Alan Pardew claims he would be furious with Spurs player if he were Pochettino

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Former West Ham and Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has claimed that Mauricio Pochettino will be furious with Serge Aurier.

Tottenham were reduced to ten men after 31 minutes when the Ivorian was shown his second yellow card in the space of just over four minutes.

Referee Graham Scott had no option but to show Aurier his first yellow for a strong challenge when he went to ground.

The second was somewhat frustrating when the Spurs players felt that they should have been awarded a throw-in, only for Scott to continue with play.

Aurier brought down Ryan Bertrand which resulted in him heading to the dressing room.

Thankfully the decision did not end up costing Spurs dearly after digging in to grind out a 2-1 victory against the Saints in North London.

At 26, Aurier needs to iron out the petulance and unpredictability in his game which could have been catastrophic if the home side had not picked up the three points.

Pardew told the BBC: “Tottenham are going mental because over on that far side, it looked like the ball had gone out of play. The game continued and it was put down Serge Aurier’s channel and he pulled him back. Therefore it’s a yellow card and he has to go off.

“The first yellow card was a terrible challenge so it’s completely his own fault. I would be furious if I was Pochettino.”

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