On this Day – Saturday 20th October 2001

Saints turned in a limp display as they went down 2-0 at fellow strugglers West Ham. Attention seemed to centre on the presence of Gordon Strachan in the stand with most assuming he was ready to take over as manager of the Hammers. In fact the exact opposite was true as stunned Southampton supporters were to learn just 24 hours later….

Credit: Graham Hiley – ‘The Saints On This Day: History, Trivia, Facts and Stats from Every Day of the Year’ (Amazon Prime)

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