Nobody can believe how Harry Arter wasn't sent off for shocking tackle on Joe Allen

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Not too much happened in the opening 45 minutes of the Premier League with the Gillette Soccer Saturday pundits trying to keep themselves entertained.

It was a half of very few talking points but the biggest controversial moment came in Bournemouth’s clash against Stoke at Dean Court.

Midway through the first-half, Harry Arter flew into a challenge on Joe Allen. It was late, high and dangerous and could have broken Allen’s leg.

After blowing for a free-kick, referee Paul Tierney took time to consider whether he would show Arter a yellow or red card.

In the meantime, replays showed the tackle once again and confirmed to everyone watching it that Arter should be dismissed.

But Tierney disagreed and let the Bournemouth midfielder off with just a yellow.

Take a look at the tackle and decide for yourself:

And just check out the reaction on Twitter:

While Stoke can consider themselves unfortunate for Arter staying on the pitch, the away side soon went ahead when Lys Mousset put the ball into his own net on his full Premier League debut.

It probably shouldn't be too surprising that the match between the two sides isn't too exciting. With Bournemouth sitting 11th and Stoke in 13th, they're both clear of the relegation zone. 

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However, ending the season with a couple of consecutive wins could see them climb the league table and, potentially, finish in a respectable 8th position.

With clubs getting different prize money for each position in the table, chairman's will certainly hope the players keep working hard until the end of the campain.

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