SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER ANGRY WITH REFEREE FOR NOT ISSUING A RED CARD TO ALONSO

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Relegation-battlers Southampton took a shock 2-0 lead against Chelsea at the St Mary’s Stadium before the Blues mounted an impressive comeback to win the game 3-2.

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard cancelled out efforts from Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek, before substitute Giroud completed the turnaround with 15 minutes remaining.

During the game, there was an incident that could have earned Marcos Alonso a red card as he stamped on Shane Long, and Mark Hughes was unhappy that the Chelsea wing-back wasn’t given a red card.

Speaking to Sky Sports after his side’s demoralising defeat, Hughes said: “In the last two games against Arsenal and Chelsea I’ve seen encouraging things but also things that will damage us in the coming games if we don’t learn from them.

“I’ve got a group fighting to get out of this situation but we’ve not taken points where we should’ve done again.

“I’ve seen Marcos Alonso’s tackle on Shane Long again – it’s a clear red card and clear intent to hurt Shane. It could’ve broken his leg.

“There were three officials within five to 10 yards so how each of them missed it is a mystery to me.”

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