West Ham's Tomas Soucek gives cheeky response after getting away with handball against Chelsea

Chelsea's players appeal to referee Craig Pawson during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at the London Stadium in London, United Kingdom on 11 February, 2023.
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Tomas Soucek must have breathed a huge sigh of relief after getting away with what looked like a blatant handball in West Ham's draw with Chelsea – and he soon saw the funny side of his stroke of luck.

With the scores level at 1-1 in the 89th minute at the London Stadium, Soucek clearly blocked Conor Gallagher's goal-bound shot using his hand inside the box, sparking vociferous appeals from the Blues players.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...