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Relegation-threatened AFC Bournemouth had a late goal disallowed by VAR as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Thursday.

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Callum Wilson thought he had grabbed a crucial win in Bournemouth's desperate battle to avoid the drop but his overhead kick was chalked off for handball after the ball hit the arm of Josh King on the way into the net.

Harry Wilson was then denied a stoppage-time winner by Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris as a dreary game sprang to life.

There were more than 10 minutes of stoppage time after Bournemouth's Adam Smith was carried off on a stretcher in the second half after lengthy treatment for a head injury.

Until the late drama there was precious little excitement with Tottenham only displaying some belated urgency in the second half as they pinned the hosts back.

They were toothless though as for the first time in 186 top-flight matches Bournemouth did not face an attempt on target.

The Cherries at least ended a run of five successive defeats as they moved up a place to 18th, three points adrift of Watford who are just above the relegation zone.

Victory would have lifted Jose Mourinho's Spurs side to seventh but they are a place and a point below their north London rivals Arsenal in ninth ahead of Sunday's home derby.

The only incident worth talking about in a dreadful first half was when visiting striker Harry Kane was denied a penalty despite appearing to be pushed in the back by King.

Tottenham sent on Son Heung-min and Tanguy Ndombele at halftime and they offered more threat, with Erik Lamela's glancing header flying just wide.

Spurs created little else though as they remained on course for their worst league finish since 2008.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe took the positives from the result even if it did little for their survival bid.

"When you face attackers like Kane and Son and you keep a clean sheet, you've deserved that clean sheet," he said.

Mourinho's Zoom press conference was initially halted by connection problems, but he returned to say: "The performance was not good enough, but good enough to win."

Predictably, the Portuguese aimed fire at VAR over Kane's first-half penalty claim.

"In the world everybody knows that is a penalty. And when I say everybody, I mean everybody," he said.
PLAYERS
BOUSpurs
12
Aaron Ramsdale
Hugo Lloris
1
26
Lloyd Kelly
Jan Vertonghen
5
5
Nathan Aké
Toby Alderweireld
4
21
Diego Rico
Ben Davies
33
15
Adam Smith
Serge Aurier
24
8
Jefferson Lerma
Harry Winks
8
4
Dan Gosling
Giovani Lo Celso
18
19
Junior Stanislas
Moussa Sissoko
17
20
David Brooks
Harry Kane
10
13
Callum Wilson
Steven Bergwijn
23
7
Joshua King
Erik Lamela
11
Substitutes
1
Artur Boruc
Lucas Moura
27
6
Andrew Surman
Son Heung-Min
7
3
Steve Cook
Paulo Gazzaniga
22
9
Dominic Solanke
Davinson Sánchez
6
22
Harry Wilson
Tanguy Ndombele
28
17
Jack Stacey
Ryan Sessegnon
19
16
Lewis Cook
Gedson Fernandes
30
44
Sam Surridge
Oliver Skipp
29
14
Arnaut Danjuma
Harvey White
53
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