CHERRIES boss Andoni Iraola accused both Ivan Toney and Kai Havertz of “diving” to win penalties against his side.

In Cherries’ 3-0 loss against Arsenal earlier this month, German forward Havertz was awarded a spot-kick with the game goalless, after colliding with goalkeeper Mark Travers.

Bukayo Saka duly converted the spot-kick, before the hosts ran out victorious at Emirates Stadium.

A week later, Cherries and Brentford were locked at 0-0 in the second half of their contest at Vitality Stadium.

Striker Toney put his leg across the retreating Illia Zabarnyi before going to ground.

Referee Matt Donohue pointed to the spot, before the decision was overturned after a VAR review.

After the game, Iraola was incensed by the decisions to rule out two Dominic Solanke goals in the 2-1 loss to the Bees, claiming “all the decisions since we are safe have gone against us”.

Asked if he agreed it was correct to overturn the call to award Brentford a penalty for a foul on Toney, Iraola told the Daily Echo: “For me, he dives.

“But the same as Havertz. If they don’t overturn the Havertz one, he dives the same way, Toney.

“But I think there is contact. So you can think they should go the same way.

“If they think there is small contact, even if he dives, take the same decision against Arsenal or Brentford.

“Not because it’s Arsenal or Brentford or because ‘we have taken two controversial calls against Bournemouth’. No, it’s the same play.

“There is contact, they both obviously are diving to find the contact.

“But even if it’s against us, if you call a penalty, you say, ‘okay this is how they are going to act’.

“We can say to the players ‘dive, if there is small contact, VAR will not say anything’.

“But we cannot even say this, because one week they call a penalty and one week they overturn a penalty.

“For me, it is difficult to understand.”