West Ham man Aaron Cresswell slammed by Jamie Carragher
West Ham man Aaron Cresswell was slammed by Jamie Carragher for his tackle on Jordan Henderson in the first half of the 1-1 draw against Liverpool.
With the Irons leading 1-0, the 31-year-old went flying into a challenge on Henderson and left the England man in a heap.
Craig Pawson didn’t think it was worthy of a red card and neither did VAR, but Carragher thought Cresswell was a bit lucky.
Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “He won the ball, but the follow-through doesn’t look great.
“I think he may have a problem here.
“He wins the ball, but it’s the follow-through.
“I just think that when you follow-through like that, people say about being in control.”
Carragher is not too happy with Cresswell.
The tackle from the Irons left-back was certainly strong, and he did catch Henderson high up his leg.
However, the contact looked to be minimal, and if VAR didn’t think that it was worthy of a red card, then that was probably the right decision.
The 31-year-old certainly didn’t hold back, but that is how it should be, and given that Henderson was fine to continue, they probably came to the right decision.
You can see why Carragher thought that Cresswell perhaps should have been sent off because it did look like it was a poor challenge initially.
However, a few replays quickly cleared up that the challenge wasn’t that bad.
The first half was pretty stop-start, which definitely suited the Irons, so let us all hope for more of the same in the second half.
They had a strong first half and limited Liverpool to very little, so let us see if they can hold out for a point or go on and get the win.
In other West Ham news, one Irons player could be set to leave the London Stadium in the near future.