MATCH of the Day pundit Danny Murphy felt Hal Robson Kanu was unfortunate to be set off in West Brom's 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.

The Albion man came off the bench to score the only goal of the game on 71 minutes before he was sent off 12 minutes later for catching Matt Lowton with his elbow.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche felt the decision of referee Martin Atkinson to dismiss the Wales international was the right one.

But speaking on Saturday night's programme, former Liverpool midfielder Murphy felt Robson-Kanu had been hard done by.

Murphy said: "I think he is unlucky, I disagree with Sean Dyche he doesn't actually take the arm away to hit him with it, he's just leading with it.

"I don't think it is a red card, I think he has been too hasty with it.

"Referees get obsessed with it early in the season."

Robson-Kanu had earlier broken the deadlock with a fine run and finish and Murphy added: "It was a terrific goal. He is a strong lad and would you believe it was the first shot in target in the whole game, 71 minutes, so it wasn't a classic.

"He showed good strength and on his weaker foot it was a super finish."

On Burnley's display, which followed the opening weekend win over champions Chelsea, Murphy added: "They are never free flowing and they were not at their best and that is all credit to West Brom."