Long praises young ref's debut

West Brom striker Shane Long praised 27-year old referee Robert Madley after he sent off three players in the match between the Baggies and Southampton.

The Yorkshireman sent off Danny Fox for a two-footed lunge after earlier showing red cards to Gaston Ramirez and Marc-Antoine Fortune.

I got an elbow to the face. I don't know if it was deliberate or not but he caught me straight on the chin.

I think the ref got a good view of it and I was on the ground so I didn't get a view of the second one.

The third one was a two-footed challenge so I think we can say it was a good day's work for the ref.

– West Brom striker Shane Long.

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