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Brighton manager Gus Poyet insists his side should have been awarded the points Hartlepool were deducted for fielding an ineligible player when the two clubs clashed last month.

Pools received the three-point deduction last week for playing Gary Liddle in the 2-0 win over Poyet's side despite the fact that the midfielder should have been suspended and the Uruguayan believes the Seagulls should have been given the points.

"Had it happened in Spain, Italy or France or any other league in the world we would have automatically awarded the game either 2-0 or 3-0 - with no need for a decision from the league," he told the Northern Echo.

"Here in England we have to wait for a decision. Then when that decision comes it is one which leaves the game in this country open to ridicule.

"In my opinion it's totally wrong. The points mean nothing to us, we are safe, we can not be promoted, we don't need the points.

"It is a matter of principle and for the sake of integrity of the Premiership, Football League or even the Football Conference or lower."

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