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Austin had a goal disallowed.

Charlie Austin's tweet after his extraordinary post-match interview

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You’ve really got to feel sorry for Southampton and Charlie Austin right now.

The Saints were 1-0 up at home to Watford and appeared to be heading for a crucial three points.

And Charlie Austin looked to have given the home side the win when he finished from Nathan Redmond’s pull-back.

For the next 30 seconds, everyone associated with Southampton were in ecstasy.

That was until they realised the goal had been disallowed due to Maya Yoshida being deemed to have interfered with play from an offside position.

It was a crazy decision and it cost Southampton dearly with Jose Holebas equalising late on.

Austin was, rather unsurprisingly, fuming after the match and his post-match interview was rather brilliant.

“It’s ridiculous, they shouldn’t be in the game,” a furious Austin told television reporters. “We scored a perfectly good goal that was ruled out for offside. The officials cost us two points. They said it was offside, that is a joke.

"People go on about VAR, they clearly need help. If this is the best, most-watched league in the world then give them all the help they need. It is a joke.

"Sure there are many positives, we worked hard, we deserved three points and we would have got that had we not been let down by the official.

"We feel like we have been let down. I started well, worked hard to be up 1-0 at half-time and we stuck to the plan.

"We didn’t get beat but we should have gotten away with three points going into the international break.

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"The performance was there, we can take that away and we should manage the game. I’m angry is what it is, we should have won 2-0.”

And after that extraordinary interview, Austin has now tweeted.

He took to social media to write: “Spoken from the heart after today’s game, thats what the interview are for not to sit on the fence yes we all make mistakes but today was a costly one and @SouthamptonFC should of won the game.”

Well said.

The truth is, though, Austin is probably going to face a hefty fine - or even a ban - for questioning the officials in his interview.

Pretty ridiculous, huh?

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Maya Yoshida
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