Previously v Crystal Palace
It’s an extraordinarily bad game. Creatively awful. Sorry if you were hoping for more dramatic build up, more suspense than that. Too bad. I sat through it, if you were hoping for drama then you clearly didn’t bloody do so and you’ll get what you’re given and like it.
Manolo Gabbiadini continued his thunderous introduction to English football, scoring his sixth goal in four games, to help Claude Puel’s side put their EFL Cup Final defeat behind them. Southampton again looked rocky in defence but were exceptional going forward and caused Walter Mazzarri’s sluggish side all sorts of problems as they climbed back into the top half of the Premier League.