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Wayne Rooney left covered in blood after nasty elbow but referee gives no foul

Martin Atkinson allowed play to continue, but ex-Man United forward was clearly furious as blood poured from his eye

It was a painful afternoon for Wayne Rooney.

Everton’s No10 was left covered in blood following a nasty elbow from Bournemouth’s Simon Francis.

Rooney was incensed when referee Martin Atkinson allowed play to continue at Goodison Park following the collision.

Wayne Rooney was furious after Simon Francis' elbow appeared to cut his eye

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Rooney was left bleeding from the eye

Rooney gestured at Atkinson from the sidelines as he was patched up.

The incident occurred towards the end of the first-half and the wound was re-opened two minutes before half-time as he was bundled over by Adam Smith.

Once again, Roo was left bleeding heavily and was forced off for treatment from the Everton medics.

Wayne Rooney was caught and forced off for medical treatment twice

He was forced off twice

Wayne Rooney hit the deck bleeding heavily after being caught with an elbow


The injury caps off a rotten week for the former Man United forward after he was banned from driving for two years and handed a 100-hour community service order earlier this week.

And to make matters even worse, Josh King put the Cherries ahead at Goodison four minutes into the second half.

Luckily for Rooney and Ronald Koeman, Oumar Niasse bailed out the hosts with a second-half brace.

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