AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believed the Cherries should have been awarded an early penalty against Leicester City.
The incident followed Joshua King’s low cross to Jermain Defoe who hit the bar following his run to the near post.
The rebound fell to Marc Pugh who had his first time shot blocked by the hand of a Leicester City defender.
The Cherries went on to dominate the game but failed to find a breakthrough.
Howe told afcb.co.uk…
‘I didn’t see it (the handball) at the time, I have sympathy with the referee – it was on the opposite side from me.
‘But looking at Pughie’s reaction, knowing the player as I do it seemed there was something amiss.
‘When you slow it down it’s a clear cut penalty, but that’s not the reason we didn’t win today. We had to take those chances when they came.
‘It’s not doom and gloom for us, a positive day for us.
How he didn’t give the handball from Pugh’s attempt is just unbelievable. The ball was travelling towards the goal, so whether it was deliberate or not, it still diverted the path of the ball.
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