Paul Robinson claimed West Brom striker Charlie Austin was upset over being subbed off in the 1-1 draw with Wigan on Wednesday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Leeds United goalkeeper shared he and his fellow pundits watching the game were baffled by Austin being benched.
The 30-year-old forward rescued a point for the Baggies against Wigan after scoring a goal from an indirect free-kick.
Robinson revealed he was baffled over Austin being withdrawn but also perplexed at how the forward managed to score from an indirect free-kick in the first place.
When asked about Charlie Austin’s goal and performance against Wigan, Robinson told Football Insider: “I didn’t like that goal last night, it was like something off a school playground.
“All the Wigan players on the line, how he got it in, I just have no idea.
“Then the manager substituted him off, 30 seconds later and he wasn’t a happy bunny when he came off.
“I was in the Sky studio and we like him, couldn’t understand what had gone on.
“Wigan are struggling at the moment but they dominated the first-half, so West Brom would have been pleased to get away with a point.”
Austin has scored six goals in the 16 outings he has made for the Baggies across all competitions this season and has also racked up one assist as well.
The veteran attacker arrived at The Hawthorns in the summer after joining West Brom from Premier League strugglers Southampton.
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