Southampton fans blast referee Andre Marriner

Southampton supporters have taken aim at referee Andre Marriner following a handful of controversial decisions in Sunday’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Claude Puel’s side suffered a 2-1 loss at White Hart Lane, and plenty of blame has been directed at Marriner, whose performance has been criticised before when officiating a Southampton game.

The 46-year-old was the man in the middle at the EFL Cup final, which saw the Saints have a goal wrongly disallowed for offside.

On the day, Puel’s men went on to lose the Wembley showdown 3-2 and were forced to watch Manchester United lift the crown.

Against Spurs, the Saints were denied a penalty on the stroke of half-time when Dusan Tadic was brought down.

It incensed the fans, particularly as the home side were given a soft penalty in the 33rd minute when Dele Alli hit the ground under a challenge from Steven Davis.

After the game, supporters took to Twitter to criticise Marriner’s performance.


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