Sunday 21 January 2018

Ireland's Harry Arter hits back at Tony Pulis' claims he should have saw red against West Brom

Bournemouth's Harry Arter put in a combative display against West Brom on Saturday
Bournemouth's Harry Arter put in a combative display against West Brom on Saturday Newsdesk Newsdesk

Republic of Ireland international Harry Arter has slammed Tony Pulis for claiming that he should have been sent off during Bournemouth's 1-1 draw with West Brom on Saturday.

The Baggies boss claimed Arter should have received two yellow cards and one red for three separate incidents in the game.

The 26-year-old reacted angrily after being caught high in the leg by Gareth McAuley in the first half of the game and pushed the centre-half to the floor.

Pulis also claimed that he should have saw yellow for a handball in the second period and red for a late challenge on Darren Fletcher.

"Harry Arter's a lucky boy tonight," Pulis said

"His push on McAuley first half was really a yellow card, the handball second half that stops us breaking was a yellow card, and his tackle on Fletcher is a straight red card but we finished the game 11 against 11."

Arter was clearly unimpressed with the comments and told the Bournemouth Echo: "He should see the stud marks on my leg and he would probably think his player should have been sent off first.

"Mark Clattenburg said he would look at the footage because he wasn’t sure if there had been a high foot.

"Their player apologised to me after the game because he said he caught me so maybe he (Pulis) should speak to his players before he comes out and speaks out loud."

Arter will be hoping to be a part of Martin O'Neill's squad for the upcoming friendly against the Netherlands on May 27 when it's announced on Thursday.

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