Match of The Day pundit Alan Shearer was amazed Albion did not get a second penalty in their 3-2 loss to Manchester United yesterday.

Albion took the lead from the spot in the first half courtesy of Neal Maupay, before a Lewis Dunk own goal a few minutes later meant it was level at 1-1 at half time.

Then in the 47th minute, Albion were awarded a second penalty after Connolly was brought down by United midfielder Paul Pogba in the box.

VAR checked the decision and recommended referee Chris Kavanagh looked at the monitor to check his decision.

After several looks at the monitor Kavanagh overturned his decision stating Connolly initiated the contact.

However, on Match of The Day, last night former Newcastle and England striker Shearer was shocked the penalty decision was overturned.

He said: “Connolly did everything right there.

“You are taught that as a forward get across the defender and make him foul you.

“That is exactly what he did and when the referee gave the penalty, I was amazed he thought it was a clear and obvious error by looking at the monitor to go against his original decision.”

Former Manchester City and England defender Micah Richards agreed with Shearer.

He said: “I am sick of death of talking about VAR if I’m being totally honest.

“Connolly was brilliant today, Alan mentioned him running in behind, he gave United all sort of problems.

“Just Pogba’s left leg on his (Connolly’s) right leg, there is a tug of the shirt by Connolly there, but for me, that was a penalty.”