Football can at times be the most beautiful, logical, straightforward of things. Other times, like Sunday's home defeat at the hands of Swansea City, for Southampton supporters it was a thing of frustration, puzzlement and general annoyance.
To say the home side dominated the first half would be an understatement. Wave after wave of Saints attacks crashed against Swansea's defence, but the breakthrough never came. James Ward-Prowse and Dusan Tadic were both guilty of missing golden opportunities...
Southampton coach Ronald Koeman felt that "the luckiest side won" as Swansea edged a narrow 1-0 Premier League victory at St Mary's on Sunday.
The Saints wasted a host of chances before Jonjo Shelvey's netted a fine strike for the Swans seven minutes from time, with visiting captain Ashley Williams then making two goal-line clearances in quick succession.
When asked how he felt about the result, Koeman told Sky Sports: "A little but unlucky I think. We did a lot of good things. I think we played...
Jonjo Shelvey's superb late strike secured Swansea a first Premier League win of 2015 as Southampton were punished for failing to turn their dominance into goals.
Ronald Koeman's men had the better of possession and peppered the visitors' goal throughout, but it was Garry Monk's side who emerged victorious.
Shelvey capitalised on Saints' profligacy, firing home from distance with seven minutes remaining as Swansea triumphed 1-0 -- their first league win since Boxing Day.
Things could have been so...