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Hasenhuttl: Southampton draw feels like a defeat

Ralph Hasenhuttl was disappointed to concede a late penalty against Burnley, causing Southampton to miss out on all three points.

The Saints manager said the 1-1 felt more like a loss than it did a draw, but accepted the result was a fair one in the end.

Southampton looked on their way to a massive win in the fight for Premier League survival but conceded a late penalty with Ashley Barnes supplying the finish in the 94th minute.

Hasenhuttl admitted after the game that his charges could consider themselves ‘lucky,’ but was keen to stress the positives of the game.

“It feels a bit different this one. The 1-1 with Crystal Palace on Wednesday felt a success but this feels like losing. But I think it was a fair result. We had a few situations where we were lucky,” the Austrian told BBC Sport.

“We are unbeaten in five games which is important for me. We had a big chance but it’s important to keep winning points consistently and that’s what we are doing. It’s important steps. This point will help us in the end very much so I see the positives.

“We showed again we are hard to beat, also in the away games, and that is important to me.

Nathan Redmond came in for praise from his manager after giving Southampton the lead with a tremendous shot from outside the box in the 55th minute, his third league goal of the season.

“I call Nathan Redmond a difference maker. He is a guy who can win games for us. Fantastic performances at the moment and I hope it goes on.

“It’s important at this stage we feel hard to beat and the mentality in the team is important at the moment. We are in a good position but it’s not done.”

The result leaves Southampton two points outside the drop zone after Cardiff beat Bournemouth in the evening’s late kick off.

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