It’s a measure of Southampton’s rising strife that this slender victory over a Championship aspect with issues of their very own was not sufficient to cease their fans turning on Mauricio Pellegrino close to the top, greeting the supervisor’s resolution to withdraw Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg by directing loud boos and mutinous chants at the away dugout at Craven Cottage.Lower than 24 hours after Virgil van Dijk marked his Liverpool debut with the winner within the Merseyside derby, the £75m centre-back’s former membership had been closing in on a spot within the fourth spherical of the FA Cup due to James Ward-Prowse’s first objective of the season when Pellegrino determined to make a late change in midfield, changing Hojbjerg with the extra defensive Mario Lemina with 10 minutes to go. In a single indignant second a snug exercise for the Premier League strugglers, who stored Fulham at arm’s size for a lot of the afternoon, grew to become a reminder of their darkening temper. Proceed studying…

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