Southampton progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
The win puts an end to Saints’ treacherous run of games without a victory and the supporters and team alike will hope that the club can now push on and put their awful opening chunk of the season behind them.
Mauricio Pellegrino fielded a similar team to the one that was put to the sword by Crystal Palace in midweek. Jan Bednarek came in for the injured Jeremy Pied at right-back, though, while Steven Davis was also drafted in to replace Dusan Tadic.
It was a game of genuinely poor quality, with chances being spurned and passes being misplaced throughout. The encounter was not easy on the eye but Saints came out on top after James Ward-Prowse capitalised on a mix-up in the box between a handful of Fulham players in the first-half.
Saints were poor on the day, but Fulham were worse. That was the tale of the afternoon for both sides.
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