Swansea City head coach Carlos Carvalhal revealed after the game that he believed West Brom’s goal should have been disallowed.
The Portuguese told the media in the post-match press conference that he had a quick chat with referee Roger East about the goal, and how he felt that there was a handball in the leadup to the opener.
His side failed to deal with the initial corner, substitute Kyle Bartley lost out at the far post, the ball came back in and Rodriguez found the net.
Fortunately for us, striker Tammy Abraham scored his first League goal in months to give us a share of the points.
I can’t say I remember seeing a handball in the lead-up to the goal, although you couldn’t miss the lacklustre defending, Carlos said:
“It was handball,”
“The home crowd shouted for a penalty because they thought it was my player who handled it, but it was their player.
“It`s very difficult for the referee – he makes mistakes, I make mistakes, the players make mistakes. I just asked about that one decision.”
Abraham’s equaliser also came via a corner, Clucas sent in an excellent in-swinging cross and the Chelsea striker rose highest to head home past Foster.
It may well prove to be a crucial point at the end of the season, but we really should have been getting all three against the bottom side, regardless of them having a new man in charge this week.
Our approach to the game was disappointing and far too negative and our dismal away form continues. Let’s hope for a performance more on a level with those against Arsenal and West Ham when we host Everton next weekend.