Nathan Redmond says he anticipated the error from which he scored Southampton’s goal after watching previous Manchester City matches.
Redmond’s goal, latching onto John Stones’ careless pass to Vincent Kompany, was opportunistic but the Saints star later revealed he had been waiting for such an opening.
He said: “From watching their games in preparation for the match we knew they would give us chances. As soon as I saw the opportunity I anticipated it and then I had to keep a cool head, which I’ve been working on since I came to the club.”
Despite failing to hold onto their gift-wrapped lead, Redmond said Saints were happy to take a draw and extend their unbeaten league run to five games.
Even so, he felt the visitors could have gone on to achieve more.
The former Norwich winger told the club’s website, www.southamptonfc.com: “We can take the positives, we’ve come away with a point, but with our mentality in the squad, we wanted all three points at the end of the day.
“But we’ll take the point and we’ll keep going. We’ve got some good form now in the league, so we’ll look to continue that moving forward.”