Southampton completed a brilliant comeback last weekend against Watford. After going down 1-0 in the 24th minute to a goal from Ismailia Sarr, the Saints waited until the 78th minute to equalise trough Danny Ings. Then, just five minutes later, James Ward-Prowse scored a trademark freekick to win the game (Sky Sports).
The freekick was a thing of beauty, looping over the wall and into the top corner of the goal past Ben Foster. It was a boost to the club’s battle against relegation. When Southampton’s Twitter posted footage of the freekick the morning after, it provided fans with a brilliant start to their day. They quickly praised Ward-Prowse, claiming that he has a special gift.
Such an underrated guy
— jaijin johny (@jaijinjohny) December 1, 2019
Great goal. Few more of those would be nice. But well done Mr Ward Prowse
— dave rudd (@daverudd9) December 2, 2019
Good on you?WE MARCH ON!The saints should be in the Premier not the Championship
— ????? (@Av9At0) December 1, 2019
Can Southampton avoid relegation this season?
One fan was slightly critical of the player but admitted that what he did was magic.
JPW . What can I say . He can do things like that . Wow . One bit of his game that needs to be a bit better is stop giving the ball away. Hes not the only one. But sort that out and think of the player he could be ? But dead ball top class.
— Nick Graham (@nicksfc73) December 1, 2019
A few other fans related to Jan Bednarek’s reaction. His face was lit up with emotion when the ball hit the back of the net.
I love this. The look on Bednareks face when he realises its gone in is priceless
— Raziel (@Drexl_Raz) December 1, 2019
— Daniel Webster (@danmacweb) December 1, 2019
What do we think?
It was a vital win for the Saints who are currently fighting a relegation battle. The team will need a few solid performances in December to push out of the bottom three.
James Ward-Prowse, who is valued at £16.2 million (as per Transfermarkt), will have a big part to play in keeping Southampton in the Premier League, with even more timely goals possibly required from here on in.