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Wes Brom pair Allardyce, Bartley: Mason made right call

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce insists ref Lee Mason was right to deny Brighton a goal in Saturday's win.

Lewis Dunk scored from a quickly taken free-kick in the first half but the goal was eventually ruled out after a bizarre few minutes at The Hawthorns which only ended after the video assistant referee (VAR) intervened.

Allardyce said he was "laughing about how bizarre this game was" in his post-match interview but said Mason had "come over and explained the situation" regarding the double whistle blow.

"I'm not sure you can take a quick free-kick any more. Have you seen a quick free-kick this season?" said Allardyce. "There are so many bizarre rule changes today. We don't really know categorically what we should or should not be doing in these situations."

Meanwhile, West Brom goalscorer Kyle Bartley said "there was a bit of confusion" but Mason "dealt with it really well and came to the right conclusion".

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