27 Feb West Bromwich Albion vs. Brighton & Hove Albion – Football Match Report – February 27, 2021
West Bromwich Albion secured a 1-Zero residence Premier League victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday because the guests missed two penalties and had been controversially denied a aim by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
West Brom started brightly and had been rewarded for his or her strain within the 11th minute when skipper Kyle Bartley rose above the Brighton defence to move Conor Gallagher’s cross in from shut vary.
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Brighton spurned the chance to equalise minutes later when midfielder Pascal Gross’s penalty cannoned off the crossbar after VAR adjudged that Okay Yokuslu had dealt with the ball within the West Brom field.
Lewis Dunk discovered the online with a fast free kick that caught West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone off guard, however after an extended delay by which referee Lee Mason disallowed after which allowed the aim, the Brighton skipper’s effort was chalked off by the VAR.
The league later confirmed that the choice to award Brighton the aim was overturned because the referee’s whistle had been blown a second time earlier than the ball had crossed the road.
“The referee blew his whistle he stated to talk to somebody within the wall, there was a little bit of pushing,” Bartley advised Sky Sports activities.
“There was a little bit of confusion however Lee Mason handled it properly and got here to the correct conclusion. It was complicated, I do not assume it might have been proper for them to attain like that.
“We have to win video games, whoever it’s, we have to put factors on the board.”
Victory left 19th-placed West Brom with 17 factors from 26 video games, 5 factors under fellow relegation contenders Fulham who go to Crystal Palace on Sunday. Brighton are 16th with 26 factors.