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Pardew unhappy with penalty call
Published : 20 Dec 2009 10:57:29
Robert Snodgrass hit a late winner to keep Leeds at the top of the table but Pardew felt the Saints deserved a spot-kick. He said: "Michail Antonio was taken out and we felt we should have had a penalty. The referee got the big decision wrong. "When Jermaine Beckford came off the field with 15 minutes left I thought we had done three-quarters of the job. "We felt the last 20 minutes would be a good period to win the game so it was disappointing to concede a goal just after Beckford was substituted. "We switched off, maybe thinking we had done the job, but I couldn't fault the commitment of the players. Although we missed Morgan Schneiderlin's composure in midfield, we showed we are not far behind Leeds."