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Palace boss Warnock hits out at West Brom defender Dawson

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock hit out at West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson after their 2-2 draw.

Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni was taken out by Dawson when Victor Anichebe scored to ignite the Baggies' recovery as they fought back to claim a 2-2 draw.

Warnock said: "It's almost an assault, how one of the four officials can't be in a position to see that. Dawson had smashed him in the face and I am lost for words.

"He's had a two- or three-yard run up and smashed him in the face. No wonder Julian is a bit groggy. He wanted to carry on.

"I've had enough talking to the FA. I have not seen something like that since Bert Trautmann.

"I can't say anything about the referee or I get fined and I don't want to because I thought he had a cracking game but he had made two or three really bad mistakes."

Referee Mark Clattenburg also failed to give Palace a penalty before Jedinak's spot-kick when Wilfried Zaha looked to have been fouled by Dawson.

Warnock said: "You can't win, we had four or five surrounding the referee last week and we were told that was wrong. He had a good game but two, maybe three, decisions went against us and it's cost us."

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