West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to criticise the officiating in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the London Stadium on Monday night, after a shoddy decision from the linesman ultimately cost them all three points against the league leaders.
With the scores level at 0-0, James Milner crossed for Sadio Mane to control inside the box, before slotting in the opener to give Jurgen Klopp’s men the lead.
However, replays showed that Milner was offside, and that the linesman wasn’t anywhere near to being up to speed and in line with the play.
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The Hammers did go on to grab an equaliser through Michail Antonio, although they will rightly feel aggrieved after a poor piece of officiating potentially robbed them of a historic win.
The draw now means that Liverpool sit precariously above Manchester City by just three points, although West Ham fans on Twitter don’t care about the title race one bit after being hard done by…
— Tony (@ScissorsTony) February 4, 2019
I haven’t seen anyone offside by that far in a long time. Straight in front of the linesman #whufc
— ⚒ Patrick Riddell ⚒ (@Patrick_Riddell) February 4, 2019
— Daniel Prescott (@DanielDPrescott) February 4, 2019
— Roy Hastings (@Royster1998) February 4, 2019
Good performance first half. Think we've looked the better side and but for the linesman we'd be in front. Shame we can't put a shift in like this every week though #whufc
— Steve (@Steve__1895) February 4, 2019
Maybe the #FA should investigate the linesman
— david irish (@Countd69WHUFC) February 5, 2019
Klopp furious with the referee and linesman at the end, there.
— Nathaniel John (@Nathaniel_John) February 4, 2019
— Fish (@schris1984) February 4, 2019