The Hammers were 1-0 up after Michail Antonio’s goal in the 63rd minute.
But Thomas Tuchel’s side found their level and turned the game around after goals from Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz made it 2-1 in the 88th minute.
As the clock ticked past the 90th minute, West Ham thought they had found an equaliser after Maxwell Cornet scored.
However, after a lengthy VAR checked, the goal was controversially chalked off by on field referee, Andy Madley.
Apparently Bowen fouled Mendy. Protecting Chelsea because their keeper is so fucking shit. pic.twitter.com/2NS8HbqXAz— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) September 3, 2022
West Ham man Jarrod Bowen was adjudged to have fouled Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy prior to Cornet’s finish.
However, replay seems to show Mendy diving at Bowen’s feet, rather than the England international making contact with the Senegalese.
West Ham fans were furious with the decision.
One fan said: “How was that a foul on Mendy? Bowen did nothing wrong, VAR has had a nightmare again!!”
Another tweeted: “Disgraceful decision, we have been robbed by another awful referee decision, what is the point of VAR if they can’t see that as a perfectly fine goal.”
Outrageous decision against West Ham?!??— Josh Rickard (@JRickard1991) September 3, 2022
What else could Jarrod Bowen have done?!
A third fan added: “West Ham have been robbed.”
Whilst another West Ham fan said: “In what world is that a foul on the keeper, what can Jarrod Bowen do to get away from the keeper in that situation? Mendy dives at his feet and it’s a foul, makes no sense.”
Former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen also claimed the decision to over turn the goal was wrong.
The decision to rule out that West Ham goal is an absolute shocker. The GK dives at his feet, what’s he meant to do?— Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) September 3, 2022
He tweeted: “The decision to rule out that West Ham goal is an absolute shocker. The GK dives at his feet, what’s he meant to do?”
Former Stoke City manager, Tony Pulis, who was on commentary duties for BBC's coverage of the game said: "That is not a foul, no chance. For goodness sake!"
At the end of the match, West Ham manager David Moyes was not happy with the referee as he confronted the officials.
David Moyes is 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗛𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗬 as he confronts the referee at full-time 😡 pic.twitter.com/QtxxvJver1— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 3, 2022
After the dramatic end to the game, Chelsea managed to hold on for a much needed 2-1 win, after the result, Tuchel's side moved up to fifth place in the Premier League table with ten points.
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