Manolo Gabbiadini scored his first goal for Southampton since October as the Saints managed a 1-1 draw against Burnley in the Premier League at Turf Moor on Saturday.
The 26-year-old came on as a sub and sealed a crucial point for the visitors by scoring in the 90th minute. As a result of this draw, Southampton have climbed out of the relegation zone.
Gabbiadini has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction. He kept it short and simple, saying “nice feeling”.
Nice feeling ⚽? pic.twitter.com/Q4eDMUmtGH
— Manolo Gabbiadini (@Mgabbia23) February 24, 2018
It looked like Burnley were heading for their first win of 2018 with Ashley Barnes’ close-range goal. However, the Italy international lashed home to finish off a move that saw referee Bobby Madley impeding Burnley’s Ashley Westwood.
Southampton climbed to 16th in the Premier League table, and have suffered one defeat in their last nine games.
It has been a frustrating season for Gabbiadini, but the goal will give him a lot of confidence. The Saints fans responded to Gabbiadini’s tweet to let him know he did a brilliant job.
Can you just ignore what Pellegrino tells you & form you’re own tactics please. ?
— Chrisrex (@tubby1972) February 24, 2018
Superb buddy. Very important point, thank you ??
— Robbie (@SAINTSINFRANCE) February 24, 2018
Our best striker. You should be playing every week without doubt
— Nat & Ads (@StannersSFC) February 24, 2018
Well done Gabby – 8 minutes and you and Guido proved you should be playing together every match ????
— Debbie Clark Dixon (@Debs1267) February 24, 2018
Well done you got us a point and proved a point to the manager.
— Janet Formby (@Ladysaint13) February 24, 2018
Yes Manolo, thank you and what a finish! I hope you get more game time because you seriously deserve it! ? ?⚪
— ▪Ash▪ (@THE_SA1NTS) February 24, 2018
Let’s hope for a few more nice moments and even more minutes (on the pitch) ?
— Doug Maclellan (@MacLeTiss) February 24, 2018