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Southampton: Saints slam Mohamed Elyounoussi vs Norwich

Southampton: Saints slam Mohamed Elyounoussi vs Norwich -Southampton News

Taking to Twitter, many Southampton fans criticised the performance of winger Mohamed Elyounoussi against Norwich City at Carrow Road today.

Looking to climb from the mid-table places after a solid run of form, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men took on the Canaries for Dean Smith’s first game in charge. Indeed, all eyes were on the 50-year-old, who arrived at Norwich after being sacked from Villa, with the Saints hoping to make his first game at the helm a losing one.

Che Adams couldn’t have got the Saints off to a better start, opening the scoring with a neat bottom-corner finish after wriggling his way through Norwich’s backline. However, some poor goalkeeping from Alex McCarthy granted the home side a leveller just three minutes later as Teemu Pukki scored at the back post.

Then, with 10 minutes remaining, Norwich came back to take the lead courtesy of defender Grant Hanley – who rose highest at the back post to nod in the winner from a corner. It turned out to be the winning goal at Carrow Road as the Canaries made it two wins in a row.

Saints slam Elyounoussi…

As the Saints come away from the east coast with nothing, one man who was slated by some of their fans was Elyounoussi, due to his lack of impact going forward.

The 27-year-old, taking among the fewest touches out of any Southampton player according to SofaScore, also didn’t register one cross into the box or shot on target, prompting Hasenhuttl to replace him with Armando Broja midway through the second period.

Here’s what these Saints supporters made of his performance as they took to social media, with one fan calling him the team’s ‘weak link’:

“#SaintsFC need Ted Lasso to teach these boys to make the extra pass. If he can teach Jamie Tartt, he can teach Mo Elyounoussi.”

Credit: @FUT_AST

“Imo, Diallo shouldn’t be playing where he is. He’s a good player but he’s not got that attacking intelligence that you need to play further forward. Elyonoussi has been poor and wasteful as well. If I’m Tella watching this, I’m not sure what I need to, to get into the squad.”

Credit: @JamesWardBecks

“Spot on. Elyounuossi is the weak link so far, he needs to step up and start taking his chances or assisting some goals.”

Credit: @slyoldstoatyfox

“Elyounoussi the weak link in this side today !”

Credit: @Peter67305335

“Elyounoussi is a talented player, but my God his decision making is so bad. In fact the decision making of all 3 of our attackers today is horrible.”

Credit: @SaintMatt7

“Elyounoussi has been shocking”

Credit: @SamTaylorSFC

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