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Southampton were on the receiving end of the decision as referee Anthony Taylor awarded Burnley a penalty from which they equalised late in the match.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenthuttl has said that he won’t be criticizing the refereeing decision that saw Burnley get a lifeline in their match against the Saints and scrape out a draw. Referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot to award the Clarets a spot kick and Ashley Barnes made no mistake to slot the ball past the keeper to salvage a point from the spot.
Speaking to the media after the match, the Austrian gaffer said, “I don’t want to discuss the decisions of the referee because he made a good job. It’s not easy to lead such a game like this which was a high-intensity game.”
He added, “We didn’t want to discuss any decisions the referee made and so we don’t do any discussions about the penalty. They got one in overtime, that’s football. Things happen in football. The hand was a little bit high and (Peter) Crouch is very clever, he maybe had the header on his high hand and the referee gave this penalty.”