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Southampton fans fume at Jannik Vestergaard’s display vs Burnley

Southampton slipped to their third defeat in four league games on Saturday lunchtime as Burnley recorded a 2-1 win at St Mary’s to move into the top ten.

The game hinged on one moment of class from Matej Vydra, who brilliantly spun away from two Southampton defenders before rifling the ball beyond Alex McCarthy with a powerful left footed drive.

While much of the Saints’ problems stemmed from their lack of creativity in the final third, Jannik Vestergaard looked suspect at the heart of defence and almost handed the visitors a golden opportunity in the first half following a weak headed clearance, but he made up for his error with a last ditch challenge.

The overall quality of his display, however, was far from satisfactory.

The Denmark international has hardly featured in recent months, starting just one Premier League game since the 2-1 home defeat to Everton in early November before yesterday’s clash.

It was an eyebrow-raising decision from Hasenhuttl to include him from the outset, and these fans were left fuming by the standard they saw from the 27-year-old.

Such was the extent of the supporters’ frustration, it has even been suggested that Vestergaard should be banished from the first team squad.

The German boss didn’t use him for 11 straight league games between the end of November and January 21st, when he returned to the starting XI against Crystal Palace, so it’s not beyond the realms of possibility to suggest he could be set for another long spell on the sidelines.

Finally, this fan won the award for the most creative slice of criticism by comparing Vestergaard to a wooden horse…

In other Southampton news, Carl Anka has opened up on a potential summer move for Adam Lallana

Article title: Southampton fans fume at Jannik Vestergaard’s display vs Burnley

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