CHERRIES boss Andoni Iraola understood the reasoning behind Dominic Solanke’s goal being ruled out in the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United, even if it “doesn’t change the play”.

With Cherries trailing by two goals, Solanke had seemingly halved the deficit when he powered home after Blades defender Jack Robinson had smacked a clearance into him.

However, replays showed that the ball had struck Solanke’s hand, meaning the goal had to be chalked off.

Cherries went onto salvage a point thanks to goals from substitutes Dango Ouattara and Enes Unal.

Talking about the disallowed goal, Iraola shared: “I've seen just one replay.

“I'm not sure if he touches the ball with the arm, but according to the rules, if he touches the ball with the arm even if it's a little bit, it has to be disallowed.

“I remember also another one in Old Trafford disallowed for Dango (Ouattara), that doesn't change the play.

“It's going to be the same, but just if you have a small touch it's disallowed.

“I haven't seen all the replays. But if he has touched the ball with the arm - I don't know, it should be obvious.”

Cherries return to action on Wednesday, March 13, when they host Luton Town (7.30pm).