Date: 25th April 2019 at 6:40am
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Tuesday evening’s Premier League action between Southampton and Watford at Vicarage Road certainly had a few talking points.

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long scored the quickest Premier League goal ever since the rebrand back in 1992 as he struck to give us a 1-0 advantage 7.69 seconds into the game, but Watford did level matters up in the 90th minute to take a point and deny us a largely deserved victory.

The point sends us one point closer to safety with a six point gap to Cardiff City in the last relegation spot, but as Watford levelled, Southampton set an unfortunate statistic for the 2018/19 campaign.

The game marked 25 top flight points dropped this season from winning positions and had we even halved that tally, we’d have enjoyed a very different season.

There are plenty of things for manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to work on next pre-season and that stat will undoubtedly come into things as we look to push on as a club once more under the Austrian.

Given the improvements we’ve already seen both offensively and defensively under his charge, there’s every reason to be optimistic as we look to the future.

 

2 Replies to ““Absolutely Abysmal” “Horrific” – Shocking Southampton Stat Does Create Optimism For The Road Ahead”

  • 25 points dropped this season agreed is not good reading but if the club would have reacted sooner and got Ralph in instead of persisting in a manager that no idea of attacking football and left out the most improved players in the club we would have i am sure sitting pretty in the Premier league

    • Think we’ve seen enough under Hasenhuttl to know there’s been improvement so we won’t repeat it next season and it should be a more comfortable year.

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