Ralph Hasenhüttl felt his side were good value for their point against Manchester United, as fans witnessed a hard-fought draw on their return to St Mary’s Stadium.
Saints boasted a half-time lead when Ché Adams’s strike was deflected into his own net by Fred, before the visitors hit back 10 minutes after the restart through Mason Greenwood.
Heading into the final half-an-hour it was Hasenhüttl’s side who went closest to claiming all three points, leaving the manager to reflect on a positive performance.
“I am very happy I must say because we deserved to get something today,” the manager said. “We had a fantastic first half and then changed everything in the second half, which is not so easy to do at half time.
“The first 15 minutes [after half-time] we were a little bit struggling, but then I’ve seen a team get adapted to it.
“The way we played the last 30 minutes was very good. We didn’t give them a lot of chances and had a few very good ones and could’ve won the game today, but in the end, overall it was a very good performance.
“I think we’ve shown that we can be the team that can take something and the first time at home to do it with the crowd is amazing.
“I cannot imagine more – yes, a win would’ve been fantastic – but we take the point and keep on going.”