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Harry - Blatant foul

Posted on 28 December 2008  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp was left in no doubt that Roman Bednar fouled Michael Dawson in scoring West Brom's crucial opener in Sunday's clash at The Hawthorns.

Harry - Blatant foul

Harry Redknapp was left in no doubt that Roman Bednar fouled Michael Dawson in scoring West Brom's crucial opener in Sunday's clash at The Hawthorns.

Down to 10 men following Benoit Assou-Ekotto's sending off in the 35th minute, the game was still very much in the balance when Bednar clearly pushed Michael in the back as he went up for Marek Cech's cross with only seven minutes left.

Bednar planted his header into the corner and our appeals for a foul were waved away. With so little time remaining, it was a hammer blow.

Harry threw on Fraizer Campbell and pushed Daws into attack in an attempt to rescue the game only for the home side to capitalise on the break in the fourth minute of injury time to wrap up the points via Craig Beattie.

"It was a blatant push on Michael Dawson," said an unhappy Harry afterwards. "Why was he suddenly flying through the air when he'd won every aerial ball up to then? He was pushed in the back."

Harry said he could see why Benoit was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Gianni Zuiverloon. "He turned his back away from the attacker so it was possibly a sending off," he added.

"We played with 10 men for a long time and I thought we did okay. We controlled enough of the game and still had lots of the ball.

"We wouldn't have got beaten with 11 men, that's for sure.

"We'll pick ourselves up, brush ourselves down and start all over again on Monday."