Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe rues rejected penalty in Man Utd defeat
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 18/04/18 11:50pm
Eddie Howe bemoaned a rejected penalty claim in Bournemouth's 2-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Trailing to Chris Smalling's opener, Luke Shaw tangled with Callum Wilson midway through the second half just as he prepared to convert Josh King's cross.
Referee Graham Scott deemed the challenge legal and Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to secure the United victory.
Howe was left to draw positives from an improved performance despite compounding their 3-0 loss at Liverpool.
"Callum's got goal side and the chance to tap the ball into an empty net," the Cherries boss said. "He's thrown off balance and for me, it's a penalty.
"It was a key moment in the game, with us 1-0 down chasing the game against a top quality team, which isn't easy.
"We had a good spell in the match around that time and on the balance of play, I think we deserved to get back in the game.
"It wasn't given and then they showed their quality on the counter-attack. It's frustrating because there was a lot of good things about our performance today.
"It was much improved from the Liverpool game, but we were unlucky overall."
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