Brentford manager Thomas Frank was clearly not happy with the officials after their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United.

The defeat came via a Callum Wilson penalty which Thomas Frank should not have been awarded.

Newcastle had had a perfectly good goal chalked off just five minutes before the controversial penalty was awarded, so things did balance out, but Frank was still unhappy.

Newcastle were awarded a penalty that enraged the Brentford boss

In his post-match press conference Frank said he expects an apology from the PGMOL for their error.

Speaking to the media (via The Chronicle on X) Frank said: “It’s so rare that I complain about it because I think ‘ok, it’s human beings, they make mistakes, we all make mistakes’ so that happened.

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“Mark pulled out before. Not a penalty. [Anthony] Gordon cleverly leaves his leg hanging and then it’s not the ref who’s give it, it’s the linesman and he needs to be absolutely bang on 100% sure if you want to decide an even game between two teams that gave each other a fantastic game and fight.

“I’m pretty sure that Howard Webb will come back to us and say sorry, we made a mistake.”

Shay Given and Alan Shearer disagreed on whether it was a penalty

Shay Given was on Sky Sports pundit duty for the game and said it was definitely a penalty as the Brentford ‘keeper Mark Flekken had no reason to be going for the ball and he makes contact with Anthony Gordon.

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Meanwhile former Newcastle skipper Alan Shearer was less than convinced saying that it was ‘never a penalty‘.

Just with those two examples you can see how tight the call was. VAR didn’t overrule the officials’ decision was it was not a clear and obvious error, so Frank is unlikely to get his apology from Howard Webb.

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