Not the result we wanted or deserved, but still in a great position going into the Christmas period. Played with no fear and really did test Manchester City.
City returned to winning ways in the Premier League and reduced the gap to the top four with a hard-fought victory over us at St Mary's.
Raheem Sterling swept in from Kevin de Bruyne's cutback after 16 minutes as Pep Guardiola's side stamped their authority following the hosts' energetic start.
We began the day third in the table, responded well but their efforts to draw level were hampered by the loss of striker Danny Ings through injury before half-time.