MX23RW : Wednesday, July 28 09:02:55| >> :60:366:366:

Result: Jose Fonte scores late to secure 1-1 draw

Jose Fonte scores a late equaliser to cancel out Emanuele Giaccherini's opener as the Saints and Sunderland draw.

Jose Fonte scored with just two minutes remaining to secure a share of the spoils for Southampton against Sunderland this afternoon.

Southampton's Jose Fonte is congratulated by team mates after scoring the equaliser against Sunderland on August 24, 2013© Getty Images

The away side took the lead in the third minute with a headed goal from Emanuele Giaccherini, who met Sebastian Larrson's outswinging corner.

There was an immediate response from the Saints, but Jay Rodriguez's strike was ruled out for offside.

Rickie Lambert almost got the equaliser when he met James-Ward Prowse's cross, but Kieren Westwood clawed it away.

More good work by Ward-Prowse saw the ball fall for Rodriguez, but his shot deflected wide for a corner.

Sunderland claimed for a penalty but Jozy Altidore's fall failed to convince the referee.

The home side then had their own penalty appeal when Jose Fonte went down in the box trying to reach Ward-Prowse's free kick.

Fonte was again in the action soon after, when his shot from 35 yards drifted wide.

Southampton made a double change for the second half as Nathaniel Clyne and Pablo Osvaldo replaced Morgan Schneiderlin and Luke Shaw.

The home almost got level when Lambert nodded the ball into Adam Lallana's path, but the captain's shot went inches wide.

New signing Osvaldo then made a play to Rodriguez who saw his shot saved by Westwood.

Lambert came even closer to the equaliser but his goal-bound strike produced another save from Westwood.

Southampton were having the majority of the play and Rodriguez was again involved in the attack but smashed a 20-yard effort over the bar.

Osvaldo went close to scoring on his debut but couldn't reach Lambert's pass. However, the former Roma striker was then booked for a foul on Modibo Diakite.

The home pressure paid off with just two minutes left as Fonte headed in Ward-Prowse's cross.

ID:100468: cacheID:100468:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4540:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini is mobbed by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Sunderland on August 24, 2013
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Sunderland lead at Southampton

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States1010929
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia78419
Great BritainGreat Britain56415
Today's Olympic highlights header

Wednesday's key events

· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!