Man Utd 1-1 AFC Bournemouth: Match Report

04 March 2017 03:34

Zlatan Ibrahimovic misses from spot as 10-man Bournemouth draw tetchy contest

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's failure from the spot could be compounded by a spell on the sidelines, with the Football Association sure to look at the Manchester United striker's elbow and Tyrone Mings' stamp after 10-man Bournemouth secured a memorable 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Ugly scenes and poor officiating overshadowed a thrilling lunchtime encounter as Marcos Rojo's first ever Premier League goal was cancelled out by Josh King's penalty as the first half ended chaotically.

Andrew Surman received the first red card of his career - awarded once blundering referee Kevin Friend realised he had booked the Bournemouth captain twice - having reacted angrily to Ibrahimovic's elbow on Mings, who moments earlier stamped - inadvertently or otherwise - on the United striker.

The officials' report will make for interesting reading as neither player was shown a card for incidents that could well lead to retrospective action from the FA.

Referee Friend's display is also set to dominate column inches in the aftermath of a match Ibrahimovic looked set to win for United after Adam Smith was adjudged to have handled a Paul Pogba cross.

However, EFL Cup hero Ibrahimovic's spot-kick was saved by the impressive Artur Boruc as Bournemouth ended a four-match Premier League losing streak as United stuttered to a 10th Premier League draw of the season.

Source: PA