Southampton made it three wins in four on Sunday, ending Everton’s unbeaten start in the process.
It was a solid team display from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, however, some Saints supporters were left stunned as Sky Sports co-commentator Alan Smith named Nathan Redmond man of the match.
James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams excellently dispatched first-half chances to put Southampton in control, with Danny Ings setting up both goals.
From then on, Hasenhuttl’s side put in a professional performance to keep The Toffees quiet and ensure they would be leaving St Mary’s with nothing.
Redmond retained his place in the side from the 3-3 draw with Chelsea, repaying the trust Hasenhuttl placed in him with a better display.
However, Redmond was Southampton’s eighth-best starter in the win, with Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Bertrand and Alex McCarthy the three starters to finish with a worse rating than Redmond.
These Saints fans shared their surprise at Smith’s decision toggle Redmond man of the match…
Twitter: @SkySports should sack Alan Smith after giving Nathan Redmond motm honestly love to see his stats from that game #saintsfc (@McAlpine12)
Twitter: Redmond MOTM!?!? Was our worst player Up the Saints! Been brilliant today. Vestergaard is a changed man. Romeu b… https://t.co/C8dUTuT88j (@Mr_A_Smith)
Twitter: Redmond MOTM
Must be watching a different game lol #saintsfc (@supersaintsince)
Twitter: Probably the most impressive display of game management from #SaintsFC I can remember. Little baffled by the Redmon… https://t.co/1Ekb3kNy7n (@AidanDFThorn)
Twitter: Redmond has looked slightly better second half I’ll give him that but man of the match? Are you sure? #saintsfc (@Saint_Chris84)
Twitter: Hold on, how have Sky possibly given Redmond MOTM? Of all the performances today, his was the least impressive. Inc… https://t.co/AB39SxKBFz (@IHateFPL)
Twitter: What game has Alan Smith been watching?!?! Redmond MOTM?! #saintsfc https://t.co/QetrXNfMc5 (@tomholland28)
Twitter: The whole pub erupted in laughter when Redmond was announced as MOTM!
Seriously was Alan Smith watching a diff… https://t.co/dbJSZ51BQc (@danswight)