Name a weaker referee than Craig Pawson pic.twitter.com/L3GrbH59cP
— Craig (@craiglcfc) December 27, 2018
West Ham forward Felipe Anderson pointed to referee Craig Pawson’s whistle to get him to blow for full-time at the end of their 2-1 win at Southampton.
The Brazilian scored both goals for the Hammers in Thursday night’s victory at the St Mary’s Stadium, moving Manuel Pellegrini’s men up to 9th in the Premier League.
Anderson also managed to coerce Pawson into bringing the match to a close by going up to him and pointing exaggeratedly at his whistle.
There were 94 minutes and 40 seconds on the clock at the time, despite the official only allocating four minutes of stoppage time.
We've all been there… ⌚️
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 27, 2018
After a slow start to his West Ham career, Felipe Anderson has scored eight goals in his last thirteen games to help propel his side up the table.
Pawson, 39, has been on the panel of Select Group Referees since 2013.