In the first meeting between the two sides for over seven years, south coast rivals Portsmouth and Southampton faced off in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, with the Saints prevailing as 4-0 victors to progress to the last 16.
A brace from Danny Ings and a goal from Nathan Redmond gave Southampton three of their goals much to the delight of the travelling fans, but a goal from one of the club’s understated players has got some fans simply loving his performance.
Cedric Soares, 28, struck in the 77th minute to put the Saints 3-0 up before Redmond added gloss to the scoreline, but the Portuguese defender’s passionate performance has got some fans appreciating his contribution.
Check out some of the best reactions to Cedric’s derby performance below.
Very happy for the win and the goal. The support from our fans was massive! pic.twitter.com/xMdbUIJUFD
— Cédric Soares (@OficialCedric) September 24, 2019
Goal of the season for me. So far!!!!
— Ben Page (@benjamin1_page) September 25, 2019
Great game Cedric. Glad to see you back and fighting for your spot
— 7amblyn (@7amblyn) September 25, 2019
Absolutely quality lad
— Connor (@Harper11_) September 24, 2019
— Mahmoud (@Mahmoud_SFC) September 24, 2019
Thank you, hero ????????
— Debbie (@SFC_Debs) September 24, 2019
Well played Cedric, great goal. #SaintsFC
— Together as One (@pennycotton0) September 24, 2019
Another great game Cedric
— DTagg64 (@DTagg64) September 24, 2019
Welcome to legend status
— Saints FC Podcast (@SaintsFCPodcast) September 25, 2019
love you céd x
— dan (@PivotalProwsey) September 24, 2019
Top game from you again Cedric!
— Jay (@ffsJxy) September 24, 2019