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Everton had five players booked and racked up as many as 17 fouls across the ninety minutes while Bournemouth received no bookings even after conceding eight free-kicks.
“I’m sure if you are an Everton supporter this afternoon you are unhappy about the referee, I don’t have doubts about that,” Silva said.
“I’m not a coach who comes here to find excuses, I like to be honest with you all, but this [match] was really tough.
“It is not something that has just happened this afternoon, but this afternoon was really strange. It was a bad performance for sure, but in some moments I can have a bad performance.
“It is impossible I will be happy with that performance.”
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe also criticised the performance of the referee, claiming that his team should have been awarded a penalty when David Brooks was brought down by Idrissa Gana Gueye.
Howe further claimed that Andre Gomes was lucky not to concede a spot-kick or escape a red card after a coming together with Jefferson Lerma and a rash challenge on Steve Cook.
“At the time, I thought the first penalty shout on Brooks probably was a penalty. I haven’t seen it back, so I may be wrong,” said the Bournemouth boss.
“At the end, I’ve then been told there was a stonewall [penalty], but that’s the way things are going for us at the moment.
“In terms of Andre Gomes, certainly from my view, I thought the first one could’ve been a yellow, as well as the second. If you add them together, he is lucky to stay on the pitch. I haven’t seen back the one at the end, though.
“It’s a difficult one to take and one that is similar to our recent run. Personally, I’m really pleased with our performance.”