​Shane Long had long been the butt of Southampton fan's jokes and jibes, after a dreadful run of goalscoring form had seen him scoreless since February 2017 in the ​Premier League.

As a result, all manner of 'if Shane Long scores...' tweets have been doing the rounds in the last 11 months, and had been a thoroughly safe space for outrageous hypothetical activities.

That was until Tuesday night, when the Irishman finally curtailed his woeful rut, and one particular user was left in a rather delicate position. 

Presuming it was beyond the realms of possibility, twitter user 'Saints4Ever' satirically declared he would go as far as to fart in his wife's face if the striker managed a goal, and was subsequently left with a large portion of egg on his face when the Irishman ended his 11-month scoring drought.

Twitter being what it is did not let him off the hook...


This hasn't been the first social media gaffe of the new year, with ​Tottenham striker Harry Kane left similarly embarrassed after his own ill advised New Year's post.

Elsewhere on Twitter, there was more hysteria and pandemonioum at Shane's long-awaited goal. Here is some of the best of the reaction:

Long's goal wasn't enough to earn ​Southampton a much needed victory, as they eventually ran out 2-1 losers to ​Crystal Palace at St. Mary's Stadium.

Mauricio Pellegrino's side are without a win in the league since their 4-1 trouncing of Everton in November, and pressure is mounting on the Argentinian tactician, with the Club in 17th position in the league, and only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.