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.
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.
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.
And how did fans react on social media?
Southampton fans lauded Hoedt for showing Diouf who was boss.
Early in the game Diouf stamped on Hoedt’s foot inside the box.
So how did Wesley react? By absolutely clattering him the next time they went up for a header. And my word did he clatter him😳 #saintsFC
— Fresh Saints (@FreshSaints) March 3, 2018
Wow Hoedt is no joke. Diouf stamped on his foot, then Hoedt later in the game smashed him from behind. Diouf is now injured, possible dislocated shoulder.
— Dezil Dez (@DezilDezz) March 3, 2018
what have you learnt… dont fuck with Hoedt #saintsfc
— jack goves (@JackDGoves) March 3, 2018
Well done Hoedt. When a twat tries to wind you up and stamp on your feet twice. Then you just ignore it and go right threw him next time. Completely showed him who’s boss. No sympathy for him at all #saintsfc
— saintsfanspodcast (@saintsfanspod) March 3, 2018
How was that not a card on that Hoedt guy. Completely ran Diuof through and injured him.
— E Grade A (@BigGameGradeA27) March 3, 2018
— stanley kwenda (@stanleykwenda) March 3, 2018