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West Brom boss Tony Pulis charged with misconduct after loss to Leicester

Published 02/11/2015 | 17:21

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis, pictured, was upset with referee Anthony Taylor after Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Leicester
West Brom head coach Tony Pulis, pictured, was upset with referee Anthony Taylor after Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Leicester

Tony Pulis has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association following West Brom's defeat to Leicester.

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The head coach is alleged to "have used language and/or behaviour in or around the tunnel area after the fixture which amounts to improper conduct," an FA statement said.

West Brom lost the match 3-2. Pulis was angry with referee Anthony Taylor after the game and admitted he had confronted the official, before apologising, as he felt Albion should have been awarded two penalties for fouls on Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher.

Pulis has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.

He confirmed he would look to speak to referees' chief Mike Riley following the defeat which left Albion with just one home win in the Barclays Premier League this season.

He said after the game: "We are disappointed with the penalty decisions. Everyone in the crowd would have said Fletcher's was a penalty.

"With Jonny Evans the referee is only two yards away and he gets pulled back. You have to do well to miss it. Why he has not given those two I don't know.

"I will speak to Mike Riley. At this level the referee should be getting those decisions correct. They say for the second goal the lad (Riyad Mahrez) is offside. We have a linesman over the far side who can see it clearly and can see it across the line.

"Decisions which could have helped us didn't go with us."

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