Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has questioned Mike Dean's refereeing decisions - including one to award Bournemouth a penalty - during the 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium.
The Magpies took the lead through a fine Salomon Rondon free-kick on the stroke of half-time, before a second-half brace from Josh King - one being a contentious penalty - looked to have secured all three points for the Cherries. Matt Ritchie however netted against his former club at the death to earn a point for the visitors.
Despite the draw, Benitez was unhappy with a number of decisions made by Dean over the course of the game, with his biggest gripe being the award of the penalty, after Federico Fernandez was adjudged to have pulled down Nathan Ake during a corner.
Speaking post-match, as quoted by Sky Sports, he said: "
"I think that we did enough - and especially going 1-0 up - to manage the game and to get three points.
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"You can check the pulling of Rondon and then we can check the other one (Bournemouth's) that you will give 100 penalties.
"In the end the team showed what we were expecting in this kind of game. We tried and we got the point but maybe it could have been even more."
Source : 90min