‘The Officials Cost Us Two Points’ – Charlie Austin Goes On Raging Rant After Atrocious Offside Decision Costs Southampton Victory Over Watford (Video)

Alan Duffy

10th, November 2018


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Southampton played out a 1-1 draw with Watford at St. Mary’s on Saturday, with the Premier League strugglers robbed of a perfectly good goal by a poor offside decision from the officials.

Manolo Gabbiadini had opened the scoring for Saints in the first-half, courtesy of his first home Premier League goal in over a year.

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The hosts thought they had taken the lead just after the hour-mark, when Charlie Austin fired home from inside the box.

However, after a significant delay, and while Austin and his team-mates were celebrating, ref Simon Hooper disallowed the goal after wrongly thinking the ball had gone in off Maya Yoshida, who was in an offside position.

The decision would prove crucial in the game, with Jose Holebas nabbing a late equaliser for Watford to give the visitors a share of the points.

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After the game, an outraged Austin didn’t hold back in front of the cameras…

Can’t blame him, really – though this Parklife remix of Austin’s diatribe is a work of genius…

The draw sees Mark Hughes’ side in 17th spot, kept out of the drop-zone by goal difference only.

Watford, on the other hand, go seventh.

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  1. Andrew says:

    Watford had a stone cold penalty denied to them so evens.

    • Nuno says:

      Exactly what I was thinking, yeah “help the referee” and you would have gotten a blatant penalty against Southampton in the first half. Evens.

  2. Comfy Chair says:

    FWIW, it’s THREE points, not “free” points…..

    Suck it up.

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