Brighton’s Dunk slams ’embarrassing’ officiating after loss to West Brom

Brighton’s Dunk slams ’embarrassing’ officiating after loss to West Brom

Lewis Dunk remonstrates with referee Lee Mason following Brighton’s loss. Photograph by Rui Vieira – Pool/Getty Photographs

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Lewis Dunk stated referee Lee Mason’s efficiency of their 1-Zero Premier League defeat at West Bromwich Albion was “embarrassing” after he allowed after which disallowed a aim earlier than the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) stepped in.

Dunk scored within the first half with a fast free kick that caught out West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone however Mason chalked off the aim earlier than reversing his determination, just for VAR to intervene and deny Brighton.

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The league stated the referee’s determination was overturned as he had blown his whistle a second time earlier than the ball had crossed the road.

“It is embarrassing, it is a horrendous determination, I stated to the referee ‘can I take it?’ He blew his whistle and I took it. Simply because there was a lot stress from the bench,” Dunk advised Sky Sports activities.

“Why would not he come and converse to the press like me? By no means, they disguise behind their bubble.

“I do not suppose he knew what he was doing. He gave the aim, why did he give it? I do not know why VAR was getting concerned, he stated ‘aim’… you’ll be able to look on the video in order for you.”

Brighton boss Graham Potter stated his aspect didn’t assist their very own trigger by lacking two penalties, though the selections of the officers grew to become the speaking level on the Hawthorns.

“The confusion is on the pitch and it will get worse when somebody exterior this space is making the selections,” Potter stated.

“It’s what it’s. We have not helped ourselves with the 2 penalties so I can not put all of it all the way down to that [disallowed goal].”

West Brom supervisor Sam Allardyce stated the consequence was all necessary.

“Clearly, a very powerful factor for us was a clear sheet and a nook we transformed very properly,” Allardyce stated.

“Not nearly as good a efficiency… however generally solely the consequence issues.”

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