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Claude Puel bemoans result and refereeing decisions during Tottenham clash

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Southampton boss Claude Puel said on Super Sunday that his team were unlucky to not earn at least a -point during their weekend clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs rallied to a 2-1 win through a goal from Christian Eriksen and a penalty conversion from star man Dele Alli. James Ward-Prowse had pulled one back for the Saints in the second half and though Puel’s side had their fair share of opportunities, they failed to equalize.

“It’s a disappointing moment because a draw would have been right for me,” Puel told Sky Sports after the match.”It was a strange game with a strange first half. We have taken two goals without real pressure from the opponent. We played a strong game.

“We didn’t have a lot of opportunities but that was the same for Tottenham. It’s frustrating because we can do better, but it was a good game against the team second in the table. A draw would have been right.”

Puel also added that he felt that his side should have been awarded a penalty by referee Andre Marriner when DusanTadic was brought down in the box by Ben Davies during the first half.

The Frenchman was also unhappy about the Dele Alli penalty being awarded as it happened while he was trying to bring on Shane Long to replace the injured Manolo Gabbiadini. The loss for Southampton means that they lie in 10th position on the League standings with 33 points.

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