Southampton’s lack of luck – some may say talent at this stage – in front of goal was once again on full show in last weekend’s clash with Newcastle United.
Mark Hughes’ search for a second Premier League win of the 2018/19 season goes on but with ten games now played in the campaign, we are only two points outside of the relegation zone and things aren’t looking pretty – or dare I say hopeful, at this point.
The more optimistic fan will take the positives of creating so many efforts at goal, but the more negative amongst the fan base will point to only four efforts on goal itself as even on a largely better day performance wise, any kind of clinical edge in the final third remains our Achilles Heel.
With on-loan Liverpool striker Danny Ings the only one who seems to have his scoring boots on so far this year, Charlie Austin isn’t the only one to be out of sorts but as the above comments show, he was definitely the target of ire following the game.
Something has to give as we all know what Austin is capable of, but I guess that’s the downside of a lack of confidence.