Webb says sorry for pen error

Last Updated: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:35
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Referee Howard Webb has reportedly apologised to West Brom assistant Kevin Keen for failing to give Albion a clear penalty at Stoke.

The Baggies should have had a second-half spot-kick for a foul by Charlie Adam on Youssouf Mulumbu in Saturday's 0-0 draw at the Britannia Stadium.

But Webb failed to spot it and Keen, along with boss Steve Clarke, was upset at the decision after the game.

And now the Express and Star says experienced ref Webb apologised to Keen outside the away dressing room after viewing a replay of the controversial incident on TV.

Albion defender Liam Ridgewell admitted he was a long way off the challenge, when Adam stood on Mulumbu's heel in the penalty area, but the fact that the Baggies midfielder's boot came off was enough evidence to confirm it should have been a spot-kick.

He said: "I was far away from the penalty appeal but Youssouf's boot flew off 10 yards from him. It's an interesting one. Someone's boot doesn't just come off."

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