West Ham and Everton left fuming as referee awards match to Watford

Carlton Cole
Cole… Abandoned (Img: East Ham Bull)

West Ham United and Everton have confirmed that they intend to appeal referee Anthony Taylor’s decision to award Saturday’s fixture between the two sides to Watford.

The referee, insane, was adamant at the final whistle that, although the Toffees had technically won the game by scoring two to the Hammers’ one, the three points were clearly the preserve of the promotion-seeking Hornets.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Sam Allardyce and David Moyes said that they hadn’t seen anything like this happen since last week, when Phil Dowd totally mentalled out and gave fourteen penalties against a side after claiming to have heard their right-back whistling.

They said, in unerring unison: “We’re extremely disappointed with Mr Taylor’s decision to declare Gianfranco Zola’s Watford to be the winners of our keenly fought contest at Upton Park on Saturday, and we will be appealing the decision as soon as someone puts us in touch with a member of the FA who knows how to use email.

“It’s not acceptable in this day and age for the points to be awarded to a team that wasn’t even participating, no matter how much it may aid their blossoming push for a playoff place.

“We haven’t even mentioned Mr Taylor’s decision to strap Carlton Cole to the bonnet of his car like roadkill and drive him off into the woods while the match was still ongoing.

“It’s not right, dammit.”