At the end of the day Clattenburg has cost us three points. We should be looking to cement a top 5 finish, but crap decisions like this is not helping the cause. I don’t buy the CL expectation at all, because as a club, i am not sure we are ready yet. I will take a stint in the Europa League, but if we go for CL such will be the weight of expectation to win the bloody thing it may well prove counter-productive.
Have a read of Slaven’s comments below: shows the maturity of the man as a manger.
West Ham: Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble (Obiang 80), Emenike (Carroll 60), Lanzini, Payet, Sakho (Valencia 68)
Subs not used: Randolph, Song, Tomkins, Moses
Bookings: Noble, Reid
Red Card: Kouyate
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Jedinak, Ledley (Campbell 70), Zaha (Gayle 46), Bolasie, Puncheon, Sako
Subs not used: Mariappa, McCarthy, Lee, Mutch, Kelly
Bookings: Ward, Sako
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)