Southampton draw 1-1 with Swansea

Southampton remain in the Premier League relegation zone after a 1-1 draw against Swansea at St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday.

Reported by: Associated Press
Last updated on Sunday, 11 November, 2012 00:07 IST
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Southampton: Southampton remain in the Premier League relegation zone after a 1-1 draw against Swansea at St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday.

The Saints came into the game having given up 11 points from winning positions this season and again failed to hold a lead it got courtesy of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who converted a ball from Rickie Lambert with a header from close range in the 64th minute.

Southampton's defensive frailty — the Saints had conceded 28 goals in the first 10 games of the campaign to equal a Premier League record set by Barnsley in 1997 — was again apparent as the home side was pegged back when Swansea winger Nathan Dyer scored the equalizer in the 73rd with a neat finish from the edge of the penalty area.

The point moves the home side up to 19th place with five points while Swansea remains 11th on 13 points.

Story first published on: Sunday, 11 November 2012 00:03 IST

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