Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder reveals his sympathy for David Moyes after controversial VAR decision denies West Ham a late point at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder revealed his sympathy for David Moyes, his opposite number, after a controversial VAR decision denied West Ham a late point at Bramall Lane yesterday.

Saturday, 11th January 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Saturday, 11th January 2020, 12:00 pm
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder: James Wilson/Sportimage

The Hammers looked to have nicked a draw from the game when substitute Robert Snodgrass sneaked home a shot at the near post in the second minute of injury time.

But the visitors’ celebrations were cut short when VAR replays showed the ball had struck the arm of Declan Rice in the build-up, before he fed Snodgrass.

And Wilder, whose side have been on the wrong end of several VAR decisions this season, said: “Robert Snodgrass again… he scored late on against us for Aston Villa and thought he’d repeated it today. But we’ve been in this position two or three times now and we know it is desperately disappointing.

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“I know a few of their boys and they were saying the same things some of our boys were saying when VAR went against us.

“We’ll only know at the end of season if it will even out, as people say it’s supposed to.

“But I feel for David and the players. The same thing has happened to us a few times. But we would've been devastated if we'd have drawn that game.

"Soon as they scored, no one was looking at it but I felt for the opposition - it's the same moans and groans as we've had in the past.”