David Moyes’ nightmare season continued on Wednesday night, with his Sunderland side beaten 1-0 by Southampton at St. Mary’s.
The Black Cats’ manager was even sent to the stands late on for protesting over a penalty that wasn’t given.
However, the goal which gave Saints the victory was a worthy winner, with Moroccan attacker Sofiane Boufal tucking a wonderful long-range effort underneath the crossbar on 66 minutes.
Collecting the ball on the left side of the box courtesy of some fine footwork, Southampton’s £16million record-signing cut inside before producing a magnificent curling effort that just plinked pleasingly off the woodwork on the way in…
Here’s a bit of fan footage from a fortuitous angle…
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Boufal’s wonder strike, his first since his summer arrival from Ligue 1, fired Claude Puel’s side into the last eight of the EFL Cup while Sunderland’s woeful form looks set to continue for some time.