Referee Robert Madley could have made a serious mistake within the newest West Bromwich Albion match after lacking an enormous penalty shout.
What is the newest on VAR and West Brom?
The Baggies nearly managed to maintain their play-off hopes alive on the weekend as they picked up a 2-1 win within the Championship in opposition to Norwich Metropolis.
Josh Sargent opened the scoring for the away facet at The Hawthorns earlier than Conor Townsend levelled issues up on the stroke of half-time with an excellent curling free-kick. He then turned supplier when establishing Jed Wallace, who scored what turned out to be the winner within the 56th minute.
That win was very important for West Brom because it means they go into the ultimate day of the season with an opportunity of securing a play-off place – although they sit eighth within the division, two factors off sixth. When reflecting on the victory, nevertheless, it appears as if Carlos Corberan and firm needed to experience their luck at occasions.
Certainly, as seen within the official Sky Sports highlights package deal, Semi Ajayi can been seen standing on the foot of Gabriel Sara contained in the field.
Was it a penalty for Norwich after the Semi Ajayi problem?
Regardless of this clear foul taking place proper in entrance of referee Madley, he opted to wave play on and with no VAR within the Championship, the Baggies definitely bought away with one.
In Sky Sports’ protection, a commentator could be heard saying: “He stands on his foot, would not he?” And with that contact being simple, Ajayi can depend himself fortunate this resolution went his approach.
Norwich supervisor David Wagner definitely wasn’t joyful in regards to the missed foul. Certainly, when talking after the sport, he instructed BBC Radio Norfolk (through BBC Sport): “The primary half was good from the lads. They saved the ball in the suitable moments and have been a risk on the transition as effectively.
“We must always have had the lead earlier however scored an exquisite aim and did not get the penalty we should always have gotten.”
A win on the day would have handed the Canaries an outdoor probability of edging into sixth on the ultimate day of the season. Nonetheless, such are the advantageous margins of sport, it is now doubtlessly on the playing cards for West Brom to say that spot as they hold their Premier League ambitions nearly alive.
On one other day, nevertheless, the penalty is given and maybe this sport would not finish so effectively for the Baggies.