NATHAN Redmond believes that Saints should have won at Premier League giants Manchester City even after earning a valuable 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Goal-scorer Redmond, who put Saints ahead on 27 minutes before Kelechi Iheanacho levelled in the second half, was content to take a point from Pep Guardiola’s side, but felt that a win wouldn’t have flattered Saints.

Despite City laying siege to Claude Puel’s men late on in the game, and having around 65 per cent possession, the 22-year-old hailed Saints’ defensive steel and belief that may have seen them snatch all three points.

“The lads put in a shift today,” he said. “We’re happy with a point, but we felt like we should have nicked all three.

“We come to these places thinking we can get something, so the mentality is fantastic and we all dug in for each other today.”

“We had the chances to [win it] on the counterattack and maybe on another occasion Charlie [Austin] finishes his [chance] in the second half,” he continued.

“We could do maybe a bit better on the set pieces, but we defended brilliantly today – especially in the second half.”

The winger-cum-striker, who was signed from Norwich for £10m in the summer, revealed that Saints have a mindset that makes them believe they can get a result anywhere, even against a City side with an abundance of world class players.

“We have that belief and in the run of form that Charlie Austin’s in, Dusan (Tadic) with his creativity and the players in the midfield, its why can’t we [get a result]?”

Redmond netted his third goal of the season and his second in two games to give Saints the lead at City.

The England Under-21 international pounced on John Stones’ errant back-pass to nip in, round goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and hit into the net.

He says he sensed an opportunity.

“I was just anticipating the mistake,” he said. “Once I managed to get round the keeper it was just about keeping my cool, which I’ve been working on a lot in training.

“It was credit to the system how we tried to press and about anticipating the mistake.”