Date: 30th August 2018 at 7:00am
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On Tuesday evening Southampton’s 2018/19 season got a little bit better as we took a 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion to book our place in the third round of the EFL Cup.

Heading to the Amex Stadium for the second round tie, Southampton dominated the telling statistics but the game looked to be heading for penalties as neither side could make the most of their attempts on target.

With two minutes remaining in regulation time, Charlie Austin took his chance to score the decisive goal and with victory secured fans could seek the positives from a largely changed lineup as manager Mark Hughes gave others an opportunity to impress.

Youngster Sam Gallagher was incredibly impressive as he came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining in the game as he replaced Oriol Romeu, and short showing received plenty of plaudits on social media following the fulltime whistle.

With some speculation still linking him with another loan move away from St Mary’s this summer a number of fans hope he gets a proper chance with us first this time.

 

2 Replies to “This Man Stole The Show For These Saints Fans Against Brighton”

  • Agree on Gallagher and also that Yoshida and Gabbi should be given regular time. Can’t rely on Austin & Long -the former is off target most of the time and the latter is just a stock player. We still need to invest heavily in a good proven striker.

    • I disagree, we have proven strikers we need to play to their strengths and that comes with confidence. We don’t get the best out of any of them at the moment and that’s Hughes’ biggest challenge. It will make or break the gaffer.

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