Gary Lineker has lambasted West Ham manager David Moyes for sending on Mark Noble to take – and then miss – a last-gasp penalty in their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.
The game was evenly poised at halftime thanks to goals from Said Benrahma and Cristiano Ronaldo, but former Iron Jesse Lingard startled the home crowd with a stunning curling attempt on 89 minutes.
After referee Martin Atkinson had initially waived away Luke Shaw’s handball from Andriy Yarmolenko’s cross, Moyes’ players were granted a chance to equalise in the dying minutes of the game thanks to a VAR check.
Noble was brought in for Jarrod Bowen shortly after the penalty was awarded, but the 34-year-old lifelong Hammer had his effort bound for the bottom left-hand corner expertly knocked away by David de Gea in his final season at the club.
Lineker expressed his displeasure with the decision on Twitter shortly after the final whistle, comparing it to England manager Gareth Southgate’s decision to bring on Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho at the end of extra time in the Euro 2020 final, only for them to miss from the spot in the defeat to Italy.
Source: Daily Mail