Southampton will unexpectedly face Wigan Athletic in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at the DW Stadium after the Latics recorded a brilliant 1-0 win over Manchester City on Monday night, and Saints fans were quick to have their say on the news.
When the south coast outfit were drawn against either Wigan or City on Saturday the St Mary’s faithful would have expected that they would come up against the runaway Premier League leaders at the Etihad Stadium, but instead their 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion will see them come up against League One opposition.
It won’t be an easy task against Paul Cook’s side though, who are flying high in England’s third tier and have already knocked out top flight clubs Bournemouth, West Ham United and now City on their way to the last eight.
That is something acknowledged by Southampton supporters who have had their say on the surprising result via social media, and while one said it’s “gonna be embarrassing when we get knocked out by Wigan”, another said ‘they’ll humiliate us’.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
This has Sheffield United away in the League Cup written all over it.
— Tales From The North (@TFromthenorth) February 19, 2018
Don't even care if we lose to them now
— Fred (@Frederson_8) February 19, 2018
Fair play too them will still not be easy!!!!!👍🏼👍🏼 COYR!
— jack (@fennzza) February 19, 2018
Tough but winnable
— 🤡🤡🇦🇷TheCluelessOne🇦🇷🤡🤡🇦🇷 (@kevvie_geeSFC) February 19, 2018
Don't your dare underestimate them Pellegrino
— Simon Hill (@simonhillhill) February 19, 2018
We'll lose though 😂
— Tom Henry (@TrafalgarLawOP) February 19, 2018
MENTAL!!!!!!! What day?
— Chris (@cj_garrett) February 19, 2018
We're on our way to Wembley. Much better for us to continue to play away; less stress on the players than when playing at home. Will Wigan know how to cope with us if we play on the break?
— Peter Edwards (@petergedwards1) February 19, 2018
I want to be excited but if Wigan can beat City, they'll humiliate #saintsfc. 🙈
— Lucy Highnett (@lucyhighnett) February 19, 2018
Gonna be embarrassing when we get knocked out by Wigan now ffs #saintsfc
— horatio nimblestrom (@EdStout_) February 19, 2018