The ball struck Declan Rice’s arm within the build-up to West Ham’s past due ‘purpose’, and it used to be dominated out via VAR

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice says no Premier League gamers need the Video Assistant Referee device used after his aspect had been denied a past due equaliser at Sheffield United.

Robert Snodgrass’ injury-time effort used to be dominated out via VAR since the ball struck Rice’s arm within the build-up.

Hammers boss David Moyes additionally insisted the purpose, which might have made the ranking 1-1, will have to have counted.

“We’re fuming. All of the lads are furious,” stated England midfielder Rice.

The legislation referring to handball states any purpose scored or created with using the hand or arm might be disallowed “even supposing it’s unintentional”.

Rice, chatting with Sky Sports activities, added: “I have simply watched it again. He has knocked the ball into my hand. In case you are working together with your fingers like that with the principles as they’re now it’s handball, however it’s not intentional. This can be a kick within the tooth.

“I feel they’re the ideas of each Premier League participant, now not simply me – just about everybody does not need VAR within the recreation.

“There were such a lot of choices this season which were completely loopy. They had been celebrating VAR find it irresistible used to be a purpose and soccer will have to now not be like that.”

Moyes, who suffered his first defeat since returning as West Ham supervisor, says it used to be “a actually just right purpose”.

“Anyone who has performed soccer or been across the recreation is aware of it used to be a just right purpose,” he instructed BBC Game.

“From my perspective, and the individuals who watch soccer, the verdict isn’t proper.

“I would not say I am an excellent fan [of VAR] however we having to return to phrases with it. Individuals who have performed soccer know when it is not proper and this night is a type of scenarios.”

Moyes added: “Whoever checked it I feel were given it mistaken as it used to be a actually just right little bit of play via Declan Rice – the place would you set your palms, tie them in the back of your again?”

‘Blame the handball legislation, now not VAR’

West Ham supervisor David Moyes says present and previous footballers aren’t fanatics of VAR

The handball legislation used to be modified after some high-profile targets had been scored via the unintentional use of a hand remaining season.

Former England striker Michael Owen says gamers will have to “forestall lazily blaming VAR for the whole thing” because it “merely enforces those new rule adjustments”.

Then again, on Twitter he stated the brand new handball rule is “an absolute comic story”.

“Take a look at instructing a child the handball rule,” stated Owen.