Albion boss Chris Hughton saluted the character of his players in saving a draw at Southampton.

Hughton revealed "things were said at half-time" following a dismal display in the opening 45 minutes.

He said: "I can say what I need to say, and shout as much as I want, but you've got to have a group of players who realise it themselves. There wasn't a player coming in at half-time who didn't realise the team had underperformed. You can't get away with it in this division.

"The overriding feeling is one of a team desperate to get back into this game, and great character. The disappointment was the level of performance in the first half, but I was still relatively confident we might go in at 0-0 and change a few things and mentalities.

"But good character at the end. I don't want to be in that position too often."

Southampton manager Mark Hughes was unhappy about Glenn Murray's late penalty, awarded by ref Anthony Taylor for a push by sub James Ward-Prowse on Shane Duffy from a corner.

Hughes said: "He's a big lad and he's gone down a lttle bit easily."