IT was the day the dream died and the tears flowed.

Danny Higginbotham sits disconsolate on the St Mary's pitch after Saints are relegated from the Premiership.

The 2-1 home loss to Manchester United condemned the club to a spell outside the top flight of English football for the first time in 27 years.

There were tears on the pitch and in the stands, while hundreds of fans gathered in front of the main stand to chant for chairman Rupert Lowe's resignation afterwards.

Manager Harry Redknapp said he would make a decision on his own future after talks with Lowe.