How Southampton FC had the last laugh after prank by Everton fans backfires.

Saints have last laugh against Everton
Saints have last laugh at Everton Credit: PA images

Southampton Football Club have hilariously hit back at the Everton fans who carried out a so-called 'prank' on the team, ahead of their clash at Goodison Park.

A small group of Everton supporters posted a video online as they set off fireworks in the early hours of Saturday morning (14 January), outside the hotel where Southampton's team was sleeping.   

The fireworks were set off just hours before the two teams who are both currently sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table.

Southampton FC though claim they weren't phased by the fireworks, and slept through.

The club said they only learned of the failed attempt to disturb them when they awoke the following morning.

The team then went onto Goodison Park and won at Everton for the first time since 1997, with captain James Ward Prowse scoring two goals.

James Ward Prowse scored twice Credit: PA images

The Saints media team then put a cheeky five star review on Tripadvisor, praising the hotel for it's "triple-glazing" and saying it was the best sleep they've ever had.

Posting a review, it read: "We can't say enough positive things about the Innside by Melia Liverpool.

"Had an important business trip to attend in the city and they were the perfect hosts.

"The hotel ensured we were looked after, and well-rested for our meeting, which was an extremely productive one.

"Rooms were brilliant, beds were incredibly comfy, and the blackout blinds and triple glazing...oh wow

"You could literally have a firework display going on outside your window, and you've never know it. Best night's sleep we've ever had.

"In fact, the only rocket we noticed all weekend, was the one James Ward-Prowse sent into the net in the 78th minute at Goodison.

"We will definitely be returning again."