English Premiership

Howe bemoans Cherries lack of discipline

2016-08-22 11:21
Eddie Howe (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe felt his side could have beaten West Ham in their Premier League clash had they finished the game with ten men.

Harry Arter picked up a first yellow card for dissent after 33 minutes and was dismissed for a foul on Cheikhou Kouyate in the 78th minute, leaving the Cherries short in an important 12 minutes.

And it was during that time, on 85 minutes, that Michail Antonio scored the all-important goal to hand Slavan Bilic's side all three points in a 1-0 win.

Speaking after the match, Howe told Sky Sports: "It was a tight game. There was nothing in it, a game of few chances.

"I thought we were much improved in the second half. It was our game for the taking but for one lapse of discipline I think possibly we could have won it.

"The first booking is the disappointing one. The second one you are never going to stop people going in for tackles.

"We've all been told about the new rules for dissent and referees are clamping down on that and we know there will be yellow cards. We have to do better on that."

Howe, though, was please that his side didn't give up the battle, with Josh King almost netting a late equaliser, only to be denied by Adrian, before Simon Francis' goal-bound shot was cleared off the line by Winston Reid.

Howe added: "The pleasing thing is we never gave up despite having only 10 men.

"How we didn't score at the end I will never know. It's disappointing but we have to brush ourselves down quickly.

"It's not difficult to pick ourselves up. We have to do that because we've been here before."

Up next for Bournemouth is a trip to Morecambe in the English League Cup on Wednesday.


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