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Harry Arter Gave His View On That Joe Allen Tackle

Harry Arter Gave His View On That Joe Allen Tackle
By PJ Browne

Harry Arter picked up his 11th yellow card of the season in Bournemouth's 2-2 draw with Stoke on Saturday.

The Ireland international was booked 26 minutes into the first half for a rash challenge on Stoke's Joe Allen. Arter was extremely lucky to be allowed remain on the pitch.

After the game, Stoke manager Mark Hughes said Arter should have received a red card for a challenge which was 'out of control and a little reckless'.

Speaking to Today FM's Ross Lindsay after the game, Arter gave his view on the incident. The 27-year-old said that he apologised to Joe Allen for the tackle. Though, at the time, he didn't feel there was much wrong with it.

On reflection and having viewed the replay Arter said that despite getting the ball, he may have gone a little bit over the top.

I've said to the guys there early on that it looks worse than it was in the slow motion. I do feel that I won the ball.

I apologised to Joe after the tackle because I could feel by the Stoke player reactions that they didn't feel it was a good one.

At the time I didn't feel there was much wrong with it.

Viewing it [now], it probably looks a little bit worse than I felt at the time. I did get the ball but maybe I went a little bit over the top.

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