Date: 3rd December 2019 at 8:35am
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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.

Can Southampton avoid relegation this season?

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One fan was slightly critical of the player but admitted that what he did was magic.

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.


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.