Southampton's scoring woes continue in 0-0 draw vs Swansea

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13 August, 2017

Dusan Tadic and Maya Yoshida each fired wide from inside the six-yard area.

But it's a fair bet that the Gabon global will soon be a permanent fixture in the Saints team if this is the best that his new team-mates can do.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino was denied a winning start to the Premier League season when his side failed to find the target against Swansea. "The only thing that's important at the moment is the Gylfi Sigurdsson situation".

Are many goals scored in our opening games?

Summer signings Mario Lemina and Jan Bednarek could make their competitive debuts for Saints as new boss Mauricio Pellegrino takes the helm for the first time in the Premier League.

How about goals at Southampton involving the Swans?

Southampton have never won an opening day home fixture in the Premier League.

"We did everything to win the game but we couldn't", said Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrini, who replaced Claude Puel in the offseason. Sometimes you create lots of chances and you don't score any goals.

"As a manager you work out how to create spaces and chances behind defences, in front of them, on the overlap and in wide areas, but to have the accuracy to score a goal is something that is hard to work on".

"Swansea is a good team, they were ready to attack us but we were well balanced and that was the key to controlling the game in the second half". We've lost twice, the game against Manchester United that we mentioned above, and our very first Premier League match at Manchester City - losing 4-0.

Paul Clement knows Swansea City must play better going forward if they are to build on their goalless draw with Southampton on the opening weekend. "Hopefully he can change his point of view to be with us in the next few weeks". The last-gasp defending was good but we didn't use the ball well enough further up the pitch. Every game we play we have to try to get points on the board and look to play better.

In 5 games at St Mary's, we've won only once, and that was a day we had our backs to the walls and carved out a 1-0 win under Garry Monk.

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