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Bournemouth defender Francis: Referee feared giving us a penalty

Simon Francis has accused the referee of being scared to award Bournemouth a second penalty in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leicester City.

The Cherries copped a late equaliser courtesy of Riyad Mahrez's stoppage-time free-kick. But Francis reckons his side could've been further ahead Lee Probert awarded Charlie Daniels a spot-kick.

He told the Daily Echo: "I did see it from where I was. I appealed and so did most of the lads.

"Chaz might have been a bit off balance but I don't think the player made an attempt to win the ball. He shoved Chaz over and you definitely see them given. Maybe he didn't want to give another one.

"I like Probes, he's a top ref. He had a good game but maybe he was a bit in fear of giving two penalties away from home.

"He probably thought 'I've already given you one penalty, there's no need for another one' but I can't criticise the referee, he was excellent. We should have seen the game out and we didn't, ultimately, that's the main story."

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