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No ref help says Herrara


Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has denied his team had received help from the referee to beat Costa Rica 1-0 after extra time and reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals.

Midfielder Andres Guardado converted from the spot in the 124th minute of Sunday's quarter-final after Guatemalan referee Walter Lopez awarded Mexico a controversial penalty for an alleged push on striker Oribe Peralta.

"It's not that (referees) help us. After so much trying (to score) we deserved to win," Herrera told reporters.

"I asked Oribe what happened and he said Miller 'threw himself onto me'. We'll have to see the video."