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Howe: Referee decisions were baffling

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was pleased to get three points against Scunthorpe despite some 'baffling' decisions by referee Scott Duncan.

In a frantic three minute spell around the half hour mark, Lewis Grabban slotted the ball home from a tight angle following a Brett Pitman header, before Tommy Elphick was adjudged to have handled inside the penalty area.

David James saved the resulting penalty and within moments the Cherries doubled their lead when Wes Fogden closed down a Scunthorpe clearance following a Marc Pugh shot, which looped over everyone and into the goal.

Referee Duncan again took centre stage with 20 minutes to go when he pointed to the spot for a second time after awarding a second dubious penalty for handball on Shaun MacDonald.

This time James was unable to save from Karl Hawley, but the Cherries held on for the three points.

The result extends the Cherries unbeaten run to twelve games in competitions, with the gap to the play-off places now just four points and eight points from the top of the league.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

'...We got the two-goal lead, which we would love to have made three and killed the game, but we didn`t. I thought we were seeing out the game in a comfortable manner and there were a couple of decisions I found baffling.

"I thought the first one hit Tommy`s chest and was nowhere near his arm. I felt it was really unjust, especially when we had just scored. It could have had a huge bearing on the game but, thankfully, our goalkeeper made a great save.

"I couldn`t see the second one but I do know Macca`s arms were by his side. There were no appeals from anybody, which is always a good indicator, even from their fans on that side of the pitch. It was great to get three points having had two penalties given against us that weren`t."


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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 9 2012

Time: 5:49PM

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