West Ham fans are furious with ref Neil Swarbrick for two huge calls vs Man City

West Ham vs Man City

The first half of Sunday’s Premier League match was a thriller between West Ham and Man City.

Man City took an early control at the London Stadium when a Leroy Sane shot deflected past a stranded Adrian.

West Ham youngster Declan Rice scored his second own goal in as many matches to double City’s lead in the 27th.

The Hammers gave their fans something to cheer about before the break when Aaron Cresswell scored a free-kick.

West Ham fans vs ref Neil Swarbrick

Yet West Ham fans were furious with referee Neil Swarbrick at the interval as the Irons could have been level.

The Hammers were on the receiving end of two big calls: one denied them a goal, the other denied them a penalty.

The goal decision came in the 39th minute.

Marko Arnautovic robbed Man City goalie Ederson of the ball, and the Austrian rolled it into an empty net.

But Arnautovic was adjudged to have fouled the goalkeeper – even though Ederson never seemed to be in control of the situation.

Marko Arnautovic vs Ederson (1)

Marko Arnautovic vs Ederson (2)

Minutes later West Ham were denied a penalty.

Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan took out Edimilson Fernandes, and the ref instantly blew up for a free-kick.

Yet TV replays confirmed that the Gundogan foul happened a half a yard inside the box but ref Swarbrick missed it!

The only upside for West Ham was that Cresswell scored the resultant set-play.

Also see: How Arsenal & Liverpool can stop 4th-placed Spurs qualifying for the Champions League.

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