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Steve Cook hits out at Troy Deeney

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Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has hit out at Watford’s Troy Deeney following his comments about Dan Gosling’s tackle on Tom Cleverley.

Gosling was shown a yellow card for a robust second-half challenge on Cleverley which saw him win the ball but then wipe out the midfielder.

Deeney made a series of comments during the post-match interviews after the  3-3 draw between Watford and Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, including questioning the decisions of referee David Coote.

But Cook felt the Watford captain had got it wrong regarding Gosling, who was making his first appearance since injuring his knee in November.

The Cherries center-half also insists Abdoulaye Doucoure’s ugly first-half tackle on Ryan Fraser had been a significantly worse offence than that of Gosling.

He said, according to Bournemouth Echo:

“That’s strange coming from Troy because as a physical striker, I don’t think anyone tries to do anyone.”

“If we’re doing people, Doucoure’s done Goso.”

“That’s a poor comment from him. It’s strange because he’s a good guy. He was desperate for him to be sent off, actually, but that would have been an awful decision.”

“Doucoure’s tackle was twice as bad as Goso’s.”

“I think (Doucoure) was probably not 100 percent in control. I haven’t seen it back slowly but on another day he could have seen red.”