Southampton fans have had a torrid time of late due to a run of poor results and lacklustre performances on the pitch.
Earlier today, the club headed to Vicarage Road to face Watford on the back of a nine-game winless run in the Premier League.
Initially it seemed that the Saints’ luck had changed when James Ward-Prowse put the visiting side ahead in the 20th minute.
The 23-year-old managed to double the lead and his tally by scoring again just before there half-time break.
Watford responded in the second half, though, as Andre Gray pulled a goal back for the hosts.
After the fourth official indicated five minutes of added time, the Hornets scored an equaliser that should never have stood.
Troy Deeney’s header aimed towards Abdoulaye Doucoure, who ended up guiding the ball past the goalkeeper with his hand.
Understandably, everyone connected with Southampton were left furious at the final whistle.
The most disappointing thing about the PL not having the power to remove the Doucoure handball goal post-match is that it sends the message that cheats do, in fact, prosper. Outrageous. #MOTD #saintsfc
— Peeps (@mikepeeps) January 13, 2018
If a player can be banned for diving retrospectively if an advantage was gained from it, what happens to Doucoure for cheating and stealing 2 points from #saintsfc that could potentially send us down at the end of the season?! 🤨🧐 @fa
— Nicholas Watt (@NicholasWatt11) January 13, 2018
The club would rather put up a photo of Doucoure’s handball than thank the fans that travelled to watch that? Disgraceful club from top to bottom in every department, this isnt the team that I grew up supporting, theyre so so so disconnected with the fans it aint true. #saintsfc
— rob. (@CoastDzn) January 13, 2018
Shocking handball, Doucoure deserves a retrospective ban for that. But our tactically inept manager brought it on himself. Maybe we sit back due to lack of faith in our attackers to put chances away… Either was he has to leave, or 04/05 season will be repeated. #saintsfc
— Luke Stevens (@LukeS90) January 13, 2018
I thought Maradona's handball was the worst I'd ever and then there Doucoure's today. Probably the most shocking decision I've ever seen. But if you sit back & let opponents play you run the risk of it happening. #PELLEGRINO has to go, tactically inept #saintsfc
— Saints Mike (@Mike7167) January 13, 2018
— Joe Blakey (@JoeBlakey9) January 13, 2018
Doucoure massively cheating there. How none of the officials saw that I will never know. Embarrassing! #saintsfc
— ShellèyW (@itsShelleyW) January 13, 2018
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