AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was pleased to see that Joshua King recovered from a nasty challenge by Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
Valdes rushed off his line and smashed into King appearing to catch him in the face with his knee.
The referee opted to not award a penalty to the Cherries.
But former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher believed that referee Stuart Attwell should have awarded a penalty and also should have shown a red card to Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
He told Sky Sports…
‘I saw this on Saturday and my immediate reaction was ‘penalty’. I also think it was a red card because I think it’s serious foul play. The goalkeeper cannot possibly play that ball and his knee is up and hits him high up. I think it’s minimum a penalty and a red card.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘I’m not sure (if it was a penalty), it looked a nasty one. The main thing was that Joshua got up and was able to continue.
‘It did look like he could be concussed or that there could be some damage there.
‘I thought Joshua had a couple of really good moments in the game and did well, so I was just pleased to see him back on his feet.’
‘Seems to have gone mostly unreported and under the radar. Nothing on MOTD and little in the national reports I’ve seen. We’d never hear the end of it if that happened to Costa or Zlatan. Cos it’s Bournemouth, nobody registers the ridiculousness of the (lack of) decision – Join the conversation here.
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