RALPH Hasenhuttl labelled Saints' win against Man City as the 'best home performance' since he arrived at St Mary's in December 2018.

The south coast side had won just four times at home this season prior to Sunday's famous victory against the former Premier League champions.

A first half Che Adams goal proved to be the difference and Hasenhuttl hopes they can build on their home form following the victory.

“Every win is important,” Saints’ boss reflected.

“We were last in the home rankings and definitely didn’t do the best job at home this season.

“But today [Sunday] was by far the best home game since I’ve been the manager.

“We had so many home games where we gave goals away but today we invested everything to block shots and defend our box.

“We spoke about that and we knew how they would be around our box, it’s like a power play.”

Hasenhuttl also praised Alex McCarthy and paid tribute to how well he responded to his costly mistake against Arsenal.

The Saints keeper was unflappable against City and made a string of brilliant stops throughout the match.

“I think we speak about the development with the ball and today he showed he can be calm on the ball,” he added.

“He made a few decisions right and this is what we have to do in the future.

“I spoke about the mistake against Arsenal, but this happens. It’s a philosophy question and we decided to be more brave with the ball.”