Date: 18th September 2018 at 10:00am
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Having welcomed Brighton and Hove Albion to St Mary’s for Monday night’s Premier League action, Southampton started brightly enough with goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and a Danny Ings penalty given us a 2-0 victory with 25 minutes remaining in the game.

Not for the first time, Southampton moved from a comfortable position to an extremely nervy one as we let the opposition back into the game and we again dropped points as they scored twice to take a share of the spoils.

Frustrations are certainly growing within the fanbase again as old issues continue to appear in our play, as do selection issues but the most frustrating thing for fans on social media last night was manager Mark Hughes’ own words.

“At that point you expect the game to be over.”

The above reactions to that single line continue to show our Achilles heel and whilst it didn’t begin under Hughes, the fact it hasn’t changed under him is a growing worry for many. He carries the can as manager obviously, but the players deserve their own criticism for stepping off once again when it appeared the match had been won.

 

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