Southampton 1-1 Watford Highlights
Nathan Redmond scored on his first Premier League appearance for Southampton to rescue a point against Watford at St Mary’s Stadium.
Etienne Capoue rifled the Hornets into the lead after a header by Troy Deeney created space for the midfielder.
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Kick off: 15:00 BST
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium
Southampton are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Watford (W3, D2).
Watford have failed to score in any of the four most recent league encounters and they managed just one shot on target in last season’s two fixtures.
Southampton have earned 39 points in 2016, a tally only bettered by champions Leicester (42).
They ended last season with four successive wins and could register five Premier League victories in a row for the first time in 15 years.
Saints have won eight and lost just one of their last 10 league games at St Mary’s.
Claude Puel is the seventh French manager in the Premier League – only half of the previous six remained in charge for more than 20 matches in the competition.
The last Southampton manager to win his opening Premier League game in charge was Paul Sturrock in March 2004.
The top two goalscorers for Southampton last season have both left the club this summer – Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane scored a combined 29 goals in 2015-16.
Watford are unbeaten in their last nine season-opening matches but have yet to win their first Premier League fixture of a season (D1, L2).
They avoided relegation for the first time in a Premier League campaign last season, earning a club record 45 points in the competition.
The Hornets were seventh in the table at Christmas – just one point behind the top four – but only managed 17 points and four wins from their remaining 21 matches.
Odion Ighalo has scored just two goals in 18 Premier League appearances in 2016 so far, having managed 13 league goals in his first 19 games of last season.