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Pochettino delight at Saints late winner
5:43pm Saturday 17th August 2013 in Sport
Mauricio Pochettino felt justice was done as his side secured an opening day victory at West Brom.
Saints had the ball in the net in the first half through Adam Lallana but it was ruled out for offside against Jay Rodriguez, who jumped for the ball without making contact before the skipper turned it home at the far post.
Pochettino believed that was an incorrect decision and so felt it was only right that his side got a 90th minute penalty as Luke Shaw went down in the area.
West Brom boss Steve Clarke described that decision as “soft” but Rickie Lambert continued his superb week by slamming home the spot kick to bag the win.
Pochettino said: “We scored a goal before that wasn’t allowed to stand. It was a legal goal and we were unlucky in that sense, in that referee’s decision.
“I think in the overall reading of the game we were superior to West Bromich.
“In football nowadays you play 94-95 minutes and you always have to believe you are going to win until the last whistle.
“Because of that I want to congratulate my team because even in the second half when West Bromich was pressing us quite hard my team showed resolve to keep the result and keep it 0-0 and we were able to get that winning goal in the end.”
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