Women's expert fumes at 'horrendous' incident in West Ham 4-0 WSL defeat v Manchester United
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West Ham Women’s expert Michelle Irons was left fuming with referee Emily Heaslip after she allowed a “horrendous” challenge to go unpunished during the Hammers’ 4-0 loss to Manchester United.
A Lucía García double and goals from Katie Zelem and Hayley Ladd saw the Red Devils to a comfortable victory at Old Trafford.
Dagny Brynjarsdottir returned to the Hammers’ starting eleven and Irons was less than impressed with an early tackle on the West Ham skipper.
“Dagny Brynjarsdottir made a welcome start after recovering from a short illness which gave us a boost in midfield,” Irons exclusively told West Ham Zone.
“She was on the receiving end of a horrendous studded tackle early in the game which the referee blatantly ignored without no punishment from her.
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“Any other team at a small stadium would have seen a minimum of a yellow card or even a straight red. The official approximately eight minutes later stops the game for the Manchester United goalkeeper who was injured by her own player.
“The standards here need to be questioned.”
It’s been an extremely tough year for Paul Konchesky’s side. West Ham are yet to register a Women’s Super League victory and have slumped into lower mid-table.
The Hammers stopped their losing run against Liverpool on Sunday (2 April) and face a daunting trip to Manchester City in their next fixture.