Southampton fans react to unexpected Wigan Athletic FA Cup quarter-final tie

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…