EPL: Agbonlahor criticizes Chelsea and Mendy and says “You were lucky, West Ham got robbed”
Gabriel Agbonlahor, a former player for Aston Villa, claimed that Chelsea were fortunate to have benefited from the referee’s erroneous call against West Ham on Saturday.
He said that when VAR overturned West Ham’s last-second equalizer, goalkeeper Édouard Mendy was getting away with murder.
In England, Premier League officials had a bad day due to Virgil van Dijk’s unpunished challenge for stamping on Everton’s Onana, Newcastle’s goal against Crystal Palace being disallowed, and West Ham’s equalizer being ruled off.
Maxwell Cornet’s late attempt was rejected by the referee after Bowen’s one-on-one with Mendy was adjudged to be a foul on the Chelsea goalkeeper.
Agbonlahor claimed that out of all the errors, West Ham’s goal against Chelsea that was overturned stood out as the worst choice of the day.
He added on talkSPORT, “Mendy getting away with murder for that goal was the main thing for me today that stuck out.”
There is nowhere for Bowen to go. I view this as a foul by Mendy on Bowen; it was a goal for West Ham, and they were cheated.
- He said, “Chelsea were really lucky to win today.”