Mbaye Diagne scoring a goal that was disallowed for offside
Replays suggested Mbaye Diagne (left) may have been onside when he scored, with team-mate Kyle Bartley (right) in an offside position

The video assistant referee could not reverse an offside decision which cost West Brom a goal against Southampton because officials could not find a definitive camera angle.

Mbaye Diagne thought he had scored when he flicked Darnell Furlong’s shot into the net – but it was flagged offside.

Replays suggested it was Kyle Bartley who was offside, rather than Diagne.

However, the VAR could not determine whether Diagne was offside, so the on-field decision remained.

The incident happened with the game evenly poised at 0-0 but the Baggies made sure the early misfortune did not damage their survival bid as they ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

The result – thanks to goals from Matheus Pereira, Matt Phillips and Callum Robinson – means Sam Allardyce’s side have recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time this season and are now eight points from safety with seven games remaining.

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