It was a penalty fest at the Hawthorns on Tuesday, as Brentford came out on top against West Brom in the Carabao Cup.
There were three penalties in normal time in the 2-2 draw, with Hal Robson-Kanu tucking away two for the Baggies in the second-half.
Cedric Kipre was the guilty party who gave away the spot-kick for the Albion, although it looked a dubious decision when shown on replays.
Express and Star journalist Joseph Masi was at the game and has slammed the officials, claiming Kipre clearly won the ball in his challenge.
“The games real talking point is the third penalty in the 90 minutes,” he said on the Albion View.
“It was on Forss, the Finnish striker who plays up front for Brentford, formerly of an Albion academy player – Cedric Kipre deemed to have fouled him in the box.
“It just wasn’t a foul. It was a very good challenge by the centre-back, I think he’s won the ball, I think the referee thought he knocked him or made contact, but he just hasn’t.
“It’s a poor decision.”
It was a ludicrous decision by the referee, as Kipre simply outmuscled his man who had taken a shocking touch in the box.
There was disbelief among the Baggies players and it was clear to see why, with that decision costing them a place in the fourth round next week.
As you can see in this screenshot, Kipre is clearly between his man and the ball, and his anticipation has seen him get ahead of the attacker.
There is no chance that this can be given as a penalty, and if it happened in the Premier League, VAR would surely have come to the rescue – a shame that couldn’t happen.
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