Southampton scores late to draw vs Sunderland

Southampton conceded an early goal before grabbing a late

equalizer to draw 1-1 against Sunderland in the Premier League on

Saturday.

Center back Jose Fonte denied Sunderland a first win of the

season with a last-gasp header that earned the Saints a hard-earned

point.

Emanuele Giaccherini put Paolo Di Canio’s team ahead in the

third minute at St Mary’s after he was left unmarked to head in a

corner from Sebastian Larsson.

Southampton dominated the second half and Fonte got the

equalizer in the 88th with a powerful header from a free kick from

James Ward-Prowse.

It was just reward for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, which came

into the game buoyed by an opening-day win at West Brom.