Southampton fans have had it tough this season. The Saints don’t win many games and with just six wins out of 29 attempts in the Premier League games this season the fans will have been gutted not to have got their 7th against Manchester United yesterday despite the incredible level of performance that they put in.
A great effort, but it ends without any points to show for it. pic.twitter.com/m4oeuuQVvz
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) 2 March 2019
Southampton fans who made the trip to Manchester would have been in dreamland when they saw Yan Valery step up with a cracking opener. It was a game that had five incredible goals in and the Southampton fans were absolutely gutted not to have been able to get any points from their trip, and after losing narrowly to Manchester United twice now this season, it seems they just have no luck.
If Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side can put in another nine performances in their final nine games of the Premier League season that match the one they managed yesterday then there’s no reason why they can’t be a fair few points clear of the relegation zone. At the moment the Saints are stuck in a real battle near the bottom of the table, yet with games against Brighton, Newcastle and Huddersfield to come, it’s still all in their own hands.
You can read the Saints’ thoughts on their performance here:
Great performance , proud of the lads today #saintsfc
— Robbie (@EditSouthampton) 2 March 2019
Proud of the performance. Keep it up lads and we will go far.
— Ash (@ashley_whiteway) 2 March 2019
Cracking game, #SaintsFC lads so unlucky not to get a draw.
— Art68 (@ArthurCogger) 2 March 2019
Didn't deserve to lose deserved a point from that game at least poor officials again great performance by the lads and great support from us travelling fans #wemarchon
— Andrew (@AE3481) March 2, 2019
Good game even though we lost. The positives are we scored 2 screamers and denied a pogba penalty. I wasn’t expecting anything from this game but I’m proud of the lads. The ref needs a lobotomy though. I’m sick of prem refs being so bent. Anyways, valiant effort saints!
— Raziel (@Drexl_Leroux) 2 March 2019
Played well all game. Stuart Attwell cost #saintsfc 3 points. Only he is to blame. Play like that for the rest of the season and we will be fine.
— Adam Carey (@adamcarey94) March 2, 2019
That commitment will keep us in this league
— Edward Marsh (@edwardmarshCT) March 2, 2019
Well played Saints so close #WeBelieve
— Scott Grant (@smurfmeister72) March 2, 2019
Lads should be proud, can stay up, keep fighting and listening to Ralph
— Tom Goddard (@Tom_Goddard23) March 2, 2019
The Saints were delighted with their performance despite the result and will be desperate to keep up their level of performance across their last nine games.