Pellegrino calls for VAR after “injustice” extends Saints woes


Southampton took a 2-0 lead at Watford and played well enough to pick up a first win since Oct. 26, but drew 2-2 when Abdoulaye Doucoure’s handled winner eluded the eyes of the linesman.

Saints’ boss Mauricio Pellegrino, whose job has seemingly been on the line for some time, was left very upset by the decision or lack thereof and wants video review in the Premier League soon.

[ RECAP: Watford 2-2 Saints ]

“I never see this type of mistake in the Premier League before,” Pellegrino said. “To live this injustice is really hard. I think we have to try (VAR) and analyse if it’s possible to help the sport to make better decisions, even for the referee.”

Pellegrino also stressed his belief that Saints have been moving in the right direction despite sitting just outside the drop zone. Winless in 10, Southampton drew Manchester United on Dec. 30 and have played a number of tough foes during their drought.

“The last four games the team is growing. Playing in this way it’s easy for everybody because I’m sure we’ll win games.”