HEAD coach Jonathan Woodgate admitted there was a sense of relief for striker Dominic Solanke after Cherries’ 3-1 victory over Championship league leaders Norwich.

The frontman was left with his head in his hands while his side was trailing 1-0 during the opening period at Carrow Road.

Solanke saw Arnaut Danjuma’s strike beat Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul on the angle before prodding in the goalbound effort himself.

He was flagged offside with Cherries still behind to Emi Buendia’s opener.

Thankfully for Solanke, second-half goals from Sam Surridge, Danjuma and Lloyd Kelly ensured the Dorset club extended to six league games their winning run.

Speaking about the disallowed goal, Woodgate told the Daily Echo: “I don’t think he actually knew it was definitely going in.

“Dom’s not that type of player – it was just one of those things, it was a bit unlucky.”

Asked whether there was a sense of relief on the part of Solanke, he replied: “I think so, because nobody wants that to happen.

A post on Solanke’s official Instagram account following the contest read: “BIG WIN! Striker’s instinct got the better of me there.

“But 6 wins on the bounce. Let’s carry this on until the end.”