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Pascal Gross admits that the VAR decision was difficult for Brighton

Tue 08 December 2020 | 17:09

The Brighton midfielder has said that the controversial decision for the VAR, which led to a penalty and a 2-1 defeat against Southhampton, was difficult.

After

kyle Walker-Peters

was brought down by

Solly March

with the score level at 1-1,

Southampton

was awarded a dubious spot-kick.

The referee first declared a free-kick outside the area but after reviewing VAR he announced a penalty.

Denny Ings

, who returned to the team injury, scored a spot-kick in the 81

st

minute to give Southhampton three points.

Brighton had fired by

Gross

into the lead from the first penalty of the game after the ball hit James Ward-Prowse’s arm.

“Both teams showed fight,” Gross told his club’s website.

“The decision in the end is very hard, when you speak to the referee and the other players the first contact is outside the box, you could see it on the screen.

“When you get a decision like that it’s difficult. For the foul, is it the first contact? Is it the

second?”

Brighton also welcomed back 2000 fans after nine-month and Gross believes there is

more to come from his side.

“We started quite well, but I don’t want to take anything away from Southampton. We deserved the lead, but there are small margins that need to go your way in the

Premier League

,” Gross said.

“We had chances to get a better result and that’s the next step we have to take, we have to continue to make those chances and we have to convert more of them.”

 

 

 

 

 

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