Pulis unhappy with ref Taylor after West Brom defeat

Date published: Saturday 31st October 2015 6:38

Tony Pulis: Manager unhappy with referee Anthony Taylor

Tony Pulis admits he is frustrated with referee Anthony Taylor after West Brom lost 3-2 at home to Leicester City.

Record-signing Salomon Rondon gave the Baggies a first-half lead and Rickie Lambert scored his first goal for the club with a late penalty, but the hosts ultimately came unstuck by Riyad Mahrez’s double and Jamie Vardy’s strike – which means he has now scored in eight-consecutive matches.

But Albion boss Tony Pulis felt decisions went against them and they should have had two more penalties after fouls on Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher.

He also confirmed he will speak to referees’ chief Mike Riley about Taylor’s calls.

“We are disappointed with the penalty decisions. Everyone in the crowd would have said Fletcher’s was a penalty,” he said.

“With Jonny Evans the referee is only two yards away and he gets pulled back. You have to do well to miss it. Why he has not given those two I don’t know.

“I will speak to Mike Riley. At this level the referee should be getting those decisions correct. They say for the second goal the lad [Mahrez] is offside. We have a linesman over the far side who can see it clearly and can see it across the line.

“Decisions which could have helped us didn’t go with us.

“Let’s give Leicester credit, they are decent and played to their strengths. Vardy is a handful, he is on fire and caused us problems all afternoon.”

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