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  • "Went to to game last night.The draw in the end was about right.
    Saints dominated most of the first half, admittedly against 12 men as usual.
    Deservedly Saints took the lead only to be spoiled by the 12 man (inblack),who made his worst of several dodgy decisions.
    We seem to be plagued by these "quality" refs,didn't we hope they would be better when we got to the Prem.
    Saints were badly affected by this and after the break never got back to the same level.
    Our players were struggling to try to get control,I have to say our recent midfield domination went missing.
    I am of the view that Sundays game took a lot out of the boys,particularly Punch who looked tired from the start,why he had to suffer for 80 mins is a mystery.
    Norwich were lucky to have had the extra day rest.
    Big possitive though,Luke Shaw has been a revelation
    Onward now to Liverpool,hope the boys can get lift themselves for this one.
    Rickie will certainly be up for it even if he is still kn@ckered,I know he will demand It from the others too.
    Refrain from the mistakes and give the travelling fans a great trip home .
    COYR"
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Rickie Lambert says Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga doesn't need to apologise for his error in 1-1 draw with Norwich

Lambert: No need for Gazzaniga apology

Rickie Lambert

Paulo Gazzaniga

First published in Sport

Saints striker Rickie Lambert said there was no need for goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga to apologise to his teammates following his blunder against Norwich.

Gazzaniga allowed a tame free-kick from Robert Snodgrass to sneak by him at the near post last night, handing the Canaries a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.

Lambert, who had given the home side the lead, revealed that the 20-year-old cut a dejected figure in the dressing room after the match.

“He didn’t have to apologise to us,” said Lambert. “You could see he was disappointed.

“He has done really well the last few weeks and it was a just little lapse in concentration.

“He is more disappointed than us and these things happen. It is how you respond to it.”

The draw meant that Saints extended their unbeaten Premier League run to four matches.

However, they have also slipped back into the relegation zone.

Lambert admitted he was frustrated that the team had failed to seize the opportunity to win a third consecutive game.

“I am definitely frustrated not to get the three points,” said Lambert, whose goal marked his sixth strike of the season.

“I thought we played really well in the first half and I thought we were definitely going to win it.

“We’ve come in disappointed at half-time and felt we could have pushed on in the second half.

“We haven’t managed to do that so, yeah, I am disappointed.”

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