EFL deliver blow to Alioski after decision made from clash v West Brom
Ezgjan Alioski’s goal against West Brom has been wiped and awarded as own goal for former Leeds man Kyle Bartley.
It was the only goal of the game and it contributed to making Alioski the club’s second-highest scorer in the Championship this season with three goals.
He now shares that honour with Pablo Hernandez on two goals.
The decision was taken by the EFL’s Dubious Goals Committee and won’t be a surprise for anyone who’s seen the goal.
In real-time it looked like Alioski had powered the ball past Sam Johnstone in the West Brom goal.
However, replays clearly show that Alioski’s effort was going wide and that it needed the deflection from Bartley to send the ball past his stricken keeper.
It’s not easy to see it clearly in the clip below, with the commentator thinking that Patrick Bamford had got the last touch in an offside position.
The win over West Brom put Leeds top before defeat against Millwall at the weekend saw them drop to fifth.
Ezgjan Alioski will get the bad news while on international duty with North Macedonia, who are set to play Slovenia in a Euro 2020 qualifier tonight.
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