Potter: We were frustrated with the red card

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Graham Potter claims they were frustrated by the red card they got against Manchester United as he believes the decision should have been a yellow card.

Brighton manager Graham Potter claims they were frustrated with the red card gotten by Dunk in the second half of the game against Manchester United.

Despite having an incredible performance at Old Trafford 10 men Brighton suffered defeat as goal from Ronaldo and Fernandes sink them.

Speaking after the game with Skysports Potter insists he is proud of his players for having that incredible display.

He stated that they were the better team in the first half of the game and also claim Dunk’s red card should have been a yellow card.

“We’re frustrated. We had large periods of the game, but we didn’t start the second half well, we gave the ball away and they punished us. Up until then, I thought we were probably the better team, first half especially.

“We’re frustrated with the sending off, but we have to survive, you’ve got 10 men at Old Trafford. We dug in incredibly well, hit the bar, Danny [Welbeck] had a header, so I’m really proud of the players for what they gave, and a little bit frustrated because I thought we could’ve got something tonight.”

Potter added: “The red card was a yellow card live, Adam Webster was round on the cover, it was not clear and obvious that he could not get there. If the referee gave a red card live, I could’ve accepted it more, but I don’t understand why the VAR’s getting involved in a clear and obvious error when it doesn’t look clear and obvious.

“I thought we were the better team in the first half. It is disappointing how the second half turned out. There is lots to be positive about and I am proud of the players. There is just a little bit of frustration there because it feels like a missed opportunity.

“The second goal is a foul on Alexis but it is what it is, you don’t get those here. It looked like a push but we have to accept it.”

 

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