The Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern were once again calling for Mauricio Pellegrino’s head after they failed to win yet another Premier League match. Southampton surrendered a two goal advantage away at Watford as a late but controversial goal cost them the three points.
James Ward-Prowse had struck a brace to fire the Saints into a two goal lead at half time at Vicarage Road and they finally looked like they were set to end a barren streak of nine Premier League matches without a win. But Watford fought back and claimed a point.
Andre Gray reduced the deficit to just one and then the Hornets pressed for the final half hour of the match. They were finally level in the 90th minute as Abdoulaye Doucoure forced the ball home with his hand but it was not spotted by the match officials.
Southampton fans flocked to Twitter after the match to call for Pellegrino to get sacked. Here are the best tweets.
— Jay (@Vxstergaard) January 13, 2018
I think that’s enough now Mauricio. I know you’ve done your absolute best and I appreciate it. But we’re in real trouble now. #sainfsfc
— Paula Good (@goodinuff) January 13, 2018
Winning teams don’t go 2 nil up, and then play defensive, they keep going for more as goals do make a difference. Most fans would rather see the team have a go &lose rather than play defensive and lose that’s why we watch football. Where’s the Southampton way gone? #pellegrinoout
— SaintMarlin (@SaintMarlin) January 13, 2018
Not one person on this is saying keep him , surely they have to listen to the fans #pellegrinoout
— James Coffen (@JCoffen17) January 13, 2018
If football was a democratic sport, Mauricio, you'd have been voted out weeks ago.
He's losing the plot now. His in-game management has been terrible all season. Too slow to react and make subs ect ect
— Mark Sims (@simsy1977) January 13, 2018
Tactics shocking. Subs too late when opposition make a move. Don’t think half time team talks can be all that seeing as we just defend straight away. Any manager with tactics would be barking out the orders. Where is the high tempo and pressing promises?
— James Hunt (@jimmihunt36) January 13, 2018
Handball who cares, 2.0 up and draw! come on les he is inept.
— Tim Rutland (@toptotty95) January 13, 2018