Southampton played out a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon, marking their fifth straight Premier League match without scoring a goal.
After a scoreless home match against the worst team in the league, some Southampton supporters turned their ire towards manager Mark Hughes and demanded his sacking.
— 🏴 TS 🇬🇧 (@ts_ts89) October 27, 2018
Cant beat bottom of the table newcastle, no goals, no confidence, this is getting beyond a joke… Mark Hughes OUT 🚫
— Danny Fordanski 😇⚽ (@SaintDan9) October 27, 2018
Enough is enough. Hughes needs to be replaced immediately or we will be relegated.
— Adam Burton (@adamburtonphoto) October 27, 2018
The Saints entered the weekend in 16th position, four points above the league’s bottom-dwellers, Newcastle. After the result, Southampton remained in 16th with two points separating them from the relegation zone.
Some supporters looked on the bright side, as Southampton have now kept two clean sheets in a row after last week’s 0-0 draw against Bournemouth. Yet the prevailing mood was one of pessimism, as fans wondered if the Saints could win against anyone if they drew the likes of Newcastle at St. Mary’s.
Two clean sheets in a row! What’s not to like?! But Who the heck are we going to beat if we can’t score!? Newcastle are a poor team
— Richard (@richargr001) October 27, 2018
Cant even score against a poor newcastle team, we are in trouble.
— Kevin Cox (@KevinCo66231290) October 27, 2018
Overall, it was a poor day on the South Coast for the Saints, and their 2018 home form has been simply atrocious.
Southampton 0 Newcastle 0. Still just the one Premier League win at St Mary’s in 2018
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) October 27, 2018
With their next league match coming away at Manchester City, Southampton supporters must fear the worst for their side, who already look like they’re in for a long relegation battle this season.