SuperSport boss Gavin Hunt unhappy with no-penalty call in Sundowns draw

SuperSport boss Gavin Hunt unhappy with no-penalty call in Sundowns draw

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt believes his side should have been awarded a penalty in the 1-1 draw against Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld on Tuesday.

Towards the end of the first half, Sundowns left-back Divine Lunga appeared to upend SuperSport striker Bradley Grobler in the box - a challenge which resulted in Grobler dislocating his shoulder and having to be taken to hospital at the interval.

Sundowns pinned SuperSport back in their own half for most of the encounter but Matsatsantsa remained resolute at the back with Grobler's equaliser shortly before he was substituted enough to salvage a share of the spoils following Teboho Mokoena's stunning opener.

Speaking on the penalty incident, Hunt said: "Yes, it (Grobler injury) affected us. I thought it was a penalty and it look like he was kicked from behind.

"He dislocated his shoulder so he™s gone to the hospital because it didn™t look good. It™s a huge blow because we don™t have depth and we™re struggling there so it was a huge blow for us."

Meanwhile, the former Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs tactician praised his side's performance. With a number of first-time regulars injured, players from the DStv Diski side had to step up and they did admirably.

"It was a good performance and the game could have gone either way but we did great with a lot of young players from the Diski team. They are doing well and trying to get better so they will need a bit of time but we are doing great. We have to commend them and move forward," concluded Hunt.

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