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    saintlysoul wrote:
    slugger wrote:
    MOTM last night anyone , mine was luke shaw , what a prospect he is !
    I agree Slugger! What's going to happen to him though? NA is raving about Shaw justifiably so. He raved about JWP following the Manchester games Arsenal and Everton since when save for 5 minutes against West Ham he's been on the bench. JWP wasn't on the bench last night despite having recently signed a 5 year contract. Will shaw end up in the same position?

    The difference between Shaw and JWP is obviously that Shaw at the moment has little competition unlike JWP where there s a lot of competition.

    Do people think that youth should be played namely Shaw and JWP or are they too young. How many 17 / 18 year olds play in the Premier League leaving aside Raheem Stirling?

    I have always thought Ida player is good enough they're old enough or is NA being pressurised by more senior players to play them?
    I think you're right, the key is the amount of competition (Unless JWP is carrying an injury, of course)

    JWP is competing against a good five man midfield bunch who seem to have been on good form recently (though I thought Spiderman was well off form last night). JWP got his chance while Cork was off (and I still think Cork is one of the major reasons we're back on track)

    When it comes to Luke, he was given the chance after Danny Fox made a few mistakes - he took his chance and looks very solid, so he keeps being picked. Deservedly."
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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

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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