Southampton fans love Wesley Hoedt for hurting Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf

Southampton 0 – Stoke City 0

It was a scoreline which helped neither side.

Southampton took on Stoke in a relegation six-pointer on Saturday and the game ended goalless.

Stoke remain second bottom of the table, while Southampton have been dragged further into the relegation mire after dropping two home points.

Wesley Hoedt vs Mame Biram Diouf

One of the big flash points at St Mary’s happened in the first half.

Southampton centre-half Wesley Hoedt got into a to-and-fro with Stoke forward Mame Biram Diouf.

Diouf was the first to strike when the Stoke striker stomped on the Saints defender’s foot – an incident which went unpunished by the ref.

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But minutes later Hoedt exerted his own retribution on Stoke’s Diouf as he took him out in an aerial challenge.

As Diouf jumped for a ball in the air, Southampton’s Hoedt rushed on the scene to take the man and the ball.

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As a result of the collision, Diouf crashed to the turf and he immediately held his left arm.

After treatment from medics, the Stoke forward was subbed out the game.

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And how did fans react on social media?

Southampton fans lauded Hoedt for showing Diouf who was boss.

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