Where has it all gone wrong for Southampton?

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Southampton’s Shane Long feels the pain (Picture: Reuters)

Disgraceful. That is the only word that can sum up the individual performances of Southampton’s players to a man in last night’s Capitol One Cup quarter final against Sheffield United.

In what was a golden opportunity to get the club into a cup semi-final and a possible chance of a Wembley final, the Saints players showed a lack of effort, a deficiency of desire and were devoid of ideas. It was truly woeful.

For the 4,000 fans who made the long trip north it was a kick in the teeth for them to put on such a negligent, toothless, spineless showing from supposed top level players. Second to every ball and incapable of breaking their opponents down, they were outplayed, out-battled and outclassed by their League One opponents. Unacceptable.

The home side always looked dangerous at set pieces, but Saints didn’t learn…

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