RALPH Hasenhuttl told Jack Stephens to 'keep his head up ' after conceding the last-minute penalty from which Burnley salvaged a point.

Saints were denied victory by a last-minute Ashley Barnes penalty after Stephens handled the ball in an aerial challenge with Peter Crouch.

“The only real frustration is that it happened in overtime and the way it happened was disappointing,” said Hasenhuttl, after his side extended their unbeaten run to five matches in the Premier League.

“Jack’s not happy about that but he can hold his head up because he had a fantastic game today.

“These things happen in football, the hand was a little high and Crouch was very clever.

“It’s not a reason to be sad because [Jack] had a good game and we all showed we can win this game. We were close to winning - there were a lot of positives.”

Saints had looked like taking all three points following Nathan Redmond’s sixth goal in ten games, a 20-yarder midway through the second half.

But Hasenhuttl admitted Burnley deserved a point.

“Over the 90 minutes they also had a few chances, " he continued.

"They hit the bar and there were two good saves from Alex McCarthy so it was a fair result for both sides.

“We know we had a good game today. We were the better footballing team and had a few very good situations, mainly in the first 25 minutes and after the break also.

“They tried to play long balls in the box and it’s always difficult to defend against such a physically strong team.

“It’s not easy to keep a clean sheet. We were close but not close enough.”

The sight of Danny Ings limping off in his first game back at the club where he made his name was another disappointment.

Ings was replaced midway through the first half with a recurrence of his hamstring injury, four days after playing the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

“I hope it’s not too serious,” said Hasenhuttl. “Maybe the second game in four days was a little bit too much for his hamstring. I hope it’s not too bad.”