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Referee chief apologises to West Brom over penalty decision

West Bromwich Albion have received an apology from referees' chief Mike Riley for the controversial penalty awarded against them in the draw with Chelsea earlier this month. The Baggies looked set for a famous victory at Stamford Bridge before referee Andre Marriner awarded a penalty deep into injury time and Eden Hazard scored to earn Chelsea a 2-2 draw.

Clarke told West Brom's official website: "We've had a phone call from Mike Riley to apologise.

"It doesn't get us any more points but it's nice of Mike to phone. If he's apologising, he obviously feels it was the wrong decision. We have to put it behind us now and move forward."

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