West Ham fime after referee gets in way of Bowen before Southampton score… here's why is should have been disallowed | The Sun

West Ham fime after referee gets in way of Bowen before Southampton score… here's why is should have been disallowed | The Sun

JARROD BOWEN fumed at referee Peter Bankes after appearing to be inadvertently blocked by the official in the build-up to Southampton's opener.

The West Ham ace tried to close down goalscorer Romain Perraud, only for Bankes to get in his way.


Bowen, 25, immediately turned around to the whistler to protest… only for Perraud to fire the ball into the net.

The England international was furious with Bankes, but his protestations fell on deaf ears.

West Ham also had a right to be frustrated with Kyle Walker-Peters' throw-in in the build-up to the goal.

The former Tottenham ace's foot appeared to be over the line – meaning it should have been given as a foul throw.

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Bowen and Co went into the match having won their last four matches in all competitions.

Under-fire Saints, on the other hand, had lost their last four.

Their form has seen pressure pile on boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Prior to the match, he said: "It's as positive as possible after our not-so-good results in the past.

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"We had a longer week, playing two games (behind closed doors) where a few players showed they can be an option for this weekend.

"It's an important game for us."

Bowen has scored five goals in 14 appearances so far this season.

The winger endured a gory moment earlier in the campaign, appearing to dislocate his finger against Wolves.


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