Some games in a season can looked back on and be remembered fondly for how important the final result turned out to be, and for Southampton supporters, their 1-1 draw with Reading in their Premier League promotion season is an example of this rule.
Guly Do Prado
Steve De Ridder
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 22, 2019
A late Steve De Ridder strike salvaged a 10-man Southampton side a valuable point against the Royals as Nigel Adkins side maintained their lead at the top of the Championship table, the season in which the Saints would make their return to the Premier League after years away from the English top-flight.
The game against Reading, and De Ridder’s goal, hit a note with Southampton fans on social media, who flocked to re-watch the goal as well as give their memories from that match and express how important the result was for the Saints at the time.
Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say about De Ridder’s goal against Reading in the Saints Premier League promotion season…
That felt like a massive result at the time
— steve curtis (@Stevecurtis74) October 22, 2019
What a day this was
— Abbott (@jamieleeabbott) October 22, 2019
I miss these days
— Wil Cutler (@WilCutler1) October 22, 2019
— PRICEY (@Connor_Price95) October 22, 2019
A lot of supporters remember the goal fondly, as well as De Ridder at the Saints…
— Alan (@alanhenley) October 22, 2019
— Sean Dadson (@sparkysaintsean) October 22, 2019
— Foggy (@f0ggyGrantham) October 22, 2019
Ahhh the good old days when we scored goals. I remember.
— Home & Away Saint (@Saintmike_sfc) October 22, 2019
Southampton would go on to finish second in the Championship that season, winning the title, going up with Reading that season in the automatic promotion spots in the table.