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Southampton: Redmond was awful in FA Cup semi-final defeat

Southampton produced a performance that nowhere near befitted the occasion on Sunday evening as they crashed out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage, losing 1-0 to Leicester City in a game low on quality.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side failed to muster a single shot on target in the 90 minutes and bar a five-minute spell after Kelechi Iheanacho’s opening goal, they failed to show any real urgency or willingness to attack.

Whilst there were plenty of poor performances from the Southampton players at Wembley, one man who particularly disappointed was Nathan Redmond.

Was Redmond poor vs Leicester?

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As per SofaScore, the former Norwich City man would earn a shocking 6.4/10 rating for his performance, with only Moussa Djenepo (6.1) and Fraser Forster (6.3) rated lower.

During his 59 minutes on the pitch, Redmond would have just 21 touches of the ball, which was less than half the number of touches Forster would have (43) during the game.

The £16.2m-rated winger also contributed a measly nine passes during the game, which was the fewest of any player other than Danny Ings who featured in the game.

It is also significantly fewer than the 22.9 passes he has averaged in the Premier League this season, which emphasises just how below par he was at Wembley.

Despite being involved so little, the 27-year-old would lose possession on nine occasions at Wembley, as he regularly made poor choices and ran into trouble instead of looking for a pass.

He also failed to contribute a single shot or key pass, so it was no surprise to see Hasenhuttl axe him shortly before the hour mark, with it clear that Redmond was one of several players to let the Austrian down at Wembley on Sunday.

And, in other news… Southampton were robbed with “world-class” star, his value has risen 265% since leaving

Article title: Southampton: Redmond was awful in FA Cup semi-final defeat

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