West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini knows his side played well enough for three points in its 2-2 draw with Leicester City, but also is well aware that the Irons should’ve had three goals before the Foxes’ nabbed their second equalizer of Saturday’s match at the London Stadium.
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Lucas Perez’s would-be brace wouldn’t stand when the linesman’s flag was raised for what should’ve been an insurance goal for the hosts, who were very good on the day.
But Leicester would score through Harvey Barnes in stoppage time to eke out a point in London.
“I think we deserved more than a draw,” Pellegrini said.
“We should have been leading 3-1 but it was a mistake of the linesman. Yes, I’ve seen the goal again and he was one meter onside. There is nothing you can do about that. Next season when we have VAR it can be more fair.”
Still two switched-off moments cost the Irons a win nearly as much as the linesman’s flag.
“We generally played well but you cannot concede two goals.”