Troy Deeney: FA asks Watford captain to explain comments after Bournemouth draw

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Troy Deeney’s referee comments elevate eyebrows – actually

The Football Association has asked Watford captain Troy Deeney to expose his comments following Wednesday’s three-three diagram with Bournemouth.

In an interview for the BBC’s Match of the Day programme, Deeney accused Bournemouth’s Dan Gosling of “making an strive to carry out” Tom Cleverley in a address.

Gosling was as soon as booked for the venture, a dedication Deeney says was as soon as opinion to be one of a “few” where referee David Coote “bottled it”.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe mentioned the address was as soon as “mistimed” and “now no longer a red”.

Deeney, who scored twice in the six-goal thriller, also felt team-mate Abdoulaye Doucoure was as soon as “lucky” now no longer to had been despatched off for a major-half of venture on Ryan Fraser, which he was as soon as booked for.

Fraser, who was as soon as standing next to Deeney while he was as soon as being interviewed, raised his eyebrows in reaction to the comments.

“Doucoure potentially did get lucky [not to be sent off], but it’s doubtless you’ll presumably now no longer represent me that their boy [Gosling] did no longer strive to carry out Tom Cleverley,” mentioned Deeney, who also felt Watford will deserve to had been awarded a penalty for a handball by Nathan Ake.

“They realize it. Everyone knows. However the referee bottled it on just a few events.”

In defending Gosling, Howe added: “I develop now no longer judge it was as soon as unpleasant, Dan’s address; for me it be now no longer a red card. I know Dan internal and exterior, he’s now no longer that invent of player.

“Yes he’s mistimed the address. But by technique of these phrases [from Deeney] that’s now no longer in Dan’s develop-up.”

Howe also criticised Doucoure’s “unpleasant address” which he felt deserved a red card, adding: “Ryan was as soon as very lucky now no longer to establish up a severe spoil.”

When asked if Doucoure was as soon as lucky to performed without a red card, Watford boss Javi Gracia added: “Yes, but he was as soon as the an analogous as Dan Gosling.”

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