Southampton drew 2-2 with Brighton on Monday night.
Southampton manager Mark Hughes will have been desperately frustrated that his side failed to convert a 2-0 lead on 65 minutes into three points, as they drew 2-2 with Brighton - and some Saints fans have blasted Jannik Vestergaard.
Hughes' side took the lead with their first first-half goal of the Premier League season, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg rammed home a 30-yard pile driver into the bottom corner.
Danny Ings' excellent footwork in the second half saw him twist and turn past the Brighton defence before being brought down by left-back Gaetan Bong in the penalty area. He stepped up to score his third league goal of the season.
But Brighton replied instantly. Vestergaard, 26, was caught under the flight of Brighton centre-backs Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy from a free-kick, and Duffy headed home to reduce the arrears.
Southampton looked to hold on until the end, but target man Glenn Murray had other ideas. The veteran striker had tormented Vestergaard all evening, and he coolly slotted home a penalty after James Ward-Prowse fouled Duffy.
Saints fans were understandably seething on Twitter, and plenty of their frustration was centred around 6ft 7in Vestergaard. An £18million signing (Daily Post) from Gladbach, fans were shocked that he was beaten in the air so easily.
I thought Vestergaard was poor for much of the game tonight and I’ve had doubts about Hoedt for a while so I ask one question, why the hell is Yoshida stuck on the bench?— Geoff Emerson (@gcemerson) September 18, 2018
Having two cumbersome clowns playing at centre half doesnt help, hoedt was actually good tonight but vestergaard was awful 6’7 and cant win a bloody header— Eggar1981 (@eggbassett1) September 17, 2018
Vestergaard isn't a premier league defender, Hoedt can't control his legs and Cedrics so small he always gets beated at the back post— Freddie (@Freddie_matee) September 17, 2018
Vestergaard all 6'7 of him ain't that good in the air— Dell1977 (@Andy261971) September 17, 2018
The players have to take responsibility. So many passes were made tonight that were never in a million years going to reach their intended target. A team needs a backbone, we haven't had one for ages. Vestergaard looks average imo.— Dan Smith (@saintdansmith) September 17, 2018
Am i the only person who thinks Vestergaard is far too relaxed? I think he makes bad choices— Broccoli Rob (@lewisb44ker) September 17, 2018
Anyone checked on Vestergaard? Last I saw of him, he was getting bullied by Murray— Dan (@DanSleep93) September 17, 2018
Vestergaard is a donkey. Hoedt is a donkey. Case closed.— Aaron Blaxall (@AaronBlaxall10) September 17, 2018
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