Brighton’s Dunk slams ’embarrassing’ officiating after loss to West Brom

Brighton & Hove Albion‘s Lewis Dunk mentioned referee Lee Mason’s efficiency of their 1-Zero Premier League defeat at West Bromwich Albion was “embarrassing” after he allowed after which disallowed a objective earlier than the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) stepped in.

Dunk scored within the first half with a fast free kick that caught out West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone however Mason chalked off the objective earlier than reversing his resolution, just for VAR to intervene and deny Brighton.

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The league mentioned the referee’s resolution was overturned as he had blown his whistle a second time earlier than the ball had crossed the road.

“It is embarrassing, it is a horrendous resolution, I mentioned to the referee ‘can I take it?’ He blew his whistle and I took it. Simply because there was a lot strain from the bench,” Dunk advised Sky Sports activities.

“Why would not he come and communicate to the press like me? By no means, they cover behind their bubble.

“I do not assume he knew what he was doing. He gave the objective, why did he give it? I do not know why VAR was getting concerned, he mentioned ‘objective’… you may look on the video in order for you.”

Brighton boss Graham Potter mentioned his facet didn’t assist their very own trigger lacking two penalties, though the choices of the officers grew to become the speaking level on the Hawthorns.

“The confusion is on the pitch and it will get worse when somebody outdoors this space is making the choices,” Potter mentioned.

“It’s what it’s. We have not helped ourselves with the 2 penalties so I can not put all of it right down to that [disallowed goal].”

West Brom supervisor Sam Allardyce mentioned the outcome was all essential.

“Clearly, an important factor for us was a clear sheet and a nook we transformed very effectively,” Allardyce mentioned.

“Not nearly as good a efficiency… however typically solely the outcome issues.”

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