Why Southampton fans need to accept their reality check against Manchester City with good grace

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman reacts to a rare bad day for his side (Picture: Reuters)

Well this will simply not do. I don’t like this at all. I mean what are Southampton fans supposed to do now? We’d really got used to winning.

I know, we’ll massively overreact.

There was certainly a reality check needed after the final whistle at St Mary’s today after Saints were well beaten by the current Premier League champions. Seriously guys, it’s going to be ok.

Sometimes you just have to accept that you were beaten by the better team and that is exactly what happened today. The homeside weren’t at their best and made several mistakes, two things you might get away with against the likes of Stoke or Leicester but you won’t against the likes of Manchester City, or any of the other Champion’s League clubs for that matter.

The nature of the defeat makes…

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