The Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern were once again left disappointed when the full time whistle blew in their Premier League clash with Watford. A controversial late goal robbed them of their first win in nine games.
Southampton had led 2-0 against Watford at Vicarage Road and looked on course for the victory but they let that lead slip. James Ward-Prowse struck twice in the first half but Andre Gray narrowed the margin just before the hour mark.
Watford pushed for an equaliser and finally got it in the dying stages of the match, albeit in controversial fashion. Abdoulaye Doucoure bundled in an equaliser with his hand but the match officials missed it and the goal stood, condemning the Saints to ten league matches without a win and increasing their chances of relegation.
But Southampton fans were not interested in blaming the officials for this on Twitter. Rather, they directed their anger at a poor team performance, allowing Watford back into the game from a two goal lead. And they continue to call for Mauricio Pellegrino to get the sack.
Here are the best tweets from after this incident.
That is vile also so is Pellegrino being charge of this team.
— Jay (@Vxstergaard) January 13, 2018
Regardless, it shouldn't have mattered to the result. Saints should have been out of sight. Mind you, how the linesman has missed it – he's got a perfect view there – I don't know.
— Tim Miller (@brasseye) January 13, 2018
Just as bad as keeping pellegrino the clown in a job
I think that might have been a handball, although the @FA will most likely find it ‘inconclusive’.
— Scott Winter (@ScottWSFC) January 13, 2018
The game should have been wrapped up by this point, no excuses I’m afraid.
Definitely handball though. #saintsfc
Papering over the cracks though. You don’t lose from 0-2. You just don’t.
We lost a two goal lead, go look in the changing room and boardroom for people to blame!!!!!!
— Justin Elkins (@justinelkins27) January 13, 2018
A handball will now be used to cover up all the incompetence of the club…bravo
— Andrew Kennedy (@KendoSFC) January 13, 2018