Shane Long and Theo Walcott both had goals prohibited at Craven Home.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl stated he might “live with a point” after his side were held to a goalless draw at Fulham.
Shane Long and Theo Walcott both aimed to have actually broken the deadlock for the visitors in the second half, only to have their efforts eliminated for offside after VAR evaluations, however Hasenhuttl stated his players carried out well in a hard game.
“We had today four players not available for the team and three of them were part of the first XI last time, with (Jannik) Vestergaard, (Oriol) Romeu and (Danny) Ings,” the Austrian manager stated.
” I think we did a good task today– we had bigger opportunities, we scored 2 goals, one was a very close offside.
” However it is difficult here, very hard to win here, since when you yield a goal it’s almost difficult to come back into the game– we have actually seen this in the past.
“So it was the most important thing first of all to have a clean sheet. I think that we did a good job against the ball.”
Southampton had actually formerly gone on a 7-match unbeaten run earlier in the season, during which they quickly topped the table.
Nevertheless, this result sees them leave of the European locations, and Hasenhuttl confessed his side lost their chances.
“This is what you can be a little bit sad about, that we were a little bit unlucky in the moment of scoring,” he stated.
” I think we had a big possibility in thefirst half Shane should make the goal from the free-kick and this was the most significant possibility in the game.
” We had, I think, a handball in thebox We might have had
“Little bit unlucky… but I can live with a point certainly.”
there.draw The Cottagers played out their 4th successive manager in the lack of their remains Scott Parker, who after a in self-isolation Fulham member of his home checked favorable for coronavirus, however with assistant Stuart Gray was dissatisfied
“You could tell by their reaction that they were happy to get a point, but we got in some very good areas, probably the final ball just let us down,” the point.
“But yes, the effort and commitment (were pleasing) and it’s four games unbeaten in the Premier League, which is very difficult to do as we know.”