Saints conceded from a last-minute penalty to end up drawing 1-1 with Burnley after Nathan Redmond had put them on the verge of an excellent win.

Here are five things we learned from the game:

1. Danny Ings could be set for another spell on the injury table:

Daily Echo: Peter Crouch consoles Danny Ings as he exits the Turf Moor pitchPeter Crouch consoles Danny Ings as he exits the Turf Moor pitch

It was a worrying sign for Saints when Ings hobbled off the pitch before the first half was over.

The striker went down unchallenged, clutched his hamstring and waited for the physio make his way onto the field.

Ings, who has just returned from a hamstring injury, then limped his way past the Saints fans and down the tunnel.

2. Alex McCarthy was back to commanding his six-yard area with authority:

Daily Echo: Alex McCarthyAlex McCarthy

Although McCarthy conceded a penalty in the last moments of the match, it’s hard to blame him for that.

Up until then, he had commanded his area with an authority that was missing against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

McCarthy had got into the habit of trying to punch the ball way, as opposed to catching it, but that wasn’t the case at Turf Moor.

This instilled confidence in the defence and saw him make a string of excellent saves.

3. Ralph Hasenhuttl had no one to turn to:

Daily Echo: Saints manager Ralph HasenhuttlSaints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl

Bringing academy graduates into the first team and onto the bench is excellent for the fans and club.

But, when Saints needed to see the game out and bring someone on with experience, in defence or midfield, there wasn’t anyone there.

As good as Yan Valery, Josh Sims and Alfie Jones might turn out to be, it would have been unfair to throw them on in such an important match.

4. It was the same old story at Turf Moor:

Daily Echo: Ashley Barnes celebrates scoring from the penalty spotAshley Barnes celebrates scoring from the penalty spot

Saints came agonisingly close to ending their Turf Moor hoodoo.

They haven’t won away against Burnley since October 2007, which looked certain to end yesterday with injury time fading away.

Ashley Barnes ensured Saints’ dismal run in Lancashire continued for another season with his penalty in the final seconds of the game.

5. Saints remain unbeaten:

Daily Echo: Nathan Redmond celebrates with Matt Targett after giving Saints the leadNathan Redmond celebrates with Matt Targett after giving Saints the lead

Before the game kicked-off yesterday, a draw would have been a good result.

However, to be leading away to a relegation rival with injury time almost up, and to not win, is a real kick in the teeth for Saints.

But it’s important to remember that the draw keeps the unbeaten Premier League run in 2019 going and keeps their confidence high for the Cardiff match next Saturday.