AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told Sky Sports…
“We feel hugely disappointed to lose the game, I thought we were the better team in the second half, it was a much improved performance. The first half was very scrappy and we didn’t control the game in the way that we wanted but we felt that we should have won the game with the amount of ball and pressure we had in the second half. We didn’t create many chances, but to lose the game is a devastating blow.
“It wasn’t a great game of football, it wasn’t one for the purists. There was a lot of free kicks given away by both teams which frustrated me greatly because you know every free-kick for Burnley is going to come into your box and we put ourselves under unnecessary pressure. But we didn’t create enough in the box. In the second half, we had a lot of the ball and a lot of set plays going in but we didn’t get our head on much.”
Speaking to the Daily Echo he added…
“…We weren’t fluid, too many negative passes, not enough risks taken with the ball.
“We didn’t create anywhere near enough being the home team…”
"It was the worst game of football"
Joshua King says today's game at The Vitality was "shambolic" but praised Burnley for how hard they made it to break them down.
— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) December 21, 2019
5 – There were just five shots in today's match between Bournemouth and Burnley, the fewest recorded in a Premier League game since detailed shot collection began in 2003-04. Stratagem. pic.twitter.com/bb1lT4pNcm
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 21, 2019
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Poor refereeing. Poor poor refereeing. Martin Atkinson really needs to take a look at himself and ask himself the question ‘ was that acceptable?’
How the first card didn’t come out until the 43rd minute was inexcusable. But…that aside we know how Burnley plays and should’ve dealt with it better. Sometimes you have to lower yourself to their standards, get in the ref’s ear, bring out the gamesmanship.
For all our good play we didn’t have a shot on target that I can remember, they marshalled and managed our threat very professionally. It’s not nice that we lose to that style of football but thank the football god’s that we don’t have to watch that every week.
Is it me but whilst I’ve never particularly liked Burnley, I don’t recall them being that bad tactically before. Was like Tony Pulis’ Stoke, time-wasting almost immediately, continually fouling, which as stated they got away with for almost the whole of the first half, feigning injuries… Whilst they’ve always been difficult to play against, I don’t remember them being so bad before. Feel free to correct me. – Join the conversation, click here.