Despite absolutely dominating the clash against Newcastle United at St Mary’s last Saturday, Southampton continue to hunt for a second win of the Premier League season in 2018/19.
Hosting Rafa Benitez’s struggling side on home soil, Southampton created 22 chances in total but managed to get only four on target and although the defensive display was improved – whether that was more down to the opposition and their own lacklustre manner in front of goal is open for debate.
Despite at least better effort up top in this one, Saints are now ten games into the season and we have seven points to show for our efforts and a minus eight goal difference. Given the other results at the weekend we are only two points from the relegation zone now as well.
— ???????????????????????????? TS ???????? (@ts_ts89) October 27, 2018
Cant beat bottom of the table newcastle, no goals, no confidence, this is getting beyond a joke… Mark Hughes OUT ????
— Danny Ford (@SaintDan9) October 27, 2018
Enough is enough. Hughes needs to be replaced immediately or we will be relegated.
— Adam Burton (@adamburtonphoto) October 27, 2018
Two clean sheets in a row! What’s not to like?! But Who the heck are we going to beat if we can’t score!? Newcastle are a poor team
— Richard (@richargr001) October 27, 2018
Cant even score against a poor newcastle team, we are in trouble.
— Kevin Cox (@KevinCo66231290) October 27, 2018
Southampton 0 Newcastle 0. Still just the one Premier League win at St Mary’s in 2018
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) October 27, 2018
Im guessing as long as were not in the relegation zone there won’t be any real threat of Hughes losing his job – something needs to change
— Joe Blakey (@JoeBlakey9) October 27, 2018
Pressure is mounting on manager Mark Hughes and although ‘Hughes Out’ isn’t new, it was a call that appeared to be boosted following this match – especially on social media – as the above comments ably show.