Three things we learnt from Southampton 1-1 draw with Sunderland

Both Southampton and Sunderland went into this Saturday afternoon clash at St. Mary’s looking for their first victories of the Premier League season, and their first wins under their new managers, with former Nice and Lyon coach Claude Puel having taken the reins at Southampton, with David Moyes steering the ship at the Stadium of Light in his first job in England since his ill-fated stint at Manchester United.

 

After Jermain Defoe opened the scoring from the penalty spot after being felled by José Fonte, Sunderland fans and indeed manager Moyes must’ve thought they were finally about to snatch that precious first three points this season, until Jay Rodriguez, somewhat of a forgotten man at Southampton after a long injury lay-off, hit a snapshot from range which rookie goalkeeper Jordan Pickford allowed to squirm under his body to gift the Saints a point.

 

The hunt for a precious first win of the season therefore goes on for both clubs, but what did we learn from this latest stalemate on the South Coast?

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