CHERRIES star Dan Gosling insisted Wilfred Ndidi could have been dismissed for a "naughty" challenge at King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Gosling was caught on the calf following a high, mistimed tackle by the Foxes midfielder in the early stages of the Premier League clash.

Referee Lee Probert allowed play to continue, prompting ex-Newcastle United man Gosling to get off the deck and make his case to the Wiltshire official.

Giving his version of events, the Cherries midfielder told the Daily Echo: "It was a 50-50, I got there before him and it was a high challenge. I've got a cut on the side of my calf.

"It sort of went unnoticed. I don't think anyone really picked up on it. It was a little bit naughty but we are both competitive and you get on with it.

"I don't think it was deliberate but it was high. I don't think he intentionally went to hurt me but on another day, it might have been a red card.

"I had to make the referee aware because it went unnoticed and he said I had kind of fouled him so that was probably why he played on. I found that very strange."

Ndidi was at the centre of another flashpoint when, early in the second period, he unceremoniously shoved over Charlie Daniels in the penalty area. However, Probert saw nothing untoward.

Leicester went on to grab an equaliser in the seventh minute of stoppage time after a minimum of four had been signalled, Riyad Mahrez's superb free-kick cancelling out Joshua King's penalty.

Gosling said: "Four minutes were added on and he played seven, which was ridiculous. I don't know where he got those three minutes from.

"We made a sub, so okay, you allow 30 seconds for that. Franno went to ground due to injury but that was only 30 or 40 seconds, so we feel very hard done by."

In August, Cherries were beaten after conceding a 97th-minute goal against Manchester City, another occasion where Eddie Howe's players felt time should already have been up.

Gosling said: "That was another one. That set us on a bad run when it could have started our season.

"It's disappointing but we have had last-minute goals, we had one against Newcastle last week, so some might say it evens out over the course of the season.

"But it's still tough to take at the time."

Cherries are six points clear of the drop zone with nine league games to go.

Gosling added: "We're making it hard for ourselves. We've had a couple of opportunities to pull away and haven't quite done that.

"We still need a couple of wins. We feel we should be looking up rather than down.

"There are a lot of points to play for. It's going to go to the wire and everyone is fighting for their cause. We still need to get more points on the board."