CHERRIES head coach Andoni Iraola stated he has been left “really, really upset” with refereeing decisions over his side’s last three games.

The Basque boss was left fuming at the decisions made by referees during his side’s 2-2 draw at Newcastle, Cherries’ initial lead through Dominic Solanke cancelled out by a controversial Anthony Gordon penalty.

After an offside flag had been shown a lengthy VAR check followed, eventually culminating in a penalty for the Toon despite muted protests from the home side.

Despite being in an offside position whilst being fouled, Fabian Schar benefited from the current interpretation of the rules.

As the Swiss defender was fouled before he was able to attempt to play the ball, he is technically not deemed as offside, allowing match official Michael Salisbury to point to the spot.

Iraola also felt that more inconsequential decisions also frustrated him, Cherries’ head coach enraged at the full-time whistle as his side were denied the chance to take a corner they had earned.

Iraola told the Daily Echo: “I've been really, really upset with the decisions in the last three games.

“Really, really upset.

“Really, really upset with the decisions against Fulham, against Nottingham Forest.

“They were not decisions that affected key moments.

“I don't think they changed the result of the game, but I was not happy with the refereeing.

“But (against Newcastle) both things have been affected.

“For me, it’s irritating because now we are going to talk only about the refereeing decision.

“Nobody will talk about how my players came here, played very well.

“They had a lot of chances. They deserved to win.

“They will talk about and they will try to explain it and they will try to bend the rules.”

Asked about his side’s performance by the Daily Echo, Iraola continued: “For me it has been one of the best performances we’ve had.

“Considering where we were playing, against who were playing.

“But it's true that all the narrative is going to change because it's 2-2 and it's not 2-1.

“I also understand this.”