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Eddie Howe pleased with attacking poise, but feels Wilson was too honest

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A.F.C Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe felt as though his striker Callum Wilson was too honest against Manchester City and may have won a penalty, had he gone down.

After watching his Bournemouth side give a good-account of themselves in a 3-1 loss to current-champions Manchester City. Eddie Howe has told TalkSport of his pleasure over both Bournemouth’s offensive performance, as well as the honesty of his striker…

“I think the defender has been very cute and very clever, I think he has tugged Callum, but Callum is so honest, he stayed up and tried to finish.”

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth controls the ball during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at Vitality Stadium on August 25, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“I think if he had gone down, with the review of VAR, I think it would have been a stonewall penalty.

Howe’s comments came after Callum Wilson broke free from the Manchester side’s defence in the second half.


Despite what seemed to be a slight pull-back from the Manchester City defender, Callum Wilson managed to stay up and fire his shot straight at the keeper.

Howe added; “So, that’s a really tough one, it hasn’t gone our way, but we created those moments.”

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Eddie Howe, Manager of AFC Bournemouth looks on during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth at Villa Park on August 17, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

“It wasn’t just Callum’s chance. it was Adam Smith’s one in the first half. There were Dominic’s (Solanke) at the end. So, that’s the pleasing thing from today.”

“Moments were there for us.”


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