Southampton fans react on Twitter to Pelle's performance v QPR

The Saints forward has split opinion during his barren run...

On one hand, Southampton had Sadio Mane, a killer finisher who fulfilled his job description by putting Queens Park Rangers to the sword late on at Loftus Road.

On the other, there was Graziano Pelle, the Southampton striker who - once upon a time - was the club's main star.

No longer. The Italian's barren run extended at QPR on Saturday afternoon as he failed to net and failed to make any sort of impact.

And, on Twitter after the game, Southampton fans were split in their opinion on the 29-year-old. Many leapt to Pelle's defence; others have had enough.

A middle way also presented itself, with Saints supporters not exactly condemning the forward but admitting that he most certainly needs a rest.

Southampton's 1-0 win - courtesy of Mane's brilliant late strike - took them to third in the Premier League, alleviating pressure from the oncoming Spurs and taking them, albeit temporarily (before West Ham's game with Louis van Gaal's side), above Manchester United. They are only four points off Manchester City.

For QPR, it was yet another defeat, one that leaves them 19th in the standings.

But the mystery of Pelle is yet to be solved. Here's the best Twitter reaction from Southampton fans to his display at QPR...

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