Hughes: It was a positive performance

By SFC Media time Sat 01 Dec Saints v Man Utd
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Mark Hughes felt there was plenty of positives to take from his side’s performance in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United at St Mary’s.

Saints raced into a two-goal lead through Stuart Armstrong and a superb Cedric free-kick, but we pegged back by the visitors before the interval.

But despite the obvious disappointment of not taking all three points, Hughes was happy with what he saw.

Asked if he had mixed emotions, Hughes said: “A little bit. Given the circumstances of the game and going into a 2-0 lead and playing very well, causing them problems.

"To concede the goals we did, a little bit too easily in my view, is an area that has hurt us at times this season.

“I thought we were a lot better in the second-half and we restricted United to very few opportunities. I don’t recall too many occasions where we’ve needed Alex [McCarthy] to help us out.

“Overall, it’s a good performance as clearly we were up against a club of huge resources and sometimes you’ve got to go toe-to-toe and see where it takes you.

“For the most part we were the team in the ascendancy, we were the team asking questions in the opposition half and that’s good. That’s how it has to be and overall it can’t be a disappointing view on the night.”


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