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West Brom receive apology after Chelsea penalty incident

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Marriner awarded Chelsea a controversial penalty earlier this month (©GettyImages)
Marriner awarded Chelsea a controversial penalty earlier this month (©GettyImages).

West Brom manager Steve Clarke has received an apology from the chief of referees Mike Riley after a controversial penalty decision cost The Baggies three points at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

Andre Marriner awarded Chelsea a stoppage time penalty two weekends ago for a collision between Steven Reid and Ramires, a decision which looked harsh to say the least.

Eden Hazard converted the penalty to secure a 2-2 draw for The Blues, and West Brom manager Clarke has revealed on the club website that Mike Riley has since contacted him about the incident: "We've had a phone call from Mike Riley to apologise," he said. "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."

If West Brom had held on to their lead it would have signalled Jose Mourinho's first ever home league defeat in charge of Chelsea, but the late converted penalty means it is now 66 Premiership matches at Stamford Bridge in which the Portuguese manager has never lost.

Mourinho and Chelsea will travel to West Ham on Saturday following the international break, whilst Steve Clarke's West Brom will host rivals Aston Villa at home on Monday night. 

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