Burnley boss Sean Dyche fumed at the first-half penalty that was not given.

Saints were fortunate not to go behind when Ashley Barnes looked to be brought down by Alex McCarthy – only to be booked by referee Anthony Taylor for simulation.

Dyche said: “I can’t believe what I’ve seen. That’s as clear a pen as I’ve seen in a long time.

“There’s no question on any level. The keeper tried to do his job but brought him down. It can’t be clearer. He falls naturally, that’s what worries me. That’s got to be given.

“I’m so please we did get a penalty which was equally a penalty. If that had not been given, it would have been ridiculous!

“But I’m pleased we got one and that it meant something.”

Dyche quipped: “It’s so long since we had a penalty I thought Danny Ings was going to take it!

“It would have been a travesty if we didn’t get a point at least. They started brighter at the start of the second half.

"There was a good early save from Tommy Heaton but we defended well and created chances.”

Asked about the penalty that was not given, Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “I don’t want to discuss the referee’s decisions.

“I think he did a good job today because it’s not easy to lead such a game with high intensity.

“For me there was too much discussing the referee’s decisions. We tried to focus on our game, to focus on our football.

“We conceded a penalty in overtime, that’s football. But we are now unbeaten in five.

“We had a good game today and that’s the most important thing for me.”