officials after Sunday’s loss to Arsenal, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Tottenham and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested Gabriel Magalhaes’ winner should have been disallowed at the London Stadium.

Rob Holding appeared to handle the ball in the build-up to Gabriel’s winner on Sunday.

Speaking to Sky Sports (1 May), Moyes contested Arsenal’s second goal and questioned why VAR official Darren England chose not to intervene.

The incident was one of two controversies in the match, with Jarrod Bowen booked for diving after a reckless challenge from Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Robinson compared the potential Rob Holding handball to Marcos Alonso’s against Real Madrid in the Champions League last month.

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“It’s hit his arm in the build up to a goal,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

“Regardless of how it has happened, the rule is that it should not stand.

“We have seen it this season numerous times. We saw it only a couple of weeks ago in the Bernabeu with Alonso.

“By a complete fluke, the ball bounced up and hit his hand, which was in a natural position, before the goal. It got disallowed though because it hit his hand in the build-up to the goal.”

Arsenal returned to fourth after the victory over the Hammers.

David Moyes’ side remain seventh.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed West Ham chief Daniel Kretinsky will be ‘investigated by lawyers’ amid takeover news.