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Chelsea extended their unbeaten record under their new German manager Thomas Tuchel to six Premier League matches as they came from behind to draw 1-1 at Southampton.

In the fight for survival in the English top-flight on Saturday, West Brom remained second-bottom but, even though down to 10 men after Semi Ajayi’s sending off, at least picked up a vital point as they drew 0-0 at Burnley.

At St Mary’s, Mason Mount’s second-half penalty earned Chelsea their point after Takumi Minamino had put the hosts Southampton ahead in the first half.

The result left Chelsea still fourth, while Southampton are 13th after ending a run of six straight defeats.

Minamino, on loan from Liverpool, showed superb calm in front of goal, bursting through and then waiting before the Chelsea goalkeeper moved before slotting the ball home for the opening goal after 33 minutes.

Chelsea had dominated the match until that point and eventually their persistence paid as Mount won a penalty, after being fouled by striker Danny Ings, and converted it nine minutes into the second half.

But Southampton held out to end a horrible run of form, including a 9-0 thrashing by Manchester United.

“It was an important point for us,” Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said.

“A draw today feels like a win. And it’s a step towards us returning to our normal form.”

Tuchel, though, was disappointed with his side’s lack of sharpness in front of goal.

“We had good possession in the opponent half [but] in the last 20 metres we lacked quality,” he said.

“We lacked determination, aggressiveness and more one on one chances.”

At Burnley, West Brom’s Ajayi was sent off for handball – and denying a goalscoring chance – after just 31 minutes.

But Sam Allardyce’s side held on – and might even have won it late on – as they picked up a point that leaves them still 11 points from safety.



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