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Neutrals side with Wolves as Bournemouth players slammed

Neutral fans have criticised Bournemouth after the Cherries’ two controversial penalties in the 1-1 draw against Wolves.

Referee Roger East awarded Eddie Howe’s side two spot kicks, first when Josh King fell following the slightest marginal contact from Joao Moutinho, then when Ryan Fraser fell outside of the box. King scored the first one to put Bournemouth ahead but missed the second.

East’s performance also became a major talking point after he turned down a penalty shout from Wolves when defender Chris Mepham clearly handled.
The official also showed Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma only a yellow card for elbowing Moutinho in the face.

But he awarded the visitors a spot-kick when Adam Smith brought down Matt Doherty, with Raul Jimenez equalising from the spot for his 10th Premier League goal of the season.
Viewers of BBC’s Match Of The Day took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the tactics of the home side, under #motd

@PaulioB tweeted: โ€œDodgy penalties for #AFB as ever. Nothing for Wolves after Bees ledge Mepham handles. Tp be honest, Eddie Howe’s got a cheek moaning about the penalty for Wolves after his players’ actions. No wonder they win so many penalties. Can’t stay on their feet.โ€

East also came under fire, with @Tylerkin93 tweeting: โ€œWhat awful refereeing during the Bournemouth v Wolves game. Absolutely shocking. Bournemouth diving left, right and centre.โ€
Regarding the penalty ‘won’ by Fraser, @gazza_mum tweeted: โ€œOutside and a dive #fraser #MOTD.โ€