Southampton had hopes of welcoming in a new era under Mauricio Pellegrino but this stalemate at home to Swansea City felt all too familiar. They had a stupendous total of 28 shots on goal but only two were on target. Playing at St Mary’s has been Southampton’s achilles heel for too long, all of last season in fact, and this was a record sixth successive home league match without scoring in front of their own supporters.
The lack of goals did little to prevent the Southampton manager’s first competitive match in charge being overshadowed by those missing parties. Virgil van Dijk, the Saints captain, and Gylfi Sigurdsson, the Swansea midfielder, were both absent, as questions continue to loom over their immediate futures. Swansea were totally devoid of any creativity but dug deep to earn a point from this entertaining but ultimately fruitless goalless draw.
Source: Football News
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