Southampton supporters were very buoyant in the Transfer Tavern last night after seeing their side comfortably dispatch struggling Everton 4-1 at St Mary’s, a result which moved them back into the top half of the Premier League table.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men have struggled in recent weeks and went into Sunday’s clash off the back of successive league losses, but they got back to winning ways in emphatic style. A brace from Charlie Austin as well as goals from Dusan Tadic and Steven Davis saw the Saints ease to a fourth league success of the campaign, in turn inflicting further misery on Toffees caretaker boss David Unsworth, and moving the South Coast outfit back into the top ten of the division.
Thus, there have been many delighted Southampton fans in the Tavern in recent times, with their side managing as many goals in open play yesterday (four) as they had managed in their previous 12 league matches.
And one man who was particularly influential against the Toffees was full-back Ryan Bertrand, who has been repeatedly linked with a move away in recent times, most notably with current Premier League leaders Manchester City.
The England international grabbed two assists for the Saints in victory on Sunday, and looked back to his best down the left hand side both going forward and in defence.
And several Southampton fans took to Twitter to heap praise on the 28-year-old…
Fair play Ryan Bertrand has been so much more up for it today. Great performance from him #saintsfc
— Ed Powell (@fedpowell) November 26, 2017
Even Bertrand looked happier today. Bombing up the wing like the good ole days. #Saintsfc
— Paul (@happyhoppy66) November 26, 2017
Has anyone else notice that Ryan Bertrand plays better when Redmond isn’t in front of him. #saintsfc
— Ryan Morriss (@ryanmorriss040) November 26, 2017
Boufal and Bertrand linked very well today….had more space to work in when Everton went to three at the back following Baines’ injury. #saintsfc
— Jason Lawson (@jase1962) November 26, 2017
The way Cedric and Bertrand played today shows why a lot of us fans would love to see Pellegrino give a 352 a try Austin and Gabbiadini must be given a chance together #saintsfc
— Dell1977 (@Andy261971) November 26, 2017
Need that Ryan Bertrand every week aswell. Him and Cedric added so much more to the attack. #saintsfc
— Nathan Thomas (@Nathanthomasj) November 26, 2017
Hojbjerg and Bertrand outstanding today,that’s the #saintsfc we know,still want to see Austin and Gabbiadini up top but happy with today
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) November 26, 2017
Southampton and Man City fans… what do you think? Let us know!