Date: 12th January 2015 at 8:16am
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes that referee Chris Foy got the big decision of the match against Norwich City wrong.

The Cherries manager was also unconvinced that the red card shown to Jonny Howson for a tackle on Yann Kermorgant was worthy of a straight red card.

Foy and linesman Mick McDonough first came under the spot light when they allowed Norwich’s equaliser to stand despite Michael Turner’s handball setting up Gary Hooper.

Then just past the hour mark Howson jumped in on Kermorgant and without hesitation Foy sent him off.

With the exception of the two main talking points however Howe thought that Foy overall managed the game well.

Howe told the Daily Echo

“I didn’t think it was a great tackle but whether it was a red card or not, was a tough one. I didn’t think it was particularly dangerous but that was only my view at the time and I haven’t seen it again. But I have to say, I thought the referee managed the game quite well.

“The key decision was the handball for their first goal which I thought was wrong. I thought it was a clear handball and it turned out to be a key moment in the game.

“It was a difficult one to see but if you looked at the celebrations of the Norwich players, they were muted and they knew it was handball and that the goal should not have stood. It is difficult for referees to go off player reactions but, sometimes, they can tell you a lot so it clearly should not have stood and it was a frustrating one for us to concede.”


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