David Moyes is off the mark as West Ham manager with his first point coming against Leicester City in a 1-1 draw against on Friday night.
With Leicester taking an early lead through Mark Albrighton after some abysmal defending from West Ham as per usual, West Ham then equalised just before half time after Chiekou Kouyate headed in a Manuel Lanzini corner to tie things up.
Conversely Leicester could feel a touch bereaved after they were denied a penalty in the first half after a tangle of legs between West Ham’s Artur Masuaku and Marc Albrighton who had broken through the Hammers back line. It could easily been given although could have been harsh on Masuaku as it seemed to be a innocent tangle of legs.
However should West Ham have had a penalty of their own? In the 77th with the scores tied Andre Ayew went down after a challenge from Harry Maguire just inside the box, although there was little contact and a penalty would have been harsh on Leicester, it could have been given and could have changed the game and if West Ham had held on form there they would have pushed themselves out of the relegation zone.Embed from Getty Images
Therefore what happens with Ayew? As the penalty was not given then he should have been booked for simulation and he had he would have been sent off minutes later after his challenge on Demari Gray was adjudged to have been worthy of a yellow card, which would have been his second. If that had happened Leicester would have fancied themselves to go and get all three points against ten men.
Even worse for Ayew, Omar Niasse’s ban earlier this week, could mean the same for Ayew if he has been adjudged to have dive, which will be a big miss for West Ham as he has been a key goal scorer for them this season.
Should Ayew be given the same punishment as Niasse?
Written by Henry Tomlinson.