Back at the end of October, Leicester ran riot at St Mary’s when recording a 9-0 win over Southampton in front of their own supporters.
It was a moment that saw the Premier League’s largest ever winning margin equalled, and also one that saw Brendan Rodgers’ players run the risk of antagonising Southampton fans with their antics – Jamie Vardy’s finger-to-the-lips celebration after scoring the ninth goal was perhaps unnecessary.
Another celebration seen by a Leicester player on that day was a fingers-in-the-ears gesture from Ayoze Perez, who netted a hat-trick.
While that doesn’t seem anywhere near as antagonising as Vardy’s celebration, it seems to have stuck in the mind of one Southampton player if his post-match revels were anything to go by.
Shortly after the full-time whistle sounded to confirm a 2-1 win for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men at the King Power Stadium, Jack Stephens was spotted appearing to mock the Spaniard’s fingers-in-the-ears celebration while pulling a strange face.
If the Saints managing to get revenge on the Foxes for issuing such a humiliating defeat wasn’t enough to fill the Southampton supporters with joy, seeing one of their own actively make fun of a player who bagged three of those spirit-dampening nine goals back in October will be the metaphorical icing on what was already a pretty tasty cake.
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Following the win in the Midlands, courtesy of Danny Ings’ 14th Premier League goal of the campaign, the south coast side now sit 12th with 28 points to their name, which represents a remarkable turnaround from that 0-9 defeat which left them with just eight points from ten games.
Hasenhuttl has managed to scalp four wins and a draw from Southampton’s last five Premier League outings, and while that run of form will presumably leave the Saints supporters smiling, we also think this image of Stephens will have a similar effect.
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