Southampton fans dismayed by Stephens, Hoedt partnership

Southampton are yet to pick up a win in the Premier League this season following two frustrating matches.

Mark Hughes’s side were held to a goalless draw by Burnley on the opening weekend of the campaign.

On Saturday, the Saints were on the losing side of a 2-1 scoreline against Everton at Goodison Park.

Theo Walcott and Richarlison netted for the Toffees in the first half, and even though Danny Ings managed to score on his debut for Southampton, the coastal club were unable to perform a comeback.

While dissecting the action after the final whistle blew, some Southampton fans took aim at Jack Stephens and Wesley Hoedt.

The pair were partnered in defence by Hughes, who also started the duo against Burnley in their opening fixture.

Plenty of supporters were less than impressed by the defenders’ performances at Goodison, with many calling for the manager to make a big change at the back.