Southampton's Redmond back in his groove at the perfect time, insists Hughes

  • Southampton's Redmond back in his groove at the perfect time, insists Hughes

Southampton's Redmond back in his groove at the perfect time, insists Hughes

Southampton defender Nathan Redmond calls out the referee for not asserting control of the game in the latter stages of their 1-1 draw at Everton.

On a pivotal day in the race for Premier League survival which saw Stoke relegated, Southampton's vital clash with Everton ended in painful drama for the struggling Saints.

But Davies said he and his side will be looking to win the last game of the season at West Ham.

Sam Allardyce took aim at his Everton players - and the club's fans - after the club's disappointing draw with Southampton.

Mark Hughes' side eventually took the lead as Nathan Redmond scored his first of the campaign with a superb far-post header not long after the restart.

Boss Hughes believes Redmond has been suffering a crisis of confidence amid Saints' struggles, but now hopes the 24-year-old can hit back to form at the ideal moment. He was being too sure, rather than the natural player he is, but I thought he was excellent when he came on'.

Everton appeared to be heading for another defeat, however, they managed to break Saints hearts in the dying moments when Tom Davies struck the equaliser in the final moments of stoppage time.

On Yoshida's red card for two bookable offences the Saints boss said: "Second one it was a mistimed tackle and there was a likelihood, considering it was Jon Moss, he would give a red card".

"Unfortunately the officials towards the end of the game haven't covered themselves in glory if we are honest", he said. "We've got a huge game very quickly and we can't feel sorry for ourselves", Hughes told Southampton's website.

"I thought we were awful".