Southampton – The defeat of Liverpool, leaving little disappointment in Southampton related decision of the referee. Soton manager Ronald Koeman called his team unlucky.
Soton when host Liverpool 0-2 defeat at St Mary’s Stadium, Sunday (22/02/2015) night. Goals from Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling forcing them to swallow negative results.
Soton itself is not without a chance of winning. They actually appear more dominant in possession of 60% -40%. The Saints also release more effort with 13 shots in which five met the target. While Liverpool only have six experiments with four led to the goal.
In addition to more control of the game, Soton also have at least three potential violation penalty. At the beginning of the match twice Filip Djuricic violated in the penalty box, but the referee was unmoved.
While the third claim filed Soton when the ball is on hand Dejan Lovren in the box. But again the referee did not give a penalty.
Highlights to referee Kevin Friend who lead also increased when Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, in one moment considered dismissed the ball outside the permitted area. Back there is no action from Kevin.
Top of the unfavorable decisions of this team, Koeman just said his team was lucky. Problem penalty, he considered both very decent offense rewarded ‘gift’ from the referee.
“In the first penalty claim, may Filip Djuricic fall too easily. But the second was a 100% penalty and we know these moments difficult,” said Koeman told the BBC.
“We did everything to win this game, we had the best chances, and we were not lucky with a referee’s decision.”
“For handball incident keeper (Liverpool), there may be a touch of the hand, maybe not. But for the second offense was really a penalty. It does not get any clearer,” he said.