Saints remain in 16th position after today's 2-2 draw at Wigan, but again it was a case of what could have been after conceding in the 90th minute.
Saints' first half performance was uninspiring and not up to the standard of recent games. Having said this though they were slightly unlucky to go in behind on the balance of play, with Ali Al Habsi and Artur Boruc having been called into action a similar number of times, although Wigan had more possession and were marginally better. Their goal came from a corner, with Gary Caldwell finding space to head home.
In the second half it was a different story though, as Saints re-established the successful pressing game that gave Manchester United so much trouble on Wednesday. Rickie Lambert scored his 99th goal for Saints and then Morgan Schneiderlin tapped in after good work from Jay Rodriguez in the 85th minute to make it 2-1. However, Wigan again scored from a corner late on to ensure the points would be shared.
Conceding two goals from corners is of course frustrating, but it's nothing to get too worked-up about. Saints have actually defended corners well this season, with Robin Van Persie being the last person to score from one against us this season in September, if memory serves me correctly. Maya Yoshida was at fault for the first, although credit must be given to Caldwell for an excellent header, while Luke Shaw and Boruc both could've done better with the second. None of the mistakes were massive though, and all three of those players have bailed us out on other occasions, so it's no good pointing the finger.
All in all it was a frustrating day, and the old cliché of a draw feeling like a defeat ring true. In the grand scene of thing however, a point away from home isn't that terrible a result.