A controversial late penalty from Brighton's Glenn Murray denied Southampton three points during Monday night's clash at St Mary's Stadium.
Southampton were 2-0 ahead with 25 minutes remaining following Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's 25-yard screamer and Danny Ings' penalty.
But Brighton fought back to secure a point. Shane Duffy made it 2-1 in the 67th minute before winning a penalty in stoppage time for Murray to convert.
Drawing meant Southampton and Brighton climbed into 13th and 14th respectively in the Premier League table, though Mark Hughes was furious with the result.
In his post-match interview, the Saints manager accused Duffy of going to ground too easily to win Brighton a spot-kick.
"As always, I question the penalty decision because I thought it was a little bit soft," said Hughes. "I don't think there was too much contact and I think the guy has thrown himself to the floor.
"The referee has deemed that worthy of a penalty. We are disappointed.
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"We got ourselves into a winning position - a deserved one, I felt for the efforts up to the penalty we had - and we were quite comfortable.
"We needed just to keep that two-goal cushion for a little bit longer than we were able to and then, as the half progressed, we maybe got a little bit anxious to protect what we had.
"Credit to them. They had a real go in the second half and they had to. They had nothing to lose and were taking chances and they got their reward."
Southampton may be disappointed with the result but at least they put on an entertaining light show before the game that pumped up the home fans.
Saints fans all clapped and cheered when the light show began, but there was one supporter who was absolutely loving life.
In the video below, which is spreading on social media, Southampton fan 'P Dawson 69' was caught on Sky Sports cameras breaking into a hilarious dance.
Amazing. It's not often you see football fans throwing those kinds of naughty shapes before a game - but who are we to judge.
Other supporters weren't so impressed, though.News Now - Sport News