Emmanuel Emenike’s manager at West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has slammed the referee’s decision to award Chelsea a penalty in the dying moments of their clash at Stamford Bridge which ended 2-2.
The Hammers were leading 2-1 and on course to move into the UEFA CHampions League spot until the 89th minute, when the Blues were given a penalty after Michail Antonio was adjudged to have fouled Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Spanish international Cesc Fabregas scored the spot to rescue a point for Chelsea to complete his brace for the night and that left Bilic furious.
“We deserved to win the game. We were the better team apart from a small period in the second half,” Bilic told reporters in his post-match press conference. “The way we conceded the goal at the end… I am gutted to concede. It is not a penalty.
“We have to play a replay against Manchester United [in the FA Cup] because of a bad decision and again now. It is not a penalty. He is not even near the line.
“We are not getting these decisions. I am talking about where the contact is made, he wasn’t sliding so it shouldn’t be difficult for the referee. We should have two points more. We are gutted. Proud, but gutted.”
West Ham United are now undefeated in the premier league for five games on a spin heading into the international break.