Following West Ham's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, manager David Moyes expressed his disappointment and called for an apology from the video assistant referee (VAR) after his team was denied a late penalty. The incident occurred when Thiago's arm hit the ball, but the referee did not award a penalty, and VAR did not intervene. Moyes was frustrated by the lack of respect shown by VAR and believes that the incident warranted a closer review. He argued that when a player lunges for the ball, any talk of needing to break their fall is irrelevant, and it should have been a penalty. Moyes was surprised that VAR did not advise the referee to review the incident and suggested that the person in charge did not have enough football knowledge to make the correct decision. It is worth noting that the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has issued apologies this season to Arsenal and Brighton after errors by officials in Premier League matches.