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Stoke boss Hughes happy to take point away from Southampton

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes was delighted with their 2-2 draw at Southampton.

The result brought an end to Stoke's four-game losing streak away from the Britannia Stadium and was a decent follow-up to last weekend's 2-1 win against Manchester United.

"It was an important game for us," Hughes said. "Obviously we had a fantastic result last weekend against Manchester United and it would have been a real disappointment not to have got something out of this game because it is important we get a run going.

"I felt we were the better side in the first half, albeit we went behind twice, but we showed great character and no little skill to get back on level terms.

"In the second half, both teams cancelled each other out somewhat and as the away team that's a very good performance from our point of view.

"They're a team I've enjoyed watching this year and we restricted them to very few clear-cut chances. That shows the quality of our performance."

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