ANDONI Iraola was left “very angry” with Matt Donohue after defeat to Brentford, insisting the referee made “important mistakes” which cost his side.

Donohue, 35, was officiating a Premier League match for the first time as Cherries welcomed Thomas Frank’s Bees to Vitality Stadium.

Andoni Iraola’s men eventually lost 2-1, late goals from Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa, either side of a Dominic Solanke header.

But it was decisions in the first half particularly which annoyed Iraola, two goals from Solanke ruled out.

The first was given for a handball by Antoine Semenyo in the build-up, while the second did not count as Solanke was deemed to have committed a foul before putting the ball in the net.

A big decision also saw Donohue award Brentford a penalty in the second half, before overturning his decision after consulting with video assistant referee Chris Kavanagh and viewing the pitchside monitor.

Iraola’s frustrations boiled over so much in the second half he was shown his fourth booking of the season.

“I finished very angry with the referee, obviously,” said Iraola.

“Very disappointed. Because I think we scored two goals in the first half, that should be allowed.

“We are coming from the last games with decisions that have all gone against us.

“All the decisions since we are safe have gone against us.

“Today it was two key moments for me. The first goal, they called a handball that comes from a rebound.

“According to the rules, it’s not on purpose, it’s a rebound, he (Semenyo) cannot do anything. He is not the one scoring the goal, because if he scores the goal, I understand with the rules it has to be disallowed, even if it is not on purpose.

“But there is a pass, it is another play and then the VAR only intervenes when it is clear and obvious, like they told us last week against Arsenal. He decides to intervene.

“The second one is even worse, because he doesn’t even give VAR the chance to correct, because we score the goal one or two seconds after calling a foul.

“Even if the VAR sees in the replay it is not a foul, they have no chance to overturn it, because he has whistled before scoring.

“They can say ‘no, we heard the whistle and that’s why we haven’t defended properly in the last second’.

“I think they are very important mistakes. They take points and positions in the table from us.

“But I know that nothing is going to change.”

Asked why he was booked, Iraola confirmed: “Because I was complaining, obviously.

“Of course I deserved yellow card, because I had to complain.

“Every week there is a moment your players, your club, everyone is losing points, losing games because they are not taking the correct decisions and they are not consistent with their interventions.

“I am very disappointed.”

Asked if the fact it was Donohue’s first Premier League game played a part, Iraola added: “I don’t know the referee.

“Probably he is very good and will have a very long career in the Premier League, takes very good decisions and stays in the league for a lot of years.

“But the only thing I can say is that today, obviously, he didn’t have the best day.”