By Danny Wright

1st Oct, 2021 | 9:36pm

Tony Brown reacts to controversial moment in West Brom clash v Stoke City

Tony Brown feels West Brom were lucky when Stoke City had a goal disallowed in their 1-0 win over Albion at the Bet365 Stadium on Friday night.

Darnell Furlong’s blushes were spared when he comically headed the ball into his own net as the referee blew up for a foul on Callum Robinson in the build-up.

Albion legend Brown noted the hostile reaction from the home support after the goal was chalked off and feels it was soft.

“I think that’s a very soft foul that the referee has given.

“Albion have got out of jail there and the Stoke fans are not happy,” said Brown on BBC WM on Friday night, as quoted by BBC Sport’s website.

It was a foul

Replays quite clearly show that Robinson was fouled.

Bomber Brown might not have had the luxury of watching all the angles Sky Sports had when he reacted instantly to the controversy on Friday night but we’re sure that if he saw the below clip, he’d agree it was a foul.

Robinson’s ankle is very clearly clipped and that is quite obviously a foul.

It was a superb decision by the referee and if VAR was in operation, we’re 100 per cent sure that goal would have been chalked off based on the replays.

EFL referees often get a lot of stick – and rightly so. There have been some shockers already this season in games only involving the Albion.

But on this occasion, Tim Robinson deserves a lot of praise for spotting something that a lot of other people didn’t see.

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