Dominic Solanke scored with the last kick of the game to help Bournemouth produce one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Aleksander Mitrovic put the visitors ahead in the 41st minute before Solanke scored a penalty in the eighth minute of stoppage time. The result meant that Fulham was made to wait for another game to seal the Championship.
Bournemouth’s Scott Parker: “They scored a goal which looks a little bit dubious. It doesn’t look like the whole ball has crossed the line so I think that’s a little bit harsh. Maybe technology was faulty or the camera was not lined up properly, I don’t know. It was a well-deserved point for sure. It was a match between two very good sides. In the second half, I felt we took them to certain depths and really nullified their opportunities. In the end, I thought physical prowess and endeavor got us the penalty. I didn’t see why Marco got sent off. It was edgy at times, it was a bit nitty-gritty and I don’t think anyone would have wanted it any different. There wasn’t a cooler man in the stadium than Dominic Solanke.”
Fulham’s Marco Silva: “The decision to award the penalty was a mistake from the referee. That made a big impact on the game. We wanted to come here to be the champion and to get the three points. We did not deserve that mistake. For me, it was tough to get sent off at that moment. It was not the best game to watch and both teams did not perform at their best. We had a different week. We got the promotion on Tuesday and as you would expect, we celebrated for a couple of days.”
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