Bournemouth ace Jefferson Lerma appears to have been punched in the face by Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen and has his nose broken… as angry Cherries manager Gary O’Neill calls referee Howard Webb for answers
- Bournemouth midfielder gets punched and breaks nose
- The incident occurred during the Cherries’ 0-2 away loss to Crystal Palace.
- relive the action Evereti Eze miss Bournemouth in two games on Saturday
Jefferson Lerma was punched in the face and suffered a broken nose. crystal palace With defender Joachim Andersen Bournemouth Boss Gary O’Neill claims to seek answers from PGMOL head Howard Webb about the situation.
The Cherries midfielder held his face and collapsed in the 30th minute of Saturday’s match at Selhurst Park. In the end, the host team won 2-0.
But the main story of the match was the off-the-ball incident between Lerma and Palace defender Andersen.
The two players clash in the middle of the box and the Danish defender appears to put his fist in the face of the Bournemouth midfielder.
Lerma collapsed on his face and continued to receive medical attention, but despite lengthy VAR checks, referee Michael Salisbury signaled play to continue. Andersen escaped the warning.
Jefferson Lerma was punched in the face and broke his nose during Bournemouth’s 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace.
The midfielder fell to his face after a collision with Palace defender Joachim Andersen in the 30th minute.
Footage released later showed Andersen punching Lerma in the face.
After the match, Cherries coach O’Neill was embarrassed by the decision, telling BBC Sport that “Andersen punched Lerma in the face and Jefferson broke his nose.” I don’t know what I have to do to get the penalty.
“It’s difficult to see that on the pitch, but I don’t know how VAR can say it’s checked.
‘he [Lerma] I was in pain, my nose was broken, it was a strange occurrence. But there are other things to talk about. A penalty might change things, but Palace were much better. ”
O’Neill later indicated that he plans to speak to PGMOL referee Howard Webb about the incident tomorrow.
The Cherries were tied in the game at the time of the incident, but Eberechi Eze’s offense put them on the back foot shortly afterward.
The English attacker doubled his record for the afternoon after half-time and summed up O’Neill’s debacle, who sits 14th on the standings.
VAR is a highly controversial subject in the Premier League and on Monday Night Football, Howard Webb explains a number of questionable calls made this season.
Bournemouth director Gary O’Neill insisted that he take the case up to PGMOL chief Howard Webb.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-12080671/Bournemouth-ace-Jefferson-Lerma-PUNCHED-face-Crystal-Palaces-Joachim-Anderson.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Bournemouth ace Jefferson Lerma appears to have been punched by Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen