CHRIS FOY: There was a trailing leg from Bowen on Edouard Mendy

CHRIS FOY: There was a trailing leg from Jarrod Bowen on Edouard Mendy to deny West Ham an equaliser… but if the goal had stood Chelsea could have had no complaints

  • West Ham had a goal disallowed after Maxwel Cornet had found the net 
  • There was a trailing leg from Jarrod Bowen on goalkeeper Edouard Mendy  
  • If the goal had been allowed to stand Chelsea couldn’t have complained 

West Ham thought they had levelled at 2-2 and referee Andy Madley was initially happy when Maxwel Cornet put the ball in the net.

It was checked — as all goals are — by VAR, in this case by Jarred Gillett. He saw what he thought was a foul in the build-up where Jarrod Bowen caught Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy before the ball broke to Cornet.

Gillett recommended a review; he went to the referee review area, took several looks and decided to disallow a goal. 

There was a trailing leg from Jarrod Bowen as he made some contact with Edouard Mendy

Maxwel Cornet thought that he had found the net for West Ham away to Chelsea

In my opinion, there was a trailing leg and some contact, but had the original decision stood and the goal been awarded, Chelsea could have had no complaints.

It’s always worth remembering VAR will only recommend a review — the final decision is with the on-field ref. 

If the goal had been allowed to stand then Chelsea couldn’t have had any complaints




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