Andy Carroll has risked incurring the wrath of the Football Association after hitting out at referee Jon Moss following West Ham’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The powerful striker conceded a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time following a tangle with Jeffrey Schlupp but felt it was an unfair decision.
Moss attracted heavy criticism for his performance from both sets of players, staff, pundits and fans alike.
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Carroll revealed that shortly after West Ham were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute, Leicester City captain Wes Morgan turned to him and said of Moss: “He doesn’t know what he’s doing”.
"I think it was a poor decision,” Carroll was quoted as saying about Moss’s decision to award the stoppage-time penalty by the Independent. “I think he (Moss) is trying to even it up and I think a lot of people have said that.
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"It's not acceptable, week-in, week-out we've had bad decisions and bad decisions cost us games.
"It is eight points now that we've dropped. It is not acceptable, to be honest.
"Four decisions went against us. When we had our penalty, Wes Morgan said ‘he doesn't know what he's doing, he's been bad all game.’ It's happening every week and it's unacceptable.
"They need video evidence, 100 per cent. Whether they've got the camera, whatever - something needs to happen.
"We could have been third in the league now if we had those eight points. Third and now we're still fighting for fourth, fifth spot and we're slipping down by losing these points.”
Howard Webb agrees with Vardy decision
Moss was also criticised for sending off Jamie Vardy, who opened the scoring, in the second half.
However, replays appeared to suggest that Vardy had made the most of the contact and perhaps did deserve a second yellow card.
One man who agreed with Moss’s decision to send off Vardy was 2010 World Cup final referee Howard Webb.
“This was a dive and it takes courage to send off one of the star players of the champions-elect, especially when most of the country is willing them to win the title,” Webb was quoted as saying by The Times. “Vardy put his right leg across West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna and threw his left leg out behind him to create the entanglement.
“Ogbonna knows nothing about it. One minute he is running, the next he has Vardy’s leg touching his. It’s different from if a defender puts his leg across your path and you go over it. This was instigated by Vardy and Moss was 100 per cent correct to give him a second yellow card.”
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