Pellegrino refuses to comment on penalty incident after Bournemouth draw

Date published: Sunday 3rd December 2017 5:34

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino claimed that his side’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth was a “fair result”.

Ryan Fraser scored the opener for the home side just before the break, but Charlie Austin’s second-half goal ensured the south coast derby ended in a draw.

Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal went in with a reckless sliding challenge and was lucky not to concede a penalty, but it was so mistimed that Adam Smith overplayed the fall and Moss booked him for diving.

The 1-1 draw means Bournemouth climb to 14th in the table, five points above the relegation zone, while Southampton move up to 11th.

“I think it was a fair result, it was a really tight game, both teams wanted to win the game. It was a nice derby,” Pellegrino said.

“Obviously at the end of the first half they were a bit better than us after scoring but our reaction was really positive and for me it was a nice game.”

On the penalty appeal: “I can’t say nothing because I haven’t seen the clip but I understand the reaction of the people because every single action it is important to take advantage. Now I cannot talk about our players. We (he and Sofiane Boufal, who made the challenge on Adam Smith) were talking about staying on your feet, that you have to be careful.”

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