By Nick Ware

18th Sep, 2021 | 4:50pm

Alan McInally delivers 'raging' verdict on 'terrible' West Brom goal v Preston North End

Alan McInally believes Preston North End will be furious with the first-half goal they conceded to West Brom on Saturday.

The Lilywhites took the lead at Deepdale through a Ben Whiteman goal in the 26th minute, and they looked set to hold onto their advantage heading into half-time.

However, Matt Phillips scored in stoppage time to draw Albion level.

“Preston will be raging, it’s a terrible goal to lose here,” Alan McInally said on commentary duties for Sky Sports Soccer Saturday.

“Three added minutes, we’re into the last of them. It’s a throw-in, deep in the corner, Darnell Furlong throws it right to the near post.

“I don’t know who got the flick on, it could have been anybody, but Matt Phillips at the back post gets up above everybody. It hits the goalkeeper, but Daniel Iversen can’t stop it going in.”

Furlong piles on pressure yet again

Anyone who has loosely followed West Brom under Valerien Ismael this season will not be surprised at the route to goal for Phillips this afternoon.

Darnell Furlong has been instrumental in Albion’s unbeaten start to their 2021/22 Championship campaign, with some impressive efforts at both end of the pitch, but it is his ability to launch long throws that has particularly caught the attention of onlookers.

Albion have already scored a number of goals via this route, while Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson was highly critical of the ethics surrounding Furlong’s drying of the ball in the 1-0 win for Ismael’s side at London Road last month.

Furlong’s now trademark long throw once again caused chaos in the opposition penalty area against Preston, and Phillips was on hand to force the ball home to claim a first-half equaliser.

In other West Brom news, journalist stunned by ‘Massive’ Albion ace incident v Preston.

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