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Southampton fans were baffled by Boufal substitution vs Watford

Southampton have successfully negotiated another round of the FA Cup after defeating Watford 1-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday.

The cup has offered welcome respite from the club’s woes in the English Premier League, where they haven’t won a match since November.

Supporters can be happy with progression to the fifth round and had Jack Stephens to thank for the victory, who netted from close range just four minutes into the match.

However, manager Mauricio Pellegrino didn’t escape criticism with many supporters angry at a second half substitution that allowed Watford back into the game.

The impressive Sofiane Boufal was taken off midway through the second half for defender Maya Yoshida, inviting pressure onto the Saints in the final portion of the game.

Fans couldn’t understand the decision, with some even suggesting that the team won despite their manager, rather than because of him.

They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…

Article title: Southampton fans were baffled by Boufal substitution vs Watford

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