Southampton are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after picking up a hard-fought 2-1 victory away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
It’s the first time that Saints have managed to get to this stage of the FA Cup for 13 years, delighting supporters with an extended run in the pressure-free competition after their recent Premier League woes.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s side scored in each half through Wesley Hoedt and Dusan Tadic, before withstanding a late barrage from Alan Pardew’s Baggies.
Pleased with the performance, Saints fans are now dreaming of trips to Wembley and potential major silverware.
Another talking point coming out of the fixture was the cameo from substitute Josh Sims, who came on with just five minutes remaining and made an immediate attacking impact.
Fans are now pleading with Pellegrino to give the 20-year-old more game time, believing he can provide a better option than the likes of Nathan Redmond in the final third.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Josh Sims on the pitch for 2 minutes then tracking back and making a tackle , that's one more tackle than Tadic has made all season . He deserves more game time #SaintsFC
— Dell1977 (@Andy261971) February 17, 2018
Great to see Sims back in the 1st team fold, needs to be playing more! Looked very lively when he came on #SaintsFC
— Myers Yoshida (@leemyersSfc) February 17, 2018
Josh Sims needs more playing time #saintsfc
— Kit (@KitShepard) February 17, 2018
If James McClean is Premier League quality then Josh Sims must be up for the Ballon D’Or. #SaintsFC
— Scott Winter (@ScottWSFC) February 17, 2018
Josh Sims needs to be given more chances, he’s shown his quality plenty of times 🔥⚽️ #SaintsFC
— Jordan Cox (@OverloadEx3) February 17, 2018
Well done #SaintsFC.Happy to see Josh Sims playing again,and made an instant impact.Alex Mccarthy our hero of the day.Bring the QF!
— Joseph Tayo (@SaintsTayo) February 17, 2018
No idea how we managed that but I do love an FA Cup run. Great to see Sims get on. He needs more game time. #SaintsFC
— Sean (@sean_stroud) February 17, 2018
Josh Sims has just done more in 2 minutes, with his weaker foot, than most of our attacking players in a full season. PLEASE play him more #saintsfc
— Rob Adam Evans (@RobAdamEvans) February 17, 2018
— Jasper Shiner (@repsajshiner) February 17, 2018