Saturday’s trip to Craven Cottage as Southampton faced Fulham didn’t quite go to plan and there was again plenty of disappointment to share around.
Wit Saints rightly feeling robbed in the game against Watford prior to the Movember international break, many fans were hoping for a reaction in this one – especially given Fulham’s recent form – and Stuart Armstrong’s opening goal in the 18th minute boosted those hopes.
Fulham hit back twice to take advantage ahead of the halftime break but Armstrong had us back on level terms again within ten minutes of the restart, but the hosts helped themselves to a third to take all three points.
It’s now nine without a win for manager Mark Hughes and the pressure only intensifies on him and his position as gaffer but given Fulham’s goals on the day and the manner in which they were scored, the defence will certainly take the flak again.
If 26-year-old Armstrong was looking to make a point about greater starts in the Premier League campaign, he certainly did that as he made the XI for only the third time this year.