Howe rues penalty denial, denies fall-out reports

Date published: Saturday 7th November 2015 5:29

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe felt his side should have had a penalty in the defeat to Newcastle and denied a bust-up with Glenn Murray.

The Cherries were beaten 1-0 despite dominating possession and pinning back the visitors, who were grateful to Rob Elliot for a string of fine saves.

Howe’s side failed to score despite attempting 20 shots, and the manager felt they were denied a spot-kick when Josh King went down under a challenge from Fabricio Coloccini in the first half.

“My initial reaction was yes I thought it was a penalty but I haven’t seen it again, and I may be slightly biased on that,” said Howe.

“I had a feeling that he put his arm round his throat and King went down, so I thought it was.”

Howe also rejected accusations of a bust-up with Murray, despite omitting the former Crystal Palace striker from the match squad.

“No not at all, not at all, I’ve not fallen out with anybody,” said Howe when asked if he and Murray were not seeing eye to eye.

“Every player has to prove they deserve to be involved.”

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