I agree, also if Eddie Howe and his medical staff were so worried by this head injury why didn't they substitute him which is supposedly the protocol to follow.
Because he wasn't injured.
He usually has a whinge about something every time he shows up here. 3 years ago, he wanted VAR in because our first goal on the day was "offside". It wasn't, but he was convinced otherwise. We won 3-0.
We got the job done eventually, and didn't drop stupid points away like we did against them last season. Mo is just a goalscoring machine, Trent sent a missile into the net and we have 150 league wins under Jürgen, the fastest man to do it in our history.
I notice Diogo didn't celebrate his goal, but wanted to get the ball back to the centre circle to restart. Nothing wrong with that obviously. Except like everyone else who does that, he was wasting his time. With the standard VAR check, 2 opponents lying on the ground, and the usual wait for the opposition to be ready for the kick off, that's a fair amount of time. The referee restarts the game, when he's ready. All it achieves, is the possibility of a scrap and players booked which loses even more time. We had such an incident in the home game v Chelsea. We wanted the ball back, didn't get it and all hell broke loose. They got fined 25k for failing to control their players over it.
As for Mike Dean, I think he declared his support for Tranmere as a career move. We never seen him anywhere near our games until then, now he gets to ref our games more than anyone else in a season.