Southampton's scoring woes continue in 0-0 draw vs Swansea

James Ward-Prowse had a similar attempt in the first half from the same range but he wasn't able to find the target with the ball just going over the bar.

Abraham had an effort blocked early in the second half before Gabbiadini curled a shot wide.

But it's a fair bet that the Gabon worldwide will soon be a permanent fixture in the Saints team if this is the best that his new team-mates can do.

Paul Clement believes that a move to take Gylfi Sigurdsson away from Swansea City is getting closer as he waits to bring in further new signings.

"We did everything to win the game", Pellegrino added.

Southampton have never won an opening day home fixture in the Premier League.

From that point of view, a scoreless encounter with Swansea might not seem like the most encouraging start for Pellegrino, particularly as it meant the Saints had still not scored at home since a 3-1 league win over Crystal Palace on April 5.

Mauricio Pellegrino was nearly helpless as he stood at the sidelines and watched what was an incredibly frustrating afternoon for his side who failed to convert numerous efforts and can only hold themselves accountable for not opening their Premier League campaign with a win.

"As a manager you work out how to create spaces and chances behind defences, in front of them, on the overlap and in wide areas, but to have the accuracy to score a goal is something that is hard to work on".

"I think we have quality and spirit in the team".

Swansea City boss Paul Clement has admitted that his team "suffered" during Saturday afternoon's goalless draw with Southampton in the Premier League.

"I'm happy we ended up with a point and it could have been a lot worse".

"We are pleased we have got out of here with a draw". "But we didn't do it and we need to try again". "As a first game I think the level of the team was really high".

Vanessa Coleman