Bournemouth boss claims penalty could and should have changed game against Newcastle United
Eddie Howe left St James Park with no points after Newcastle made it consecutive victories for the home side and consecutive defeats for the visitors.
However, the Bournemouth boss believes that his team were denied a clear penalty.
Salomon Rondon scored his first on seven minutes to set his side up for the win but Howe thinks his team should have have had the chance to get straight back into it.
He thought midfielder David Brooks should have had a penalty when Federico Fernandez made a challenge in the Newcastle box, only moments after the game had restarted after that opening goal.
A cross came in from Ryan Fraser and when the ball dropped, Fernandez went to clear and Brooks fell to the ground.
The incident happened right in front of referee Lee Probert who waved play on.
I can recall the incident now Eddie Howe has brought it up and to be fair, time did stop still for a second as you feared the opposition getting an instant opportunity to ruin the early good work and goal. Although I don’t think that incident has been replayed on any of the TV highlights I have seen.
Eddie Howe thinks it was a ‘good call’ and talks of ‘fine margins’ in the match.
Newcastle have of course been on the receiving end of a fair few dubious decisions this season, so maybe a little bit of luck is at last running our way.
Eddie Howe speaking to the Daily Echo:
“I felt that was a penalty.
“Brooks just nicked the ball first and went over the boy’s leg.
“I felt it was a good call for a pen.
“It was fine margins and we will look at those incidents, of course.
“But I think we have to look at ourselves.
“We have set such high standards as a group, we expect to hit those levels again and again.”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1
Newcastle : Rondon 7, 40
Bournemouth: Lerma 45+6
Possession was Bournemouth 61% Newcastle 39%
Total shots were Bournemouth 14 Newcastle 18
Shots on target were Bournemouth 4 Newcastle 6
Corners were Bournemouth 10 Newcastle 7
Referee: Lee Probert
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie (Hayden 74), Diame (Atsu 80), Ki , Kenedy (Clark 78), Rondon, Perez
Darlow, Joselu, Manquillo, Longstaff
Crowd: 49,266 (Bournemouth approx 600)
(Alan Shearer Match of The Day comments HERE)
(Salomon Rondon rates it ‘The Perfect Saturday’ – Read HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to beating Bournemouth HERE)
(Paul Merson covered Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1 for Sky Sports – Had plenty to say afterwards HERE)
(Match ratings of all NUFC players HERE)
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