Football: Swansea were denied a share of the spoils when Roland Lamah saw a late effort chalked off for offside and West Bromwich Albion went on to win 2-1 at The Hawthorns yesterday.
Ex-Baggies striker Luke Moore opened the scoring for the Swans midway through the first half before Romelu Lukaku levelled with his 13th goal of the season.
The on-loan Chelsea striker missed a penalty but his blushes were spared thanks to a Jonathan de Guzman own goal which means the home side leapfrog their Welsh visitors into seventh place.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup was left fuming by the linesman's decision to disallow Belgian midfielder Lamah's goal with three minutes remaining.
Replays showed that the ball came off both Gareth McAuley and Ben Foster before Lamah slotted home.
"How on earth can you disallow a goal when the ball comes from an opponent?" said Laudrup. "It's like giving an offside after a throw-in. Everybody knows you cannot be offside after the throw-in.
"Everybody knows you can never be offside if the ball comes from an opponent. And in this case it doesn't come in from one opponent, it comes in from two. The defender to the goalkeeper, back to Roland.
"So how on earth can you disallow that goal? Either you don't know the rules or you haven't seen it.
"I hope it's not the first," Laudrup said.
For West Brom it is now 43 points from 29 games - their highest tally at this stage of a top-flight season since 1978-79.
Manager Steve Clarke admitted: "We got a lucky break. It should have been given, it was a goal.
"I think it came off Ben Foster last, so that's fortuitous. But sometimes when you put in the effort and the energy and the quality that we put into that game, I think we probably earned that little break."