Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has claimed that he would be ‘fuming’ with the decision which led to Manchester City being awarded a penalty against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday evening.

Ilkay Gundogan won a penalty after his attempt to salvage a heavy touch saw Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg make contact with him in what initially looked to be a straightforward decision.

Gundogan appeared to get his studs on Hojbjerg a second before the Dane’s challenge only for VAR not to deem it to be a clear and obvious error.

Howe who was part of the punditry panel for Premier League Productions believes that the officials did not take the time to slow down the period of play and analyse the challenge in depth.

Rodri stepped up to beat Hugo Lloris from twelve yards to put Pep Guardiola’s side on course for a comfortable 3-0 win, after Harry Kane had earlier hit the post with a free-kick.

Howe said: “I totally agree. My assessment is that they haven’t given enough time to slow that down like we have. I definitely (have sympathy) for Jose. I’d be fuming at that one.” 

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