Mark Clattenburg insists the opening goal in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over West Ham should NOT have stood.
Tomas Soucek put into his own net to open the scoring for the hosts on Tuesday night, before Harry Kane sealed three points late on.
But Hammers boss David Moyes was livid that the opener was controversially allowed to stand, despite a VAR check for a potential handball against Davinson Sanchez.
Replays showed that the ball did hit the arm of Sanchez, before being diverted into his own net by the Czech midfielder.
Moyes saw West Ham have a last-minute goal scored against Sheffield United ruled out for a tenuous handball earlier in the season.
And in his post-match interview at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the furious Scot questioned: "Who was on VAR tonight? Who was doing VAR tonight? Do we know who it was?”
Upon learning David Coote was on VAR, he replied: "He's not very good, eh?"
Moyes added: "I have only just seen it. I can't believe they have ruled that as a goal.
"After the rules that 'if any handball which leads to a goal is disallowed?' We had a great goal scored against Sheffield United in the last minute [ruled out] for something, and they have not ruled that one out?
"That's the rules, I don't think it's a particularly good rule, but for them to not give that tonight, I can't believe it."
And former Premier League referee Clattenburg is in agreement with the West Ham boss.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, Clattenburg stated: “West Ham can count themselves unlucky that this own goal by Tomas Soucek stood with VAR failing to rule it out for a Tottenham handball.
"When you look at one camera angle from behind the goal, it's not evident that the ball touches Davinson Sanchez's arm en route to Soucek.
"But another angle, from towards the corner flag, shows the slightest touch which diverts it towards Soucek, who had no time to react.
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“The law states that if you gain an advantage in this situation.
“We may have felt it harsh to disallow but that's the law.”
The defeat means West Ham remain only outside the relegation zone on goal difference – with the three sides below them all now having a game in hand.
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