Southampton drew their third-straight Premier League game and took their unbeaten run to five matches with a 1-1 stalemate at home to Brighton.

The two sides traded early blows with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Neal Maupay both having respective attempts at goal in the early minutes.

The visitors were the ones to break the deadlock inside 20 minutes courtesy of a clinical Maupay strike.

The Saints were struggling to make an impact on the game but did have an equaliser ruled out later in the half when Danny Ings was correctly ruled offside.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side made a much better start to the second-half with Ings and the newly introduced Che Adams both having glorious chances to draw level; the former hitting the post and the latter having one cleared off the line.

The hosts did eventually draw level when Nathan Redmond played in Ings who coolly slotted into the back of the net to get his 20th Premier League goal of the season.

Jannik Vestergaard almost gave Saints the lead with a stunning strike from distance that was denied by one of the saves of the season by Mat Ryan.

This result leaves Southampton in 12th place in the Premier League on 46 points, as many as they picked up in Claude Puel’s solitary campaign in charge.

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