sport news David Moyes urges his West Ham players to 'keep fighting' for European football

David Moyes urges his West Ham players to 'keep fighting' for European football in spite of terrible run of costly red card decisions in Premier League David Moyes has told his players to 'keep fighting' for a European football spot The West Ham boss said it is the best answer to the poor treatment they've had The Hammers have had five of their last eight red cards in the league overturned Vice chairman Karren Brady said VAR is the main reason for the poor decisions 

By Dan Ludlam For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:38 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 22:38 BST, 1 May 2021

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David Moyes believes sustaining West Ham’s heroic European push is the best antidote to the Premier League’s perceived poor treatment of the club.

Moyes was raging following last weekend’s controversial dismissal of defender Fabian Balbuena against Chelsea.

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And just as when team-mate Thomas Soucek was wrongfully dismissed earlier in the season, the red card was rescinded allowing Balbuena to feature in Sunday's trip to Burnley.

David Moyes has called on his West Ham team to 'keep fighting' for a European football place

David Moyes has called on his West Ham team to 'keep fighting' for a European football place

Moyes was furious with Fabian Balbuena's sending off against Chelsea, which was overturned

Moyes was furious with Fabian Balbuena's sending off against Chelsea, which was overturned

Indeed, five of West Ham’s last eight red cards in the Premier League have been overturned and vice-chairman Karren Brady reckons the standard of refereeing in the top division has never been lower.

‘We can only keep fighting, keep pushing on and try to challenge [at the top of the league],’ Moyes insisted.

‘They can’t surely be right, the numbers that we’ve had are so poor.

‘Maybe all the teams in the Premier League have had similar stats and if they have then I take it back and apologise but it sounds like a very

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