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Bournemouth Boss Eddie Howe Bemoans Decision Not to Award ‘Stonewall’ Penalty in Southampton Draw

​Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe has criticised referee John Moss’ choice to not award what he referred to as a “stonewall” penalty in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Adam Smith was booked with the sport nonetheless goalless having been adjudged to have dived within the field beneath Sofiane Boufal’s problem.

And Howe, talking after the sport, was offended on the choice which got here minutes earlier than Ryan Fraser opened the scoring.

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“It was a transparent penalty. I felt it on the time,” Howe instructed ​BBC Sport. “I couldn’t imagine what the referee did and to see it once more makes you’re feeling even worse, it is some of the stonewall penalties you will note all season.

“We additionally lose (Smith) to suspension, so it is an enormous blow. All he (the ref) can do is take a look at it and study from it. I am unable to ask for greater than that. Everybody desires to see diving taken out of the sport however possibly he was in search of it the place it hadn’t occurred.”

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Southampton went on to degree the scores within the second-half by way of Charlie Austin, though Howe was complimentary of his facet’s efficiency.

“It was a lot better from us at present,” he added. “Right now we have been good, Southampton have been good too, there was no thought of settling for some extent from both facet. However we have been dissatisfied, having taken the lead, to not maintain on.”

A draw left Bournemouth in 14th place within the Premier League standings, 5 factors above the relegation zone.

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