Bournemouth denied penalty, held 0-0 by Brentford in EPL

October 1, 2022 GMT
Brentford's Mathias Jensen, left, and Bournemouth's Lewis Cook battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
Brentford's Mathias Jensen, left, and Bournemouth's Lewis Cook battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
Brentford's Mathias Jensen, left, and Bournemouth's Lewis Cook battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
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Brentford's Mathias Jensen, left, and Bournemouth's Lewis Cook battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
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Brentford's Mathias Jensen, left, and Bournemouth's Lewis Cook battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Bournemouth was left fuming after being denied a penalty kick in a 0-0 draw with Brentford in the English Premier League on Saturday.

The Cherries were perplexed by referee Thomas Bramall ruling out a spot kick despite being ordered to the pitchside monitors by VAR official John Brooks. The Vitality Stadium hosts felt frustrated to see Kristoffer Ajer’s wayward sliding challenge on Jordan Zemura go unpunished.

Bramall took charge in the league for just the second time, and his move to stick with his original on-field decision of no penalty was met with clear derision by the Cherries.

Bournemouth’s anger grew still further at the final whistle as Bramall gave no second thought to the ball striking Mathias Jensen’s arm in the area. The last-gasp skirmish should not have yielded a penalty, but Bramall struggled to control the situation as Bournemouth players surrounded him.

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The two mid-table teams proved too tame to topple the other on the south coast in the end but interim Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neill will still have been delighted to extend his side’s unbeaten run to four league matches since its 9-0 demolition by Liverpool in August.

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