West Brom 1 – Brighton 3
Brighton will host Derby County in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
That’s after the Seagulls beat West Brom 3-1 at the Hawthorns on Wednesday night.
Two goals from Glenn Murray in extra time earned Brighton their spot in the next round of the cup.
Kyle Bartley fired West Brom ahead in the 77th minute before Florin Andone levelled in the 82nd.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) February 6, 2019
Florin Andone elbowed Sam Field in the face
Should Andone have still been on the pitch when he scored for Brighton eight minutes from time?
The 25-year-old Romanian striker could be in hot water after he threw an elbow against the Baggies.
Battling for a high ball in the first half, Andone clocked Sam Field in the face.
Did Andone know what he was doing? That appeared little doubt of that as the Brighton forward was obviously aware of where Field was standing.
Field was left holding his face after the foul.
Will Andone be punished?
As reported in the Times on Thursday, Andone may yet face punishment for throwing an elbow:
The Romania forward faces possible retrospective action after replays showed an elbow to the face of Sam Field, the West Brom midfielder, after half an hour.
Paul Tierney, the referee, did not spot the offence, Andone went unpunished and netted the late goal that cancelled out Kyle Bartley’s bizarre opener for the hosts five minutes earlier.
The note that ref Tierney missed the incident altogether means that the foul can be reviewed by the FA.
Social media reaction
Chris Hughton was disappointed with the boos and the chants directed to Bong. "What we heard tonight is not nice." Despite the 24 cameras, both managers claimed they didn't see the Andone elbow in the first half…
— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) February 6, 2019
Jason Roberts: "There is no doubt in my mind that Andone’s elbow was a sending off. Brighton are extremely lucky not to be down to ten men."#bhafc
— Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorArgus) February 6, 2019
Paul Tierney has missed Andone's elbow and a clear penalty after Mears' foul on Jahanbakhsh just now. Not a great night for the official.
— Nick Mashiter (@nickmashiter) February 6, 2019
Andone should be off. Blatant elbow. Bizarre to have VAR at the first game, but not the second. This piecemeal introduction of VAR really does no-one any favours in England.
— Dan O'Hagan (@danohagan) February 6, 2019