A man has been banned from attending football matches for three years after an incident on the day Saints lost to Crystal Palace. 

Michael Hurst, 56, was given a three-year football banning order at Southampton Magistrates' Court.

This related to an incident on April 15 this year on the day Saints faced Crystal Palace at St Mary's. 

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Hurst of Knatts Valley Road, Sevenoaks pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He was also fined £200 and must pay £85 court costs plus an £80 surcharge. 

This is set to be paid in £20 instalments.

Southampton lost 0-2 to Crystal Palace with Eberechi Eze scoring in the 54th and 68th minute for the South London side.