Referee Anthony Taylor has drawn the wrath of Chelsea fans after letting Arsenal’s first goal stand, despite a blatant handball from Alexis Sanchez with Aaron Ramsey being off as well.
Referee Anthony Taylor had a long chat with his assistant, who had raised his flag, and Taylor then overruled the decision, which put Arsenal up as early as the 4th minute.
It became very difficult for Chelsea from then on as Arsenal ran rampant. By the time Diego Costa had scored his goal, Victor Moses had already been sent off, making matters even worse.
Chelsea fans are enraged with Taylor’s decision to let the goal stand.
Farcical decision by the ref. Potential handball from Sanchez, but definitely offside from Ramsey. Shocking #FACup
— Josh Clarke 🇸🇳🏴 (@JoshClarke97) May 27, 2017
Not a Chelsea fan but Ramsey was active and miles off side.
— Philip Priestley 🇪🇺🇮🇪 (@PublicPriestley) May 27, 2017
Handball was the real mistake
— Keith Mongan (@mongank) May 27, 2017
Thats twice now. Herrera and sanchez now. They got that advantage for the goal cuz of the handball deliberate or not
— Jabir (@jabz98) May 27, 2017
Goal wasn't offside but that was handball Mr Sanchez #FACupFinal
— Samuel McCabe (@SamuelMcCabe) May 27, 2017
How was that Sanchez goal not handball then
— Sam Shakeshaft (@shakeyzz) May 27, 2017
One of the biggest game of the season, and the referee bottles it on the first 5 mins! Clear handball by Sanchez
— Elliot Bates (@Elliot_Bates) May 27, 2017