Gary Lineker shares verdict on West Ham disallowed goal in 1-1 draw with Brighton
Gary Lineker believes the officials were right to disallow West Ham a second goal in their 1-1 draw with Brighton on Wednesday night (1 December).
Lineker reviewed the footage on BBC Match of the Day (1 December) and suggests the right decision was made.
“Antonio disallowed goal, it’s [a] big turning point in the game really, because that makes it 2-0 and it’s probably all over,” Lineker said.
“He’s definitely offside, it doesn’t look like it touches it on that angle but the next one here, you watch the ball here, it does look like it bounces off him.
“It clearly comes off [Shane] Duffy first but it’s not deliberate, therefore it doesn’t count.
“Brushed his sock.”
West Ham are now three games without victory in the Premier League but Wednesday’s draw did put an end to successive defeats against Wolves [0-1] and Manchester City [1-2].
It’s not a massive cause for concern as the Irons still sit fourth in the Premier League table but their winless run could easily stretch to four games as they host Chelsea on Saturday.
The Blues won the London Stadium fixture 1-0 last season but the Irons did claim a 3-2 victory in the previous campaign.
They’ll hope to get Antonio back on the goal trail against their London rivals, with the 31-year-old on a six-game barren run stretching back to October.
He looks to be getting closer, however, if the disallowed goal against Brighton is anything to go by.
David Moyes’ side may find themselves outside of the top-four by the time the fixture rolls around, though, as an Arsenal win over Manchester United on Thursday (2 December) would see the Gunners leapfrog the Irons.
In other West Ham news, UEFA took major financial action over the Irons on Tuesday.