Mark Hughes has his first match as coach of Southampton won. The former international Wales saw his new employer’s opponent Wigan Athletic, on the third place in the League, in the quarter finals of the FA Cup with a 0-2 defeat.
Mark Hughes is blissfully happy
The Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg made in the 62nd minute the openingsdoelpunt. In the final doubled Cédric Soares the lead. Hughes was on Wednesday appointed as the successor of the dismissed Argentine Mauricio Pellegrino.
Southampton is at the eighteenth place in the top English league and should fear for relegation. Earlier this season Hughes is still head coach of Stoke City.
The Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt played Sunday, the entire competition at Southampton. Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United qualified for the semi-finals of the FA Cup.