Schneiderlin: Goals will come
Southampton's lack of goals at the start of the new season is of no concern to Morgan Schneiderlin after the goalless draw with West Ham.
Wet and windy conditions made Sunday's only Barclays Premier League match a tough encounter for all involved.
Saints edged proceedings but a man-of-the match display from Hammers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen combined with fine defending and wayward finishing saw the match finish 0-0.
It means Mauricio Pochettino's side have only scored twice in four league games and have failed to net in their previous two matches - not that Schneiderlin is worried.
"We had four or five good chances which we could and should have scored from those chances, but if you don't score goals in matches then you don't win games," he said.
"It's very hard at the moment as we didn't score in the last game or today, but we have gifted and talented attacking players so it is a matter of time before it comes.
"I think it's just something being counted from the outside, but of course it's an issue because we can't win games at the moment.
"Like I said, we have good players and it's not like we didn't create anything because we made may chances so it's a matter of time.
"The concern would be if we didn't create anything. Then we'd be worried, but the next game we're going to try and score goals because it's a tough game and if we don't score we might not get anything.
"You can always say 'I should have done better', but all credit to their keeper as he made some very good saves, particularly with the first chance from Dani Osvaldo in the first half of the game - it was an amazing save - as well as from two of mine which is hard to take.
"But it's like that sometimes. It's football and now it's just up to us to score some goals."
As well as defending his team-mates, Schneiderlin had to defend himself after a bad-looking challenge on Mohamed Diame.
Referee Andre Marriner did not even award a free-kick for the first-half foul, which Allardyce felt should have seen him sent off.
"We feel a bit disappointed that Schneiderlin is still on the pitch - we didn't even get a free-kick - because it's a two-footed challenge," the Hammers boss told Sky Sports 1.
"(With) two-footed challenges, we have been told by everyone in the referees' department from Mike Riley down, there is no other choice but a straight red - this one we didn't even get a free-kick.
"I can't for the life of me (understand) - Andre is such an experienced referee now - how he didn't see that.
"For me, that was a disappointment. It's in the end kept them with 11 men on the field when the law was supposed to be they should only have had 10 men which would have given us a better chance of winning.
"But I'm happy with a point. I can't affect what the referees do - it's not my job."