English Premiership

Koeman: Key moment went against us

2016-04-04 11:35
Ronald Koeman (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Southampton manager Ronald Koeman lamented a key refereeing decision after his side's 1-0 defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

The incident in question saw Saints winger Sadio Mane round Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel before seeing his shot at goal blocked by the arm of Danny Simpson, but no penalty was given and Wes Morgan went on to score the winner for the Foxes just six minutes later.

"It's a very big moment, because then it's penalty and a red card and you're normally 1-0 up against 10 players and then you win the game normally," Koeman said.

"What you need in life is to get good decisions and I know the job for a referee is difficult, because it's a big decision, but you're a referee if you take a good, right, big decision in the game.

"After ten, 15 minutes I think we controlled the game, we had good football, some good chances and one of the two, three key moments is a 'Yes' or 'No' for the penalty by Mané, and in my opinion it's a clear penalty.

"We had some good, attacking football and, even after the 1-0 down, the second-half we dominated, we had good football, we had good crosses, but it was not really good enough in our positions in the box and they defended very good by Morgan and [Robert] Huth, all the crosses.

"That's one of their qualities, to defend and keep a clean sheet, and we know, and then you have to bring a little bit more.

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