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Lallana hails 'outstanding' Boruc after win against Swansea
Adam Lallana hailed the “outstanding” Artur Boruc as the difference between Saints and Swansea.
The keeper made a string of superb saves at St Mary’s to keep the visitors out and secure the club not only a victory but also a fifth clean sheet in their opening seven Premier League games.
“He was outstanding today, he was probably man of the match,” said Lallana, whose own performance would have garnered a healthy number of votes for that award too.
“He made a few vital saves and he was probably the difference of the two sides. We were a bit more clinical in the final third.”
Lallana was also bemused as to why Victor Wanyama’s goal from a second-half corner was ruled out by referee Mike Dean.
The official blew for a foul after the midfielder had converted James Ward-Prowse’s delivery from close range, but replays indicated little in the way of wrongdoing.
Swansea would argue justice was done, though, as a corner should never have been awarded, with Ward-Prowse having kicked the ball out.
“We should have had a third really,” said Lallana. “Victor’s goal was disallowed, which was pretty unfair. I just thought it was a goal. I was on the edge of the box and I’ve seen it.”
Whatever the margin of victory, though, the important fact is that Saints got the win.
They have now built up a real head of steam going into the international break, which comes before the trip to Manchester United in two weeks.
“It’s three wins on the bounce,” said Lallana. “We’ll go into the international break now and rest up a little bit and recharge the batteries for a tough game at Old Trafford.”
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