A group of Southampton fans managed to watch the Norwich match from a hotel which is situated in one corner of the ground.
The diehards fans were so desperate to see their side, that they saw the whole game from inside the stadium, whilst millions of others saw it from their TV screen.
Steve Grant, the owner of @SaintsWeb and a season ticket holder of Southampton and Sutton United, tweeted from the very room he and his mates watched the game in.
He said: “LOL. Sky commentator (wrongly) saying Norwich booked out every room in the hotel in the corner to prevent any fans getting access. I know of at least 3 #saintsfc fans in a room there. Here’s a photo.”
LOL. Sky commentator (wrongly) saying Norwich booked out every room in the hotel in the corner to prevent any fans getting access. I know of at least 3 #saintsfc fans in a room there. Here’s a photo. pic.twitter.com/dJRASN6ouu
— Steve Grant (@SteveGrant1983) June 19, 2020
Southampton fans and their England flag were also spotted from the other side of the ground.
Simon Peach, the chief football writer for PA, said: “#SaintsFC fans get everywhere – one appears to be watching the game from the hotel next to Carrow Road.”
It was revealed prior to the game that Norwich City had discussions with management of the neighbouring Holiday Inn hotel to ensure no pitch-side rooms are sold on matchdays.
The Canaries have taken a proactive approach to safety, with the prevention of those rooms being sold an attempt to prevent gathering near to the stadium.
The game played out to a 3-0 Southampton win thanks, to take them 10 points clear of the drop.
Danny Ings opened the scoring with a lovely finish on the 49th minute, before Stuart Armstrong doubled the Saints’ lead five minutes later. With full time approaching, Nathan Redmond sealed what turned out to be a comfortable victory.
It leaves Norwich in further trouble, remaining bottom of the table, and have just eight games to claw back a six-point deficit on 17th-placed Watford above the relegation zone.
In the Premier League era, no team with 21 points or fewer after their 30th game of a season has survived the drop.
Twitter users reacted after seeing a group of Southampton fans watch the Norwich match from a hotel…
Stroke of luck that all the goals have gone in at the end they can see too.
— Scott Thomas (@ScottThomas2016) June 19, 2020
Good stuff your mates got in but the powers that be will be onto this following your post. Fucks it up for away fans the next few games
— Gaz M (@GazM1878) June 19, 2020
— Ryan Bartlett (@Barty16) June 19, 2020
Fantastic. Big fan of this
— Grammy Borthwick (@grammykaisayr63) June 19, 2020
We’re massive lads
— Ryan Hanks (@RyanHan92251187) June 19, 2020
Better view watching it on Sky though.
— Karen Gregory 🐝 #StayHomeSaveLives (@MapleHornet) June 19, 2020