Southampton left it late against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, scoring just five minutes from time to pick up all three important points in the English Premier League.
The hero of the day was Sofiane Boufal, who scored a magical solo goal just minutes after coming on as a substitute. It was the highlight of an otherwise drab game, although Southampton showed enough across the 90 minutes to deserve the victory.
Breaking down Tony Pulis sides is always difficult but fans were left disappointed with the attacking performance from their side, with many particularly confused with Mauricio Pellegrino’s insistence to continue playing Shane Long.
The Irish forward has started their last five matches in the league but has yet to find the net and, having missed a good chance against the Baggies, supporters are losing patience.
With an important game against Brighton & Hove Albion next week, is it time to give the likes of Charlie Austin a chance ahead of him?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
How Shane Long gets 80 minutes I still don't know. #SaintsFC
— Tom (Beans) (@TheTWEJ) October 21, 2017
how shane long has started about 6 games in a row without scoring a goal is completely beyond me.. what is the point? #saintsfc
— Stuart Miller (@SaintStu19) October 21, 2017
Why do we continue to go with Shane Long?? #saintsfc Charlie Austin & Redmond on now not when thers 10 mins left or 1-0 down! We need 3 PST
— Esse Elle (@Sidlaw100) October 21, 2017
Why is Long on the pitch offering nothing #saintsfc
— Ekelund 24 (@Ekelund24) October 21, 2017
Shane Long is horrendous #saintsfc
— Braydon (@DefiantBA) October 21, 2017
We are playing better but still look absolute dog shit,Shane Long looks like he has won a competition to play with #saintsfc, completely hopeless
— Jamie pang (@jamiepang) October 21, 2017
Shane Long marking his 100th appearance with a trademark “Shane Long misses a sitter” moment! ? #saintsfc
— Jake Wade (@J_Wade21) October 21, 2017
Charlie Austin > Shane Long. #saintsfc
— Anthony? (@AnthonyGarnett7) October 21, 2017