West Ham star Arthur Masuaku admits he didn’t mean to score a late winner against Chelsea

‘I was just as surprised as you were!’: West Ham fullback Arthur Masuaku admits he had NO intention of going for goal with the lucky late winner against Chelsea

  • Arthur Masuaku scored a bizarre late winner for West Ham against Chelsea
  • He looked like he was going for a cross to beat Edouard Mendy
  • Masuaku took to social media to confirm if he had wanted to score


Arthur Masuaku has admitted his intention was not to shoot the lucky late winner of West Ham.

As the debate over his intentions raged among fans and pundits, the Congolese defender tweeted: “So, was it a cross or was it a shot? (hint: I was just as surprised as you).’

Hammers boss David Moyes admitted Masuaku was ‘lucky’ with the cross that flew past Edouard Mendy in the 87th minute, but felt his side deserved the break.

Arthur Masuaku scored the crucial late goal to seal West Ham’s win against Chelsea

He made a cross to beat Edouard Mendy at the near post in the 87th minute

He made a cross to beat Edouard Mendy at the near post in the 87th minute

“It was a great crossing!” Moyes joked.

“You have to get the ball into the penalty area and we’ve all seen different types of goals from crosses where the ball has dived over the goalkeeper into the back post.

“I think we have to say it’s a bit of a stroke of luck. You have to take what you get in football and today we have that goal to win.”

His attempt from 32 meters caught Mendy by surprise and he has admitted the goal surprised him

His attempt from 32 meters caught Mendy by surprise and he has admitted the goal surprised him

West Ham also beat Chelsea’s fellow title contenders, Liverpool, 3-2 a month ago.

Moyes added: ‘I thought we played better against Liverpool. We didn’t play well enough in the first half today, but I thought we improved a lot in the second half and that gave us a real chance.’

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