Southampton grab last-minute equaliser

Nigel Adkins, SouthamptonSouthampton scored in the last minute against Fulham on Sunday to grab a 2-2 draw at St Mary’s Stadium.

Jose Fonte put the hosts one up after four minutes, however a Jos Hooiveld own goal and a late Kieran Richardson strike looked to have sealed all three points for the Cottagers.

Fonte popped up once more to hit the back of the net with the final whistle on the horizon, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Despite getting a point Nigel Adkins admitted that his side are capable of better performances.

“I’m trying to be positive,” Adkins told Sky Sports.

“We’ve got a point. We’ve come from behind at the very end there so I suppose that’s good character. The last five minutes were exciting for the crowd.

“But the second-half performance for me is nowhere near what we have been producing and can produce.

“We’ve been talking about it on the training ground all season – different ways to give ourselves a good defensive platform.

“Our first half is a little better when pressing up there but if you don’t press as a unit…

“If you look at the second half we were far too open, far too deep and there was far too much space for the opposition to play through us.

“And in the end we’ve conceded a couple of goals because of that,” he concluded.