Persie’s offside goal denies West Ham “famous victory” over Manchester United
West ham United manager Sam Allardyce raged over Manchester United’s second goal claiming his side got robbed off a well-deserved victory in a 2-2 draw at Upton Park on Wednesday. Sam Allardyce claims match referees were responsible for taking the victory away from his men following a second-half equalizer from Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.
The Upon Park boss was infuriated by the poor decision making from match referees. West Ham United led twice with goals coming through Ricardo Vaz Te and Mohamed Diame in the 16th and 55th minutes, but equalizer from Antonio Valencia in the 31st minute and Robin van Persie in the 77th minute helped Manchester United pick a crucial point.
After the game Sam Allardyce declared a “famous victory” had been snatched away from West Ham United because Robin van Persie’s offside goal.
“The team has played the best they can play and they have scored one of the best goals of the season and the assistant referee takes it away from you,” Sam Allardyce told Sky Sports 2. “It's a bit difficult to take, that's their job, it's their job to give the offside decisions that appear in front of them. This is a blatant one, this is not a position he should or shouldn't be in. He can see Van Persie is two yards offside, he should put his flag up, he doesn't.”
Sam Allardyce, who has helped West Ham United acquire 39 points following an abysmal start to the season, lifted his side from the relegation zone after his appointment as manager. The 58-year-old claims his side deserved to walk away with the three points from the game.
“Andy Carroll has a shot two minutes in and his flag went straight up so I don't know what's going on. This has taken a famous victory away from us today,” Sam Allardyce added.
“To draw this game by a default goal from Manchester United is difficult to swallow. A fantastic performance by the team - they get rubbished for some of the football they play and that's a disgrace as well. They (officials) shouldn't make those mistakes. If we (players) make those mistakes they're out, dropped and they're blatant. If you make big decisions and don't get them right you're out of the team. It was an offside goal and it shouldn't have been given.”