Referee Mike dean never seems to have a good game when he referees a Newcastle game.
And he was true to form this afternoon when he made some strange decisions, the worst of which was a penalty for a foul by Fernandez on Ake – but you see this at almost every corner that’s taken.
Why he decided to give a penalty, we have no idea, but that was the crucial decision in the game because Bournemouth were right back in it.
It took a brilliant equalizer four minutes into stoppage time for Newcastle to equalized and get the point they deserved this afternoon.
Paul Dummett – amazing goal-line clearance from the full-back
This is some of What Rafa said, and he’s not impressed with the referee:
“We are not happy with a lot of things. If you analyze situations in the first half, DeAndre was fouled in the box.”
“The penalty against us. You’re talking about things there where we have different opinions (from the referee ).”
“Some decisions you need to have VAR and you have to make sure you get the decisions right.”
“There were too many decisions that didn’t go our way today. To be sure for the future and we can improve that.”
“I will have to check but if you give a penalty like that, then you have to give 100 in every game.”
“The performance of the team was very good and then everything changed in the first minute of the second half and we would like to have these situations fairer in the future.”
“It changes everything in the second half, we were winning one nil and you can take risks and we were not very happy after that goal.”
“But it is not the first time we have had difficult situations and the reaction has been very positive.”
“Bournemouth are a good team and they attack quite well and we did what we had to do to create chances.”
“Defenders did well against a good offensive team and it was not easy for them but they did well.”
“It’s a great goal from Ritchie and we were pushing until the end.”
“That is football.”
There were some excellent performances from the Newcastle players with Ritchie, Rondon, and Dummett all outstanding.
Dummett was captain for the day, and he made an excellent clearance off the line (shown above) that saved Newcastle – you can understand why he’s so trusted by the manager.
At the end of the day, it was a good point for Newcastle.