Wigan Athletic 0-2 Southampton (FA Cup): Player ratings

WIGAN, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Cedric Soares of Southampton (L) celebrates as he scores their second goal with Dusan Tadic during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Wigan Athletic and Southampton at DW Stadium on March 18, 2018 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
WIGAN, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Cedric Soares of Southampton (L) celebrates as he scores their second goal with Dusan Tadic during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Wigan Athletic and Southampton at DW Stadium on March 18, 2018 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) /
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6. Lemina looked a little lost in his new centre-midfield role.  It is nice he is being given more freedom to attack, but he and Hojbjerg particularly struggled covering the midfield in the first half.  His confidence didn’t appear to be 100% and he was not as good in possession as usual.  Chalk it up to a learning curve within a new system.. Defensive centre-midfielder. Southampton. MARIO LEMINA

Defensive centre-midfielder. Southampton. PIERRE-EMILE HOJBJERG. 9. Scored the goal that changed the game entirely, shortly after having a header saved.  Was the better of the two centre-midfielders, but needs to recognize when to attack vs. hold.  Looked a little tired down the stretch, but his attitude and positivity are needed in the side.  All fans will be really happy for him netting his first for the club and sending the team to Wembley.

Tadic looked much better in the 4-4-2, as a winger vs. the #10.  He is really good when he gets in 1v1 opportunities to cross, and he even helped out defending in front of Soares.  It will be really positive if Mark Hughes can get a little more out of him going forward.. Attacking-midfielder. Southampton. DUSAN TADIC. 7

7. It was nice to see Boufal’s name in the starting eleven.  He had his moments, and was a little more decisive going forward.  Was not very happy being subbed off up 1-0, but he needs to improve his defensive work to stay on the field with Hughes in charge.. Attacking-midfielder. Southampton. SOFIANE BOUFAL