Claude Puel has praised the attitude of his players, as they came from behind to see of Crystal Palace at St Mary’s.
Nathan Redmond’s first-half strike cancelled out Christian Benteke’s opener, before Maya Yoshida and James Ward-Prowse completed the 3-1 scoreline.
“We kept going with a good attitude and spirit,” started Puel.
“Especially in response to the difficult scenario of going behind – it was important for us to finish the game with a high intensity.
“After the game against Bournemouth we have had a good and you could see that today in the quality and intensity in our game.”
Despite going behind on the half-hour mark, Saints had the better of the opening chances, and came close through Shane Long and Oriol Romeu.
And Puel felt his side created enough chances to take a lead into the break.
“It was difficult to accept,” he continued.
“We were creating a lot of opportunities and showing quality on the pitch without a good clinical edge.
“But it was important to win this game - I am happy with the whole squad because they have been working fantastically in training and took that onto the pitch.”