Martin Keown wants to know why West Brom looked better with ten men during their Premier League draw with Burnley on Saturday.
Sam Allardyce’s side were unable to pick up a win at Turf Moor despite having more chances than the hosts.
On the half-hour mark, Semi Ajayi was given his marching orders for a handball that denied a clear goalscoring opportunity for the Clarets.
🗣 "I can't believe the referee wasn't asked to look at that!" @martinkeown5
Should Burnley have been awarded a penalty after Kyle Bartley appeared to handle the ball? 😬
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) February 20, 2021
There was a marked improvement in the second half of the game from the Baggies and Keown wants to know why.
“It should’ve been a penalty [to Burnley] so perhaps West Brom were a little bit lucky but I thought they did really well actually,” the former Arsenal defender told BBC 5 Live.
“They should’ve scored. They had three or four really good chances on the break and just didn’t take them.
“My question to Sam Allardyce would be, how is it you look better with 10 men than you do with 11?”
This is a valid point from Keown.
We created more chances than Burnley on Saturday and crucially, we created enough chances to win the game.
With 11 men on the pitch we created very little and were second best but with 10 we looked like a side who weren’t fighting relegation.
Mbaye Diagne should’ve scored and Matheus Pereira could’ve bagged himself a brace but his finishing let him down.
Why couldn’t we create the same amount of chances with an extra defender on the pitch?
We are all asking the same question as Keown as this becomes the latest baffling question in this strange season.
We needed a win on Saturday and didn’t get it. Let’s hope we can recreate that kind of performance with 11 men on the pitch.
In other West Brom news, these WBA fans tore this player to shreds for their performance against Burnley.