Southampton had their play-off hopes sent crashing as they failed to beat lowly Tranmere Rovers away. Unlucky with a lot of refereeing decisions the team appeared to lose control as the second half passed us by. Missed chances and at least two penalty claims were turned down before Tranmere were given a very soft one by a very very poor referee.
Davis – 8*
Good saves and even made some good shouts when collecting crosses.
Harding – 6
Poor display today against his usual fare.
Jaidi – 7
Good as always in the air but poor distribution.
Fonte – 8
Usual solid performance although given more to do today and was sometimes stretched.
Otsemobor – 7
Kept busier in the second half and made a couple of great intercepting tackles.
Lallana – 6.5
Showed his touches and flicks and kept trying. Missed a couple of good chances.
Schneiderlin – 6.5
Couldn’t get his game going today and got caught in possession too often. Kept trying.
Hammond – 7
As busy as usual without the end product.
Puncheon – 7.5
Jason wasn’t given the ball where he likes it much but did keep trying. Helped lay on the chance for the first goal.
Lambert – 6
Not up to his normal standard today. Kept moaning to the referee about the fouls that he wasn’t being given.
Barnard – 8
Worked tirelessly as usual and scored our goal. missed one difficult chance but always looked likely.