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Smith explains why Aston Villa loss to West Ham ‘hurts’; blasts VAR call

Smith explains why Aston Villa loss to West Ham ‘hurts’; blasts VAR call
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Smith explains why Aston Villa loss to West Ham ‘hurts’; blasts VAR call

Smith explains why Aston Villa loss to West Ham ‘hurts’; blasts VAR name

Dean Smith says he nonetheless doesn’t perceive why Aston Villa’s equaliser towards West Ham was dominated out, admitting the defeat “hurts”.

Villa misplaced away from dwelling for the primary time this season as West Ham beat them on the London Stadium. The hosts scored early in each halves to seal the win.

Villa had possibilities to get a consequence, with Ollie Watkins lacking a penalty. Then, deep into stoppage time, the striker thought he had equalised – however VAR overturned his purpose as a result of a part of his arm was marginally offside.

West Ham scored with their solely two photographs on the right track, whereas Villa created extra hazard total. It leaves Smith disenchanted to not come away with a consequence – particularly given how Watkins’ purpose was chalked off.

“It hurts as a result of I believed we have been higher than all of them sport,” he instructed BBC Sport. “Two lapses of focus have price us two targets however we had sufficient possibilities to attain greater than two.

“I nonetheless don’t perceive that disallowed purpose, you may’t put it in together with your arm however they know the legal guidelines higher than me. If it’s offside I’m OK with that however then it’s a penalty. The one motive he’s going to be offside is as a result of he’s getting fouled, so it’s a penalty.

“We all know they have been good from set items so it was a foul begin however I believed we reacted very well and the actual fact they modified it at half-time instructed you we’d bought going. We needed to hold Stated Benrahma on his outdoors however we allowed the cross.”

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Smith not worrying about outcomes

Villa have now received simply one among their final 5 video games, kind which has seen them drop to tenth within the desk.

They’d been one of many early tempo setters within the Premier League, however their fortunes have worsened since. Nevertheless, Smith is assured they’re nonetheless taking part in effectively sufficient to get again on observe.

“I’m not worrying [about results] in any respect,” he stated. “After Leeds I used to be nervous as a result of we didn’t play very effectively however we’ve achieved greater than sufficient to win video games. The efficiency ranges have been actually good.

“You take a look at tonight’s sport and our anticipated targets could be a runaway. We’ve had poor choices towards us however that occurs.”

Smith additionally commented on a disagreement between the 2 dugouts, complaining {that a} member of the West Ham workers was aiming accusations at Jack Grealish.

“Anyone was calling Jack a diver and a cheat,” he claimed. “I don’t talk about opposition gamers and so I don’t like opposition workers members talking about my gamers.”


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