The Whites felt they should have had a penalty which could have sealed a vital win.
Sky Sports commentator Andy Hinchcliffe insists Leeds United were robbed of a penalty during the second half of their Championship clash with West Brom on Friday evening, which could have made a world of difference to the outcome for United.

In the midst of a tightly-contested battle, Leeds went one goal down six minutes into the second half due to a deflected shot from Jayson Molumby. They were already aggrieved as the shot seemed to ricochet off the outstretched hand of Brandon Thomas-Assante but no foul was given and Leeds found themselves behind.


Sustained pressure ensued from United, as Dan James slipped a delightfully weighted reverse ball in behind the Baggies’ defence, which forward Joe Gelhardt latched on to and seemingly had his legs swiped from West Brom centre-half Cedric Kipre, who made no contact with the ball and sent the former Sunderland loanee in a heap to the floor.


The Sky Sports pundit said during the replays: “He (Kipre) seemed to read the danger but it looked as if he got there slightly late.


“(Kipre) doesn’t play the ball does he, Gelhardt gets the touch on that, Kipre seems to take him out. I think he is very fortunate to get away with that, in my eyes that is a penalty.”


United boss Daniel Farke was rightfully displeased with the decision, and made his feelings perfectly clear on the touchline to the fourth official, as he was visibly disgruntled.
United’s fortunes turned around though as, after seeing Alex Palmer pull off “one of the saves of the season” to deny his beautiful curling effort from outside the box, Dan James delivered a delightful cross into the Baggies box which was met by United skipper Luke Ayling towards the back-post leaving Palmer rooted to the spot.

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