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Shaw apologises for manor of Southampton exit from FA Cup

Southampton full-back Luke Shaw has apologised to the club's supporters after the Saints bowed out of the FA Cup, 1-0, at Sunderland in the fifth round. "We're sorry to the fans who travelled all that way to see a disappointing display like that," he said.

"The manager had faith to switch the team and the players should have done better."

Shaw continued to BBC Radio Solent: "I'm devastated. I wanted to win the FA Cup and so did every other player.

"It's very frustrating. Every time we come to Sunderland we know it's going to be a very tough game. I think it's the last six times we haven't beaten them, but on Saturday we were not good enough.

"When we played them in the league not long ago we completely bossed possession in the first half, then switched off and conceded two sloppy goals, and here again in the second half we gave the ball away cheaply and that's when they took advantage and scored."

He added: "It is very disappointing. We wanted to win the FA Cup this year and thought we had a great chance, but that's Cup football and now we have a very important Premier League game against West Ham [on Saturday] and we have to focus on that.

"We still have important games to play in the Premier League and hopefully we can finish as high as possible."

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