By Jack Cunningham

4th Oct, 2021 | 2:10pm

Stoke City unlucky to have goal disallowed against West Brom

We’re delighted to welcome former Premier League & FIFA-listed referee Keith Hackett as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at West Brom.

Stoke City were unlucky to have a goal disallowed against West Brom on Friday night, according to Keith Hackett.

The Potters thought they had taken the lead when Darnell Furlong headed the ball into his own net, but referee Tim Robinson disallowed the goal for a foul by Mario Vrancic.

However, it appeared as if the Bosnian hadn’t made a foul, and the goal should have stood [Stoke Sentinel].

Hackett, speaking exclusively to West Brom News, said: “That goal should have been allowed.

“That’s a poor decision from the referee.

“There’s no foul. The goal should have been allowed.”

Damming verdict from Hackett.

In the end, this disallowed goal made little to no difference as the Baggies were poor, and Stoke eventually got the winner in the second half.

However, it was a shocking decision, and the Baggies were very lucky that the goal was disallowed.

Furlong is also lucky that the referee decided to make a bizarre decision because it was an embarrassing moment for the right-wing-back.

West Brom just weren’t good enough on Friday and had Sam Johnstone and the referee to thank for stopping a heavier defeat.

However, they are still in second place heading into the international break, which shows that they have had a good start.

It is just a shame that their unbeaten run came to an end on Friday, and they will have to regroup and go again.

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