Bournemouth boss believes that his side should have been given a penalty in their draw against Swansea.
regained their place at the top of the table by goal difference but still are being chased closely byNorwich
after a 0-0 draw againstSwansea
. David Brooks had the best opportunity of the game to score the first goal for his team when Freddie Woodman’s poor pass was gifted to him. The Wales star went into the box but the keeper was able to save the one-on-one. Bournemouth had another chance to score when Brooks cut inside the box and went down after a challenge by Joel Latibeaudiere in the 71st minute but the referee continued the game without giving the Cherries a penalty. In a post-match interview,
has spoken about the match and the referee’s vital decision.
“At the time I thought it was a stonewall penalty and I still think the same thing after seeing it back,”
“Even their bench thought the same, they were saying it was a penalty after reviewing it back on the iPad so I’m really frustrated that decision didn’t go for us.
“I’m very frustrated, our performance deserved three points. I felt we were in total control for 90 minutes and dominated the game.
“We created opportunities that we would have taken on another night.
“I’m pleased with the team’s performance but frustrated with not winning the game.
“I’m not sure the pitch had an impact on the game but it’s not in brilliant condition either.
“It’s not what you expect at a club like this but it is what it is and you get on with it.
“We’ve had two good performances on the road against two really tough Championship sides.
“The 4-0 result against Barnsley and a convincing performance here is promising.
“We have to dust ourselves down now and get ready for the weekend.”
Bournemouth will play their derby clash against Huddersfield on Saturday.
“I’m not disappointed, I think it was a tough game and I thought it was a fair result,” said head coach Steve Cooper.
“We would have liked to have had more of the ball than we did, and I think we could have been a bit better with it for sure. We turned the ball over at times too much.
“When we did get into good areas I thought we could have been a bit more productive with it.
“But you have to respect, they have as strong a squad as anybody in the league, they’ve had a day extra of rest, which is critical in the schedule that we’re in.
“In the end, I thought it was a good effort from the boys to get what was a fair result.
“I thought Joel Latibeaudiere was outstanding on debut. He should be really proud of himself, and I’m proud of him too.”