Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe says his Cherries aspect have been “very harshly handled” after shedding to Burnley in a game that had a pivotal video assistant referee resolution at its centre.
With the dwelling aspect ahead by design of Matej Vydra’s 2nd purpose in two games, Bournemouth broke the length of the field for Callum Wilson to dwelling up namesake Harry for what they belief modified into as soon as an equaliser.
Nonetheless VAR judged that Adam Smith had inclined his better arm to govern and possible a Burnley execrable in his beget field comely on the start up of the switch – that means the aim modified into as soon as disallowed and the dwelling aspect have been awarded a penalty on the quite a lot of stop.
Jay Rodriguez scored the resulting inform-kick to supply the Clarets a two-purpose lead, outdated to Dwight McNeil found the rep from distance to seal victory slack on.
“I have not viewed that but in the Premier League,” Howe acknowledged. “Psychologically, we belief it modified into as soon as 1-1 however then we have been 2-0 down moments later.
“I create not deem we dealt with the feelings of that very effectively. The gamers are human beings and I in actuality have to designate how they felt in that 2nd. I deem we have been psychologically spent.”
The Cherries had additional causes for grievance, not least of all an earlier purpose dominated out by VAR.
With the game at 0-0, Joshua King struck from a nook however saw the aim disallowed after a video compare thanks to a handball by Philip Billing.
“For me, it be a undeniable purpose,” acknowledged Howe. “I deem it be arrive off Phil’s shoulder, and with out that I create not deem VAR earn pondering about [Wilson’s] purpose.
“I’ve continually been certain on VAR. I enjoy the offside decisions as it be shadowy and white, comely and imperfect. Nonetheless I’ve continually maintained the referee will have to aloof originate the closing resolution on the pitch.”
The defeat is one other costly one for Howe’s aspect, who remain 16th in the table, two points above the underside three however having left the door open for the 2 groups below to overtake them.
“There is a grand job ahead,” added the Cherries supervisor. “We create our beget future – not VAR, the referees or the studio. There have been things we’re going to also have accomplished better this day, however my support is with the group. I belief we have been very harshly handled.”
Burnley are now as a lot as eighth – a situation that can perchance presumably also lead to a Europa League inform will have to aloof Manchester Metropolis’s ban from Champions League soccer be upheld.
Clarets proceed upward trajectory
Burnley’s most modern turnaround in make has been comely.
Six weeks ago, they have been effectively beaten at Chelsea, conceding three unanswered desires and shedding to their lowest level of the campaign by the exhaust of make and league situation.
Nonetheless as Dyche and his aspect have in most cases shown, they’re most harmful with their backs to the wall and a few extent to prove.
A haul of 13 points from the previous on hand 15 has no doubt accomplished the trick and now, as an different of caring concerning the probability of trips to Reading and Hull next season, they’re dreaming again of visits to Istanbul and Athens.
Putting aside VAR for now, it modified into as soon as in many ways a conventional Clarets level to – corpulent of working, crammed with commitment, however with that little bit of decisive class when it mattered.
This class modified into as soon as supplied by Vydra, who followed up his scoring appearance off the bench at Southampton with an shapely all-spherical level to.
His movement ended in the away aspect no stop of anguish as he continuously found field for himself to race into or have an effort at purpose.
Three of these efforts failed to procure the rep – two of them saved by Aaron Ramsdale, the quite a lot of he put previous the a ways post on the journey.
Nonetheless the enact he did pull off modified into as soon as perfect – a dinked shot over the Cherries keeper after he had supplied the backtracking defenders with an professional dummy to sever interior in the field.
It’s just a few comeback for a player who modified into as soon as one among the head flight’s forgotten men. A couple of weeks ago, the Burnley fans weren’t batting an eyelid when his supervisor modified into as soon as unable to procure a inform for him on the bench. Right here they stood, applauded and chanted his name.
The result modified into as soon as already a formality when McNeil struck his phenomenal effort from the fringe of the field previous Ramsdale.
VAR kicks Bournemouth after they’re down
It never rains, it handiest pours.
