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DUNK'S FRUSTRATION AT SAINTS' EQUALISER

1 February 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk stretches to meet the ball at St Mary's.

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk expressed his frustration towards Southampton’s equalising goal at St Mary’s last night, and admitted a point was less than he’d hoped for out of the game.

The 26-year-old was denied another Premier League clean sheet by Jack Stephens’ goal in the second half for the hosts, and the defender couldn’t hide his disappointment at not holding on for all three points.

He said, “Probably neither side are [happier with the result]. We both had our fair share of chances and possession.

“We were better in the first half but they were better in the second half. The goal was frustrating to concede, it was a little bit lucky but very frustrating.

“It’s not nice to concede that goal, or any goal, at any time. It was frustrating for us all, but we’ve got to take this point home and move on for Saturday.”

Despite conceding in the second period, Dunk felt Albion produced a good level of performance against the Saints, and hopes the club’s new additions up front can have a positive impact.

“I think we defended well, they had a lot of possession but we didn’t give them many chances. We could have got a little bit more [out of the game].

“We’ve brought in a couple of strikers, so hopefully they can come in, get some game time and chip in with a few goals between now and the end of the season.

Glenn Murray showed his nerve from the penalty spot to put the Seagulls in front, and despite missing a spot-kick against Burnley earlier in the season, Dunk showed his faith in the forward’s ability from 12 yards.

“I always trust him [Glenn Murray] at times like that - I think he’s going to score every time he steps up.”


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