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Should West Ham have been given a penalty against Chelsea?

Andreas Christened handled it in the box but the ref wasn't swayed

When you’re down at the bottom if often feels like the world is against you.

That is probably what the west Hams fans are feeling right now.

After Marko Arnautovic’s opener in the sixth minute against Chelsea, the Hammers had a big penalty shout denied early in the second half.


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Christensen’s hand was definitely in the box

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Christensen’s hand was definitely in the box

But did Andreas Christensen purposely handle the ball in the area?

It’s a difficult decision for the ref, but the ball definitely made contact with the Chelsea defender’s hand in the area.

It would have given West Ham a golden opportunity to go 2-0 up against Chelsea.

Is that a penalty?

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Is that a penalty?

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West Ham thought they should have had a penalty

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West Ham thought they should have had a penalty

Arnautovic was bursting down the left and as he cut inside the ball bounces onto Christensen’s hand inside the area.

The pictures look like it was accidental from young Dane but we have certainly seen them given in the past.

It’s pretty clear what Arnautovic thought

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It’s pretty clear what Arnautovic thought

Twitter was split over whether the decision should have been made…

That’s what football is about in our opinion.