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Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall insists the 17-16 win over Nothampton was deserved
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall felt justice was done when Stephen Myler hit the bar with a late kick in the 17-16 win over Northampton.
The Saints fly-half almost snatched glory in the final seconds at Stadium MK from five yards inside his own half, and while McCall was impressed by the attempt he believes a successful kick would have been rough justice for Saracens.
"Of course it would have been a sick feeling to lose it at the end," McCall said. "Sometimes you lose and that is fine but when you are on top, like we felt we were on top, it would have been disappointing.
"At the same time sometimes that is your own fault, if you have got ahead of yourselves and not done things quite right.
"I felt the same as everyone else felt. It was out of our hands. We knew it was a very difficult kick. It was an unbelievable strike in fairness."
Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder was happy with his team's attitude despite their drop to sixth place in the Aviva Premiership following the defeat.
Mallinder said: "The lads gave everything and it was a tremendous effort from them. I'm very proud. It went down to the wire. We just didn't get the bounce of the ball.
"We'd like to be top of the league like every single club, but we're realistic and know that we haven't played as well as we'd have liked in every game."
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|Friday 5th September|
|19:45||Northampton vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 6th September|
|14:00||Sale vs Bath|
|14:00||Saracens vs Wasps|
|15:00||Leicester vs Newcastle|
|16:30||London Irish vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 7th September|
|14:00||London Welsh vs Exeter|
|Friday 12th September|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Saracens|
|Saturday 13th September|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Sale|
|15:00||Bath vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Exeter vs Leicester|
|Sunday 14th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Northampton|
|15:00||Newcastle vs London Irish|
|Friday 19th September|
|19:45||Gloucester vs Exeter|
|Saturday 20th September|
|14:00||Sale vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Saracens|
|15:15||Bath vs Leicester|
|Sunday 21st September|
|14:00||Newcastle vs Northampton|
|Friday 26th September|
|19:45||London Welsh vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 27th September|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Irish|
|15:00||Saracens vs Sale|
|15:15||Northampton vs Bath|
|Sunday 28th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Newcastle|
|14:00||Exeter vs Harlequins|
|Friday 3rd October|
|19:45||Bath vs Saracens|
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