RALPH Hasenhuttl hailed Takumi Minamino's classy strike against Chelsea as "typical Taki".

The Japan international was sent clean through on goal by Nathan Redmond on 33 minutes at St Mary's and showed brilliant composure to send both the retreating Cesar Azpilicueta and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy the wrong way as he feigned a shot.

The 26-year-old then cheekily turned home an effort into the opposite side of the net with the outside of his right boot to mark his second goal for Saints, since arriving on loan from Liverpool earlier this month.

The goal was the first time Saints had mustered a touch in the Chelsea penalty area all afternoon.

The Blues fought back to earn a 1-1 draw, courtesy of a second-half Mason Mount spot-kick after the midfielder had been tripped by fellow England international Danny Ings.

Discussing Minamino's goal, Hasenhuttl said: "With the ball he is fantastic. He has good movements, good finishing around the box.

"He has good decisions. Against the ball he still has to learn but the intent is there and he tries to do it.

"He had a slow start today but the goal was typical Taki."