West Ham United prevented Southampton from claiming a fourth straight home victory on Saturday and defender James Collins was delighted to end their run.

The Saints have seen off Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea at their St Mary's home in recent weeks, but Andy Carroll's second half equaliser ensured they would only gain a point against the Hammers.

Having claimed a draw at Liverpool the previous week, Welshman Collins was happy to build on that result at St Mary's.

He said: "I think we'd have taken the point before the game as they've had some good results recently at home.

"We are a bit disappointed in the changing room because we had a couple of chances to win it from set plays, but looking at it I think we matched them.

"The conditions were tough, the wind was getting up and the pitch was quite slippery. I thought we dealt with it well though, we were better in the second half than in the first. We're on a little run and we haven't lost in three so we want to continue that.

"It was similar to last week - they pass it well and try to move you around. We dealt with it pretty well, their goal was quite fortunate really - we blocked it and it's fallen to him. On another day that pings off you and goes out of play.

"Getting the equaliser so soon after they scored was a real boost. We were confident we could get back in the game and Andy with his left foot controlled the shot well.

"It's another good performance away from home and we'll move on from here."

The Hammers welcome Manchester United to the Boleyn Ground next and Collins would love to find himself on the scoresheet again after netting a double against the Red Devils in the FA Cup earlier this season.

He added: "A repeat would be good! I need to be scoring more anyway, from the amount of corners we have.

"It's going to be a tough game, obviously they're going for the Premier League but we've given them two good games already this season, so there's no reason why we can't get a result.

"We shouldn't fear them. We know what they're about having played them three times this season. We only lost 1-0 there in the league, and it was just a late goal in the FA Cup which stopped us beating them at home."

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