A number of Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Jannik Vestergaard’s performance as the Saints beat Aston Villa 4-3 on Sunday.
Villa Park played host to another incredible game as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men looked set to hand the home side their second successive heavy defeat.
The Saints took a 4-0 lead inside an hour. And it was Vestergaard who gave them the lead with a fantastic header after just 20 minutes.
Ultimately, James Ward-Prowse will understandably take many of the headlines. He scored two stunning free-kicks and provided the assist for Vestergaard’s goal.
But plenty of supporters felt that Vestergaard gave Ward-Prowse a run for his money. It has been a remarkable start to the season for the centre-back.
Southampton fans would have been forgiven for wanting the Dane moved on over the summer. As shown by Spotrac, he earns £60,000-a-week at St Mary’s. And he had previously struggled to live up to expectations on the south coast.
However, he appears to have turned a corner in dramatic fashion in more recent times. And some clearly think that he has been one of the side’s best players so far this term.
Here is how some of the supporters reacted to Vestergaard’s performance…
Great win, regardless of late onslaught from Villa. Some talking points re VAR, especially Cash handball & Adams offside. Saints wonderful 1st half but struggled when injuries occurred. Stephens looked well off the pace. MOTM Vestergaard or McCarthy despite JWP heroics #saintsFC
— Saint Alastair (@Saint_Alastair) November 1, 2020
JWP, Ings, McCarthy and Vestergaard all outstanding. Got to remember villa are a quality side and didn’t fluke 7 goals against Liverpool. Thought KWP had a difficult day but another good learning curve, the same with Diallo. On to Newcastle 😅 #saintsfc
— Joe (@sfcJoe_) November 1, 2020
Vestergaard MOTM … BUT clearly without Bednarek there is a lack of quality in defence. We looked slow and jaded that half in the middle of the pitch too. Plenty for Hassenhuttl to look into #saintsfc
— Mike C (@smilock1984) November 1, 2020
— Nick Biddlecombe (@BIDDS83) November 1, 2020
FAO Liverpool; Vestergaard will cost you in excess of £90m#saintsfc
— Dan Hiscock (@Hiscock91) November 1, 2020
How and when did Vestergaard turn world class? #saintsfc
— Chris Wragg (@chriswragg) November 1, 2020
Entertaining game that. Happy with the win, thought Vestergaard was again good and JWP excellent. Shame about Ings, hope the injury isn’t bad! #saintsfc
— Dan Sharpe (@dansharpe90) November 1, 2020