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'Flapping it' - How Leeds United supporters reacted to last-gasp West Brom winner at Preston

West Brom news | Albion landed an almighty blow on promotion rivals Preston North End as Charlie Austin’s penalty at the death sealed all three points

Leeds United were left fuming as West Bromwich Albion leapfrogged them with a controversial late winner against Preston North End.

The win dethroned Leeds from the top spot in the division at put Albion back in pole position to take the league title in May.

But they did not do it without the help of a highly contentious penalty decision right at the death.

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21-year-old Kyle Edwards went down in the area after a challenge from Preston 'keeper Declan Rudd, gifting Charlie Austin the chance to win the game from the spot in stoppage time.

But replays showed that there was minimal contact between Edwards and the goalkeeper forcing Leeds and Preston fans alike to fume at the final result.

West Bromwich Albion's Charlie Austin celebrates.

One supporter, frustrated with players who go down too easily in the area, called for Edwards to be dealt a lengthy ban for his part in Albion's victory.

Here are the how they reacted on social media:

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@IanJohn91612585: He’ll get nothing but a pat on the back ,there’ll be some clause that means he doesn’t face a ban ,if that had been Bamford the committee would have already have dished out a 2 game ban.

@JoshDicko99: Charlie Austin basically stating it wasn't a pen and they says you need luck in this league. Shows how good West Brom are and flapping it Leeds are coming for them.

@glannyscott: West Brom have more penalties than I have hot dinners.

@CorbyLeedsFan: If West Brom are the 2nd best team in this league, I think we're alright.

@Luke_Fella: Let's be fair, it doesn't really matter too much what West Brom do, as long as we make the gap between second and third as big as we can, and just play our game, we'll be fine, they can't rely on Pereira all season.

@BradfordBielsa: Herein lies the problem with retrospective action. West Brom still get 3 points irrespective (after a blatant dive). Leeds still got 0 points from Millwall game (after a blatant dive). Unless it results in a 7/8/9 game ban where is the deterrent for the cheats?

@BaileyDj13: Rather be top but tbh #wba keep winning we keep winning and let the team below us stutter.... and there is only two teams left to go up

@Marshy970: They've had a penalty in the the last 5 mins in 5 matches this season poor refereeing and only top by 2 points! We will long leave you behind after christmas

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