Southampton manager Mark Hughes was left disappointed with the late penalty decision that went against his side during their 2-2 draw against Brighton on Monday evening.
The Saints had a two goal lead going into the last half an hour of the tie, before a header from Shane Duffy pulled the visitors back into contention. In the final exchanges, referee Anthony Taylor gave Brighton a penalty after James Ward-Prowse appeared to trip Duffy in the box.
“We are a little bit disappointed with the award at the end because he’s a big boy the big centre half and has gone down a little bit easy and the referee has decided it warranted a penalty at that late stage which is a shame," Hughes said, as per the Daily Echo.
“We are disappointed with the end result because I felt the performance deserved the maximum points which is what we were hoping to achieve on the back of a great performance last time out.
“We got ourselves into a good position at 2-0 and if we had the capacity to just retain that lead for a little bit longer than we were able to I think we would have won it comfortably.
“Overall there was a lot of things we can take credit for but we have got to find that capacity and that ability to see games out to a winning conclusion and at the moment that’s the one element of our play we are lacking on occasions.
“They will think it’s more like a win whereas we view it more like a defeat."