With three defeats on the spin for Southampton ahead of the October international break, the return of the Premier League calendar gave manager Ralph Hasenhuttl a tough trip to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier on Saturday.
It was a bizarre game really. Wolves had the ball in the back of the net twice in the opening 45 minutes but the Video Assistant Referee technology ruled both of them out, firstly for handball and then offside, leaving Danny Ings to open the scoring eight minutes into the second period.
The hosts did quickly equalise from the penalty spot just after the hour mark, but that was their only shot on target, so Southampton come away looking at two points dropped as we just couldn’t kill the game off.
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle, our gaffer said of the efforts on the day.
“I felt it was a game to win. We changed our players to try and win. It was important for us to take something today, especially after the performances before the break. I think we have found our way to a balanced and organised defence and that is so important in pushing forwards. We need to keep doing that now and moving up.”