Southampton fans loved Hojbjerg’s performance in FA Cup win

New Southampton manager Mark Hughes’ reign got off to a perfect start on Sunday after Saints won 2-0 away to Wigan Athletic to book their place in the FA Cup semi-finals.

While English Premier League survival is the undoubted priority for Hughes and his team, the cup win is a brilliant confidence booster and they will now go on to face Chelsea at Wembley.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Cedric Soares provided the victory, both scoring in the second half to put the game beyond a battling Wigan side.

Fans were delighted with the win and had particular praise for Hojbjerg who, aside from his goal, was a dominating presence in the middle of the park for his side.

Given he has been one of their better players this season, supporters reckon no-one deserved the first goal of the new Hughes era more and can’t wait to see if he can continue to improve under the new manager.

They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…