Southampton fans frustrated by Jannik Vestergaard's display against Brighton

Jannik Vestergaard of Southampton, Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton FC at Selhurst Park on September 1, 2018 in London,...

Southampton drew 2-2 with Brighton on Monday night.

Shane Duffy of Brighton and Hove Albion (L) scores his team's first goal ahead of Jannik Vestergaard of Southampton and Lewis Dunk of Brighton and Hove Albion  during the Premier League...

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. 

Jannik Vestergaard of Southampton FC  arrives ahead of the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton at American Express Community Stadium on August 28,...

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.

Jannik Vestergaard during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on September 13, 2018 in Southampton, England.

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