West Bromwich Albion claimed a first win in eight league matches but only after Brighton & Hove Albion had missed two penalties and had a goal overturned in bizarre circumstances.
The Baggies took an 11th-minute lead at The Hawthorns through Kyle Bartley, who headed in Conor Gallagher’s corner for his third goal of the season.
Brighton won their first penalty after Okay Yokuslu’s handball had been awarded on the advice of the VAR, but Pascal Gross’ spot-kick hit the bar.
Lewis Dunk thought he had drawn Brighton level before half-time, but his free-kick into the net was overturned by referee Lee Mason after consulting the VAR because he had blown his whistle a second time for it being taken too quickly just before the ball went in.
Aaron Connolly and Joel Veltman both spurned great chances for Brighton before Gross was fouled inside the penalty area by Gallagher, only for substitute Danny Welbeck to hit a post from the spot.
West Brom stay 19th on 17 points, eight points from safety and nine behind Brighton, who are 16th after a fourth match without victory.