Don Goodman questions whether West Brom striker Dwight Gayle will be banned ahead of Aston Villa fixture

Don Goodman looks on during the Cyrille Regis Memorial Service at The Hawthorns at The Hawthorns on January 30, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

West Brom picked up a point against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night ahead of their trip to Aston Villa at the weekend.

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion reacts  during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and  Nottingham Forest at The Hawthorns on February 12, 2019 in West...

Don Goodman has questioned whether West Brom striker Dwight Gayle will be banned after he 'deceived' referee Lee Mason during his side's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.

The Newcastle United loanee seemingly went to ground very easily in the final few minutes of the match against Forest, with Jay Rodriquez scoring the spot-kick. 

Albion take on Midland rivals Aston Villa away from home at the weekend and it remains to be seen if he is punished for his actions ahead of that crucial trip.

 

Former Wolves striker Goodman was in no doubt that Gayle went to ground with hardly any contact as he questioned what the 'ramifications' will be for Gayle. 

"Yes [Gayle has won the penalty]," Goodman told Sky Sports Football on 12/02/2019 at 10:05 pm. "I don't think there is any doubt about it that he has probably deceived the referee.

"I don't know what the ramifications are for Gayle and Albion, whether he will get a ban. He may argue that there is a tiny bit of contact, but it is so minimal you can barely see it. He's looking for it. And then there is the fall.

"Lee Mason [the referee] has brought it and West Brom have a point they really don't deserve, to be honest."

WBA player Dwight Gayle is fouled for a penalty in the last minutes of the game during the Sky Bet Championship EPL match between West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest at The...

In the game itself, Stefan Johansen own goal opened the scoring in the first half before Ryan Yates finish off the post cancelled out Jacob Murphy's equaliser. 

Then the controversial moment of the game arrived as the home side rescued a crucial point as they will be looking to build on that this Saturday.

Villa will travel to Brentford on Wednesday following their dramatic 3-3 draw against Sheffield United last Friday and they will be hoping to keep their playoff hopes alive with back-to-back wins in the next few days.

The last time the Midlands duo met, Rodriquez, scored a stoppage-time equaliser with replays showing that the ball came off his hand - Anwar El Ghazi scored a brace on that day for Villa. 

Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa celebrates with his team after scoring their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa at The Hawthorns...

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