Date: 18th May 2021 at 3:15pm
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Karen Carney has been speaking on the latest edition of Match of the Day about Southampton’s 3-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League and the rest of Saturday’s games.

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Central to the win for the Saints were James Ward-Prowse and Stuart Armstrong, and Carney was full of praise for both.

She said: (54:55) “A lot of credit goes to Danny Ings, but in particular, I was really impressed with Armstrong and Ward-Prowse and what they add to this team.

“Forward thought all the time, we spoke about [with] Leeds their intensity to play forward all the time it’s exactly the same [with Southampton].

“Armstrong usually plays out wide, and he comes into these midfield areas; he’s just so creative, and that’s why they’re so important to this Southampton team.

“Again, this is what I really like these forward passes, which I keep talking about because what these forward passes do is they open teams up, they cut teams open.

“Obviously, their manager was ecstatic with the result today [Saturday]”.

Do you think that Armstrong and Ward-Prowse have been crucial for Southampton this season?

Yes, both have been excellent

Yes, both have been excellent

No, they are both average

No, they are both average

TIF Thoughts on Armstrong and Ward-Prowse…

Armstrong has made 31 league appearances for the Saints this season, and he has directly contributed to nine goals in those appearances, which is pretty decent.

On the other hand, Ward-Prowse has directly contributed to 15 goals for the Saints as well, which, is very good.

However, Armstrong averages one key passes per game, while Ward-Prowse averages 1.5, so you can see that both players like to have a big impact on games, and it is no wonder that Carney was praising them after that Fulham match.

Certainly, we will be interested to see how both do for Southampton next season as well.

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