Angry Michael Laudrup lays into officials after Swansea City lose at West Brom
By Gareth Vincent
MICHAEL Laudrup hit out at the officials after Swansea City saw a late equaliser wrongly ruled out at West Bromwich Albion.
Swansea thought they had salvaged a point when Roland Lamah tapped in what would have been his first goal in English football three minutes from time.
But although the Lamah strike came as a result of touches from Albion centre-back Gareth McAuley and keeper Ben Foster, the effort was ruled out for offside.
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That meant Swansea were left licking their wounds after Steve Clarke's team had come back from falling behind to a goal from Hawthorns old boy Luke Moore.
Moore's second goal in a week, a header from Jonathan de Guzman's 33rd-minute corner, was cancelled out within seven minutes thanks to Romelu Lukaku's crisp near-post finish.
Swansea keeper Michel Vorm then saved a Lukaku penalty, but the Baggies took the lead when McAuley's header was nodded off the line by Angel Rangel and then went in off Jonathan de Guzman.
"What happened with the disallowed goal is against the rules," said a furious Laudrup.
"How on earth can you disallow for offside when the ball comes from an opponent?
"It's like giving offside from a throw-in – and everybody knows you cannot be offside from a throw-in.
"It's frustrating, really frustrating, because a draw would have been the right result."