Ince apologises for incident

Blackpool manager Paul Ince apologised to a fan who was struck by a bottle he threw in his team's 2-1 win at Bournemouth, while Cherries boss Eddie Howe was upset with his attackers.

Last Updated: 15/09/13 at 14:48 Post Comment

Paul Ince: Was sent to the stands in Blackpool's win

Paul Ince: Was sent to the stands in Blackpool's win

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Ince was sent to the stands and did not appear for a press conference after the match, but his assistant Alex Rae explained the former England midfielder had sought out the female spectator and said sorry for the incident.

Goals from Neal Bishop and Ricardo Fuller earned league leaders Blackpool a 2-1 win on the south coast.

Ince watched from the stand behind the dugout as the visitors held out for their victory, which came despite them having full-back Jack Robinson sent off in the second half.

Fuller put Blackpool ahead after seven minutes, heading home Robinson's flick from a long throw, before Lewis Grabban scored his fifth goal of the season four minutes later to level the match.

Blackpool secured victory thanks to Bishop who headed home at the near post from a Tom Ince corner.

Ince senior was given his marching orders late in the second half.

Rae said: "Once we had an opportunity to score to make it 3-1 Paul threw a bottle on the ground and it bounced off the ground and into the crowd.

"The fourth official made a decision to send him to the stand so we just move on from it.

"We thought it was a bit harsh because it bounced through a barrier, but even still we're obviously not happy with it.

"To be fair the manager went over and apologised to the lady immediately as it actually hit her on the foot I think and she's accepted his apology."

Looking at the match, Rae said: "We are absolutely delighted at the win. Bournemouth are a very good team, have spent some money over the summer and are a very good passing team.

"To come (and win) here, which is obviously a difficult place because they've got a really good flowing system to the way they play, we are over the moon."

Bournemouth boss Howe was disappointed with his side's attacking display.

Despite substitute Wes Thomas going close and Brett Pitman having a goal ruled out for offside, his side struggled to create the chances to grab a second equaliser.

Howe said: "We reacted really well to the early goal and I thought for the first 20 minutes we were excellent and were in the ascendancy.

"They [Blackpool] defended very well, you can see why they've only conceded two goals prior to today's game. I thought their defensive performance was excellent.

"But you have to look at yourselves and I thought our attacking performance was below par. We're missing a lot of very good attacking players but there's no excuse for that, we needed to do better."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

Footer 365

Craig Cathcart out to build on a special 12 months

Northern Ireland and Watford defender Craig Cathcart wants to build on a memorable year for club and country.

Tim Sherwood defends Arsene Wenger's record at Arsenal

Tim Sherwood has praised Arsene Wenger's Arsenal record ahead of the FA Cup final after past criticism of the Frenchman.

Arsene Wenger keen to focus on future ahead of FA Cup final

Arsene Wenger will continue to look to the future, rather than reflect on past glories, if Arsenal can win his sixth FA Cup.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company