That have to be how Bournemouth actually feel comely now – such will also additionally be the actual fact of existence on the underside of the Premier League.
The better aspect for tidy chunks of this game, despite the absence of Nathan Ake and Jefferson Lerma, and having twice put the ball previous Slice Pope, they by hook or by crook left Turf Moor with nothing.
They’ll need been 2-0 up contained in the first 5 minutes however for a phenomenal closing-ditch sliding tackle from Phil Bardsley on King and a natty establish by the boot of Pope to parry Callum Wilson’s effort.
The dwelling goalkeeper would also push away a Jack Stacey volley on the support post and a Harry Wilson header – efforts the away aspect have to have scored.
Nonetheless this could perchance presumably be the 2 VAR decisions that can overshadow all else after they arrive to deem, not thanks to the legitimacy of the 2 handballs or the accuracy of the technology in the resolution-making, however the anguish it represents.
Every of the desires they scored – albeit varied in nature – have been dominated out for the a same cause, however the 2nd modified into as soon as a ways extra costly than the first and came with an added sting in the tail.
Smith’s contact with the ball provoked cries of ‘handball’ from the dwelling supporters, who have been then radiant when the company charged the length of the field to rating.
The away fans’ pleasure and the dwelling support’s enrage have been reversed as VAR stepped in, leaving the Cherries to bemoan not handiest their luck however also, when the dust settled, their beget profligacy.
They’ll suppose against the selections made by the technology in the occasion that they need, however they’d enough probabilities to take dangle of the destiny of the game into their beget fingers.
Man of the match – Matej Vydra (Burnley)
Cherries’ away-day blues proceed – the stats
- Bournemouth have lost eight of their previous nine away games in the Premier League, failing to rating in four of their previous 5.
- Burnley have won four consecutive Premier League games against an opponent for handiest the 2nd time, also doing so against Hull Metropolis between 2009 and 2015.
- Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe – a gentle Burnley boss – has lost six of his 10 matches against the Clarets as a supervisor (W2 D2 L6), including the previous four.
- Burnley have won 37 points from 27 games this season – their most practical points tally at this stage of a Premier League campaign.
- Jay Rodriguez has scored 5 league desires against Bournemouth – handiest against Nottingham Wooded field (six) has the Burnley ahead netted extra in his English league profession.
- Burnley’s Dwight McNeil (20 years, 92 days) is the youngest player to reach 10 Premier League assists since Raheem Sterling (19 years, 335 days) in November 2014. For certain, McNeil has both scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the first time in his profession.
- Burnley’s Matej Vydra has scored in consecutive league games for the first time since February 2018, with Derby in the Championship.
‘Optimistically it doesn’t happen to us again’ – what they acknowledged
Burnley supervisor Sean Dyche, talking to Match of the Day: “It modified into as soon as a uncommon roughly game. You saw the momentum replace with us in the 2nd half of because the wind modified into as soon as that highly efficient. I do know you’re going to rely on me about some attention-grabbing moments, however I felt we had factual place an eye on after that.
“I could well presumably not gaze [the Billing handball] from the set I modified into as soon as. The gamers reacted, which is never continually a signal however it’s miles going to also additionally be. It be a demanding call. When it ends in a purpose and it be an arm, it have to be given.”
On Bournemouth’s 2nd disallowed purpose: “It be a penalty for me. His arm comes out into an unnatural situation. That one I deem modified into as soon as comely.”
Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe, talking to Match of the Day: “I’ve viewed hundreds of handballs this twelve months and extremely infrequently has one been given in your beget field. They’ve been very careful by the exhaust of decisions.
“At half of-time we have been OK. We have been in a factual predicament. We would accomplished effectively and we have been having a look for ahead to the 2nd half of.
“It be a brand new one for us. Optimistically it doesn’t happen to us again.”
Burnley scuttle to St James’ Park to face Newcastle on Saturday, 29 February (kick-off 15: 00 GMT), while Bournemouth welcome fourth-placed Chelsea to the Vitality Stadium on the same time.