IT’s not often a team can reflect on a point gained after conceding a last-minute equaliser.

But Saints can be more than satisfied with their draw away to an in-form Burnley side that had been on the receiving end of a 90th-minute leveller at Manchester United only three days earlier.

Ashley Barnes, who helped put Burnley 2-0 up at Old Trafford, earned his side another point.

But the Burnley penalty with which he scored was not as clear-cut as the incident that bizarrely resulted in a booking for Barnes after he was brought down by Alex McCarthy.

Both sets of players were incredulous at Anthony Taylor’s decision to hand the furious striker a yellow card for simulation.

Saints could not believe their luck, but it ran out all-too predictably in the dying stages of an absorbing six-pointer.

There was nothing lucky about Nathan Redmond’s sixth goal in ten games.

He looked set to emulate Mick Channon, Saints’ only scorer of a top-flight winner at the Premier League’s second-oldest ground, after his wonderful 20-yarder.

That was until Peter Crouch used his height and vast experience to get the better of Jack Stephens, who betrayed his lack of the latter as he challenged with an arm raised.

Ideally, it would have been Jannik Vestergaard, the Premier League’s tallest defender, marking its tallest striker during the chaotic denouement.

But a point at Turf Moor, where Saints are now without a win in four Premier League visits, would have been gratefully received had it been offered beforehand.

It means Saints are enjoying their longest unbeaten run since September 2016.

The sight of Danny Ings limping off was as disappointing as the equaliser.

In his first game back at the club where he remains hugely popular, nearly four years after leaving for Liverpool, he failed to take Saints’ best chance of the first half before limping off.

But Saints still created opportunities before Redmond’s latest beauty.

If he keeps playing like this an England recall must be a possibility.

Saints’ academy players will have taken more encouragement from Hasenhuttl’s willingness to hand Callum Slattery a full Premier League debut in such a physical encounter.

With Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Mario Lemina unavailable he was short of options, but Slattery grew in confidence and will be battle-hardened for the experience.

His introduction brought to mind Jake Hesketh’s Premier League debut at Turf Moor under Ronald Koeman four years ago.

Hesketh limped off after half an hour and has not played in the Premier League since, but it is unlikely we have seen the last of Slattery this season.