Echo Jury: So close ... but Saints did deserve something

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WE all know the beauty of scoring late goals, but it’s always hard to take when it goes against you, writes Matthew Foster.

On the face of it, it’s a good draw.

Southampton are a good side, and look like they will do well this season. But you can’t help feel that’s two points dropped, what with the lateness of their equaliser.

We didn’t play particularly well, although it did feel late in the second half that we might just about hold out for the win.

Westwood was always going to have a busier afternoon, and he pulled off some rather crucial saves in the game.

But it’s disappointing to concede from a set-piece for the second game running, and I’m sure that’s something Di Canio will want to iron out in training.

I’m also delighted for Giaccherini opening his Sunderland account – it was a good header from probably the smallest player on the field!

Hopefully there’s more of that to come from the Italian.

That first league win of the season will have to wait for at least another week.

To read the rest of the Echo Jury, please see tonight’s Sunderland Echo.