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Laudrup bemoans late penalty

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup was left frustrated after a last-gasp penalty saw his side drop two points against Stoke.

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The Swans were 3-2 up thanks to a fine second-half fightback after the hosts had been trailing 2-0 at the interval at the Liberty Stadium.

Referee Robert Madley then awarded a penalty for handball against Wayne Routledge deep into injury time and substitute Charlie Adam slotted home from the spot to earn the Potters a share of the spoils.

Laudrup told Sky Sports: "I'm so frustrated. We have experience that teams score against us in injury time.

"What is incredible there is always opinion about 'is it a penalty, it is not a penalty' but how on earth can you explain that seven Stoke players inside (the box), none of them are asking for the penalty and still the referee gives it, in the 94th minute.

"I don't have words.....it's really incredible."

He added: "Sometimes I just wish that those referees or linesmen, they could come out and say 'Sorry, I made a mistake'.

"(That would be) no problem, we are all humans - I make mistakes, you make mistakes, the players make mistakes - but why can't the referees say sorry?"

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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