Barclays Premier League side Southampton will be lodging an appeal to have the red card shown to key man Sadio Mane in the game against Stoke City reversed.
Mane was sent off in the closing stages of the Saturday 12 March win after a collision with Stoke’s Erik Pieters and the Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes the decision was wrong
Koeman was also critical of Mason’s decision to turn down a penalty shout in the second half for Jack Butland’s challenge on Dusan Tadic and believes the referee got it wrong on both occasions.
He however lauded his players’ fight as the Saints picked a 2 – 1 win to boost their race for a place in Europe next season.
“It’s a penalty, and the red card isn’t a red card,” Koeman said. “We will appeal against that. But we made a good step today, and our ambition is still to get in Europe. It’s the same for Stoke, and it is a big win for us today.
“This is a very tough place to come and it’s very good we are now above Stoke. It is a very important win for our ambitions for the rest of the season.” He said.