Liam Cooper posts one-word reaction to West Ham goal vs Leeds
Liam Cooper has seemingly shared his reaction to West Ham being awarded a first-half goal in their FA Cup tie with Leeds United on Sunday, labelling the decision a ‘shambles’.
Leeds went behind during the latter stages of the first-half after Manuel Lanzini smashed the ball home. The goal came after a scramble around the edge of the Whites’ six-yard box.
The VAR decided to check the goal with Jarrod Bowen amongst those in an offside position just before the melee ensued. Bowen made a break for the ball as Illan Meslier dived on the initial shot from Nikola Vlasic.
The check was a lengthy one. And it was clear that Bowen was in an offside position initially. However, Stuart Attwell was eventually advised to award the goal to the home side.
Unsurprisingly, Leeds fans struggled to understand the decision. It would appear that Bowen’s involvement was deemed to not be an influence on what happened. However, the West Ham star is right at the heart of the action as the initial shot is saved.
And it certainly appeared to anger the Leeds captain, who was missing the game due to injury. He posted a one-word reaction to the goal on Twitter…
— Liam Cooper (@LiamCooper__) January 9, 2022
Cooper tweet will echo how many Leeds fans will feel about opening West Ham goal
It was a surprise that the goal was given. Bowen may not make contact. And Meslier may have perhaps not done anything differently had the former Hull man not gone for the ball.
However, it is extremely difficult to argue that he was not interfering. And with that, Leeds could feel extremely hard done by to have gone behind after a bright start to their third round tie.
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