Adam Armstrong – 5.5
A tough day at the races for Southampton’s number nine. Apart from a tame shot early doors, his main contribution was a quick break on the 50th minute mark where he released Redmond. Still early days at Southampton for the Geordie striker but he did not suit the new formation and struggled without Che Adams’ enterprise and vision.
With the impressive impact of Broja, it is possible that Hasenhuttl may look to pair the two for future games but in all honesty, today’s showing won’t be one for the scrap books.
Ibrahima Diallo – 6
Brought on for Romeu after half time, Diallo was ineffective in an advanced position and would have been better suited to playing alongside Ward-Prowse in front of the back four.
Armando Broja – 9
Despite only coming on with around 20 minutes remaining, Broja was comfortably Southampton’s best performer against the Hamners. The match went from a drab affair with few chances, to open and exciting within minutes of his introduction.
A lovely first touch saw him turn Ogbonna and then leave him for dead, before a subsequent opportunity saw him hit the post from distance. His header in stoppage time nearly crept over the line but was prevented by a goal line block from Declan Rice. After his brace in the league cup in Wales, this was another impressive showing from Broja – many fans will be desperate to see him start forthcoming matches. Despite being a brief cameo, Southampton’s man of the match.