PREMIER - Benitez unhappy: six-yard box is to protect the keeper

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PREMIER - Benitez unhappy: six-yard box is to protect the keeper
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West Ham beat Everton 1-0 thanks to Angelo Ogbonna's 74th-minute headed goal.

Late in the game, center-back Ogbonna scored a Premier League-high 29th set-piece goal (excluding penalties) since Moyes returned to West Ham for his second tenure in charge in December 2019.

Michail Antonio's challenge on goalie Jordan Pickford, which resulted in the corner and ultimately the winning goal, irritated Benitez, a former Liverpool manager.

“I have a problem because I am from Spain and normally in Europe, the six-yard box is to protect the 'keeper, Benitez said.

''When you have a player blocking, in this case, the keeper in the six-yard box, normally it's a free-kick, it's a direct free kick. That's it. Afterward you can argue if it's a corner or not.''