Rice backed up his manager’s claim, struggling to keep a lid on his frustrations after tweeting: “That’s up there with one of the worst VAR decisions since it’s come into the game. Shambles.”
The decision cost West Ham what would have been a deserved point after a spirited second-half display against the Blues, who had to come from a goal down after Michail Antonio struck in the 61st minute.
Substitutes Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz turned the game on its head in the final quarter of an hour before Cornet thought he had equalised in front of the West Ham support.
However, it was not to be after Madley’s divisive decision and Moyes’ side have dropped into the relegation zone as a result, having won only one of their first six games this season.