Southampton fans react on Twitter to THAT Mane miss at Spurs

Sadio Mane produced a terrible miss for the Saints against Tottenham Hotspur.

It was the stuff of nightmares for Sadio Mane.

The Southampton midfielder looks a promising player - but his miss late on against Spurs looked more like a broken promise.

With his side trailing in the second half, the Saints could have done with him slotting the ball home from close range. Instead, he fumbled and the ball rolled away as if trying to escape the embarrassment of being involved in such a disastrous episode.

The visitors ended up losing the game 1-0 at Tottenham after Christian Eriksen's first-half winner sealed victory, meaning Mauricio Pochettino went home with the bragging rights against his former side.

Many Southampton fans were quick to defend Mane, saying he has only been in the Premier League a very short while. 

“It’s part of football,” manager Ronald Koeman told reporters after the game.

“Sometimes you score and sometimes not. He had two good chances in this game, in the first half a good one as well and the second half a good one.

“He was playing good, he was fast, he was doing his best and missing chances is part of football.”

Others, however, were less forgiving...

Here are some of the best fan reactions on Twitter. Enjoy!

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