Boss Chris Hughton believes Alireza Jahanbakhsh should have been awarded a penalty on his Albion comeback.

The Seagulls' record signing was brought down in the box by Tyrone Mears in the second half of last night's extra-time FA Cup win at West Brom.

Referee Paul Tierney turned down Jahanbakhsh's appeal.

Hughton used the winger in the number ten role, familiar to Jahanbakhsh from his time in Holland, in his first appearance since November after injury and Asian Cup duty for his country.

Hughton told The Argus: "I think it (absence) showed. There were good parts of his game, quite patchy. As regards the penalty appeal, my impression from where I was standing was absolutely yes it was but I haven't seen it again."

The Argus: It was not the only controversy surrounding Tierney. Florin Andone, who went on to score Albion's equaliser in normal time (above), caught Sam Field with an elbow in the first half.

Tierney was well-placed to see the incident but took no action against the Romanian striker.

Hughton, speaking at his post-match press conference, said: "It's the first I know about it. Normally if there are any incidents in the game, generally I know about it.

"I must admit, I haven't seen it and nobody's mentioned it to me."