​Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino admitted that his side got 'lucky' with their equaliser in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Brighton.


Jack Stephens' second goal in as many games rescued a point for the Saints after James Ward-Prowse's deflected off the ​Brighton wall into the path of the defender after Glenn Murray's 14th minute penalty had put Brighton ahead.

Speaking to ​Sky Sports after the match, Pellegrino said: "We tried to break their defenders and they were really compact and played much deeper [than us].


"For us, we didn't play quick enough. But we scored this goal and we were a little bit lucky also. It was a really tight game."


The result leaves ​Southampton eighteenth in the Premier League, one point adrift of safety with thirteen games remaining, and speaking about the run in Pellegrino claimed: "The ​Premier League now, little by little, will be more tight but I think until the end we have to keep pushing.

"On Saturday we've got another opportunity against West Brom. It will be really difficult but I think we had to learn from today and keep going."


Southampton travel to bottom side ​West Brom on Saturday, and with just one away win all season, Pellegrino stressed the need to start picking up more points on the road, saying: 


"It's really important we pick up results because we leave a lot of points at home and we have to try and do something away."