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Pochettino: We deserved victory

29 January 2014 00:45

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino felt that his side deserved victory from their 2-2 draw with Premier League leaders Arsenal.

Pochettino's men had much the better of the first half at St Mary's and led at the break thanks to a 21st-minute header from Jose Fonte.

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla in the opening seven minutes of the second half put Arsenal ahead, but Adam Lallana converted Jay Rodriguez's cutback just two minutes later to frustrate the London side.

Mathieu Flamini was sent off for the visitors for a two-footed lunge on Morgan Schneiderlin in the 80th minute, but although Southampton pressed hard in the final stages, they could not claim the winner that Pochettino felt they merited.

"I thought the result was good but we deserved to win the game," he said.

"We deserved a bit more. Overall, I want to congratulate the players because they played really well.

"The team was fantastic in the first half, but also in the second half when we had to get back into the game after conceding those two goals. The team was really brave and courageous and played really well to get back into the game.

"That’s the thing about football, you can make mistakes, and when you make mistakes against a team like Arsenal it's a heavy price to pay.

"We felt positive and optimistic about the future, I think we can continue to play well from this moment on."

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2 - 2

Competition
Premier League
Date
28 January 2014
Game week
23
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 2

Goals

José Fonte 21'
(assist by L. Shaw) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
48' O. Giroud
 (assist by B. Sagna)
1 - 2
52' Cazorla
 (assist by M. Özil)
A. Lallana 54'
(assist by J. Rodriguez) 
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4
3
17
6
11
8
20 80'
19 52'
12 31' 48'
44
Coach: A. Wenger

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
16 90+6'
21
1
2
12
26
27

Sunday 21 December

20:47
20:46
20:45
20:45
19:17
19:12
18:58
18:56
18:43
18:25
17:56
16:58
16:49
16:31
15:38
15:25
14:44
14:17
13:52
12:54
12:21
12:12
11:59
11:44
11:16
11:16
10:17
10:08
10:06
09:44
07:20
07:00
06:02
05:16
03:57
03:55
03:02
03:01
02:10
01:10

Saturday 20 December

23:52
23:50
23:40
23:36
23:10
22:49
22:48
21:31
21:13
21:03
20:51
20:51
20:38
20:23
20:22
20:21
20:14
20:13
20:10
19:58
19:51
19:49
19:46
19:39
19:36
19:22
19:21
19:16
18:54
18:53
18:10
18:06
17:59
17:59
17:56
17:54
17:53
17:29
17:25
16:52
16:43
16:04
15:56
15:51
15:48
15:39
14:09
13:26
12:03
11:59
10:31
06:56
05:40
05:10
03:44
01:58
01:32

Friday 19 December

23:57
23:54
23:52
23:20
23:14
22:53
22:52
22:31
22:25
21:22
21:09
20:51
20:33
19:20
19:01
18:58
18:47
18:20
17:43
17:41
17:26
16:58
16:53
16:52
16:48
16:02
15:29
15:26
15:01
14:42
14:14
13:55
13:55
13:20
13:11
12:30
12:26
12:14
11:22
11:13
11:10
10:24
10:22
10:16
09:40
09:20
07:07
05:53
05:31
04:54
04:50
04:02
02:14
01:31
00:55

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +23 39
2 17 +22 39
3 17 +12 32
4 17 +10 31
5 17 +15 29
6 17 +9 27
7 17 -1 27
8 17 +3 25
9 17 -5 23
10 17 -3 22
11 17 +0 21
12 17 -10 20
13 16 -3 19
14 17 -9 19
15 17 -6 17
16 17 -12 17
17 17 -8 15
18 17 -14 15
19 17 -9 13
20 17 -14 10

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