Albion matchwinner Anthony Knockaert was NOT fortunate to escape an instant red card at Crystal Palace.

The only error Craig Pawson made at Selhurst Park was not booking Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic as well.

That is the verdict of former ref Dermot Gallagher on the 50-50 tackle between the pair just 28 seconds into the Seagulls' 2-1 victory.

Gallagher told Sky Sports: "I think the referee has got it almost right. I think both players are culpable and I do not think it is a red card because both players go two footed.

"Milivojevic, for me, is equally culpable, he has gone with his boots as well and a split second the other way, it could have been a boot in the other person.

"So I think both players should have got yellow cards there and it has to be quite a serious foul for a red card, so the referee was quite right not to send him (Knockaert) off."

A ninth booking of the season for Milivojevic, who equalised from the penalty spot for Palace before Knockaert's spectacular winner, would have put him on the brink of a two-match ban.