Guus Hiddink may have been giving his players the thumbs-up during Wednesday evening’s 2-2 draw with West Brom, but for referee Anthony Taylor, it’s a thumbs down from the Chelsea boss.
According to The Daily Express, Hiddink was unhappy with the referee’s decision to not show West Brom’s Claudio Yacob a second yellow card, suggesting the Baggies’ boss Tony Pulis did Anthony Taylor’s job for him.
The manager [Pulis] made a wise decision when he took over the role of the referee and took off Claudio Yacob. The referee forgot to do it.
Yacob, who had already been booked for pulling Willian down after 25 minutes at Stamford Bridge, fouled Oscar just before half-time, before clashing with Diego Costa in the second-half.
And Albion boss Pulis admitted after the game that the Argentine was lucky to stay on the field before being substituted.
I thought he was lucky on the second one, the one where Anthony has given a free-kick, although there was definitely a coming together, so we were a little bit fortunate then and I just did not want to take the risk.
Craig Gardner’s fine strike from outside the area cancelled Cesar Azpilicueta’s opener out, and Pulis had, even more, reason to celebrate in the 85th minute when James McClean drew the Baggies level after Gareth McAuley put through his own net.