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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Man United's Romelu Lukaku should have been sent off - Eddie Howe

Steve Nicol looks past Romelu Lukaku's game-winning goal and instead focuses on his 'horrendous' challenge on Bournemouth's Nathan Ake.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said Romelu Lukaku should have been sent off during Manchester United's 1-0 victory.

Lukaku sank Bournemouth with a 25th-minute header at Old Trafford on Wednesday -- his first goal in the Premier League for a month.

However, Howe said Lukaku should been dismissed late in the first half. The Belgium international escaped a booking for a late challenge on Nathan Ake early on and then received a yellow card for catching Harry Arter from behind in the 43rd minute.

Howe said: "I thought the first tackle was a yellow card. He was very late on Nathan. Then he picked up a clear yellow. He should have been off the pitch."

United were not at their best, and were thankful to David De Gea for repelling the Bournemouth with several good saves.

Romelu Lukaku receives a booking for his challenge on Harry Arter.

United substitute Marcus Rashford hit the bar but otherwise it was Bournemouth who created the better chances.

Howe said: "The players delivered the gameplan really well and we looked like we had a real cutting edge. We created chances right up until the end."

He added: "They have an outstanding goalkeeper who made a number of good saves and maybe we could have done better in and around their box, but when you consider the opposition and where were playing, I was very pleased with players."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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