West Ham United drew 0-0 with Manchester United earlier today.
Stan Collymore and David Gold have both taken very different opinions over a controversial decision not to award Dimitri Payet a penalty during West Ham United’s match against Manchester United earlier today.
Payet went down in the box under a challenge from Marcos Rojo in the second half, while the score was still 0-0.
At the time Payet was not awarded a penalty, but he also did not pick up a second yellow for simulation.
And West Ham co-owner Gold was left furious with Martin Atkinson’s overall performance in the match.
Darren Randolph was fouled for the Man Unt. goal, blatant foul on the magnificent Payet in the penalty area. The 9500 fans were terrific. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) March 13, 2016
Collymore, however, suggested that Payet took a tumble in the box and that the attacking midfielder should have been red carded.
Dive for me from Payet. Classic bow shape body shape in dive.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 13, 2016
2nd yellow equals…@talkSPORT LIVE
Atkinson’s decision not to award Payet a penalty look like it was going to dominate the headlines, but the French midfielder ensured that he was on the back pages for different reasons later on in the contest.
Payet curled in a wonderful free-kick to break the deadlock at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils did fire back through Anthony Martial in the closing stages, though, and the two sides will now meet in a replay at Upton Park to decide who books their spot at Wembley.