Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neill was left unhappy with the decision after his side’s Jefferson Lerma was punched in the face by Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen. Until the nose is broken but did not receive any punishment
Jefferson Lerma suffered a broken nose after being punched in the face by Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen and Bournemouth boss Gary O’Neill. PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) head of thehas confirmed he will seek answers on the situationwith the Cherries midfielder falling. Go ready to put your hands on your face in the 30th minute of last night’s match at Selhurst Park. Which ended in a 2-0 victory for the UFABET home side.
However, what became the talking point of the match was the incident between Lerma and Andersen. Palace’s defense The two players collided in the penalty area. With the Danish defender seemingly thrusting a fist into the Bournemouth midfielder’s face. Lerma fell onto the pitch with his hands on his face. However, despite a lengthy review by VAR. Referee Michael Salisbury signaled play to continue without Andersen receiving a yellow card. again
After the game, Bournemouth boss O’Neill was confused by the decision and told BBC Sport : “Andersen punched Lerma in the face. Jefferson broke his nose. I’m not sure what we have to do to get a penalty ′′ It’s difficult on the field to see that. But I don’t know how VAR is going to make it a complete review. He [Lerma] is in pain, his nose is broken. But there’s something else I need to discuss. The penalty could have made the difference. But Palace did much better.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said: “I don’t know what happened or how the player fell onto the pitch. But I have to trust the referee who sees no reason to give a free-kick. “That’s backed by VAR so it’s good enough for me.” VAR is a hot topic of debate in the Premier League and on Monday Night Football . Here, Howard Webb discusses some of the most bizarre decisions made this season.
Likewise, O’Neill revealed he will speak to PGMOL Chief Referee Officer Howard Webb about the incident today (Sunday May 14, 2023). Matt also held Crystal Palace but were soon trailed by Eberechi Eze’s shot and the England forward netted his second of the game in the second half. Causing the home team to win 2-0