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Hull's Jakupovic says 'gut instinct' helped him save point winning penalty

Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic says his gut instinct helped him save Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic's penalty on Saturday.

The 32-year-old jumped to his left to save the 89th-minute penalty and kept the score level at 0-0. His save eventually proved decisive and helped the Tigers come out from St Mary's Stadium with a valuable point.

"Oh man! I've saved a lot of penalties in my career but this is for sure one of the main penalties. It was last minute. We need every single point," said the Swiss international.

"I saw his last four or five penalties with my goalkeeper coach and he never finished like that, always higher and in the middle. Finally, I had to make the decision. My feeling, my stomach told me to go this side and I went. You have to be lucky as well because it was a very good penalty."

"I don't want to speak about the mistakes of refs, everybody makes mistakes. When he gave the penalty I said 'c'mon now, I have to help the team again, try to save the penalty'. I spoke to myself and finally I did it."

Vyom Chaudhary
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