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Burnley boss Sean Dyche: Southampton goal hard to take

Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits there's frustration after their 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Saints trailed to Ashley Barnes's goal midway through the second half until substitute Manolo Gabbiadini fired home on the turn in the 90th minute at Turf Moor.

Dyche said: “I thought we did enough to win that game, but there was stuff out of our control, which is really frustrating.

“Without being brilliant it was a nice, solid performance, but it's a tough one to take because we've not had much go for us during the game.

“Their keeper handles outside the box and nothing is given, then just before our goal Ashley is fouled with two hands in his back, but luckily gets up to get his goal.

“Then they get a goal out of the referee blocking the ball, which is unfortunate, but when they attack in our box there's a pull on Kevin Long's shirt.

“It's not much, but we all know what happens in the Premier League when that happens, and how many times do we see it, rightly or wrongly?

“People go down when they have their shirt pulled and it's given, yet it doesn't get given and they score.

“It's hard for referees to try and get out of the way of everything, but my point is if you are the referee and you have just put them on the counter attack, then see a defender pulled in the box, I think as a referee my decision would be that is a foul, because it's cost a team a goal.

“Then, lo and behold, right at the end Barnesy gets pulled down again – and I've seen all these back by the way - and I think it's a penalty for a team that hasn't had one all season."

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