Aaron Connolly had no doubts Albion deserved their controversial match-swinging penalty against Everton.

Everton appeared to be heading to victory at the Amex until defender Michael Keane trod on the 19-year-old striker’s foot as they both went for a high ball into the box.

Originally referee Andrew Madley did not point to the spot but after a surprise – and lengthy – VAR review, Albion were given the spot-kick and Neal Maupay levelled.

Teenager Connolly had no doubts it was the right call.

Connolly revealed: “I just said to him (Madley) ‘that is a penalty’. I have seen the VAR, he came down on my foot and I felt the contact.

“Contact in the box is a penalty, whether he has meant to do it or not.”

He added: “I think it is a penalty, VAR obviously thought that as well, so we have got the penalty.

“If he doesn’t come down on me I get on to the ball at least, so he has taken that chance and it is a penalty.”

Connolly was involved in Albion’s opening goal too, winning the free-kick rifled home by Pascal Gross.

He said: “Just to contribute to the first two goals was good personally but I’m pleased the boys Neal (Maupay) and Pascal (Gross) finished them off. It is a big win.

“You can see what it meant to the gaffer with his celebrations after the game.

“It meant a lot to everyone here so it is a big three points and another big home game next week.”