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Southampton fans criticise Alex McCarthy performance

Southampton fans have criticised the performance of goalkeeper Alex McCarthy throughout their 3-1 defeat to West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

The 30-year-old made a decisive error against the Hammers leading to their second goal of the game, as he failed to claim a routine cross and lost possession to striker Sebastien Haller, who stretched to send the ball into the back of the net.

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While he perhaps had little chance with either the first or third goals, supporters were unimpressed with his display as they fell to a dispiriting defeat.

Indeed, a number of supporters believe that a new goalkeeper is needed in the summer.

The only back-up to McCarthy in the first-team is Angus Gunn, with Fraser Forster allowed to move on loan to Celtic in the January transfer window.

Saints were left 13th after the loss but they are some way clear of the relegation zone; they were nine points ahead of the drop at full-time.

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They are, though, six points away from the 40-point mark that is often said to guarantee top-flight survival.

Meanwhile, Saints fans got their pre-match calls spot on!

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