Striker Danny Ings is only one purpose off the tempo within the race to be Premier League golden boot after he netted twice in Southampton’s 3-1 victory at lowly Watford.
Ings struck in every half to succeed in 18 league objectives and transfer only one behind high scorer Jamie Vardy, who’s enduring a drought after streaking clear for Leicester City earlier this season.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl backed Ings to proceed his goalscoring type of their last matches.
“Nobody will deny how important a player he is for us,” Hasenhuttl mentioned. “Everything is feasible. We will play with him within the final six video games, and if he will get an opportunity, you see how unbelievable his ending is.
“It’s undoubtedly a type of outrageous high quality he has and once we scores it’s unbelievable.”
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Southampton moved up one place to 13th and nicely away from the relegation zone whereas 16th-place Watford remained one level above the drop zone with six video games left.
The fleet-footed Ings is having fun with the very best season of his profession and acquired his first purpose within the 16th minute.
He collected a go from William Smallbone some 30 metres out, superior previous two gamers and curled a shot into the underside proper nook from simply exterior the penalty space.
Ings made it 2-Zero within the 70th, discovering house in the correct aspect of the penalty space earlier than clipping a low shot which deflected off defender Craig Dawson and went into the underside left nook.
Watford got a a lifeline within the 79th with an personal purpose from defender Jan Bednarek however three minutes later James Ward-Prowse curled a tremendous free kick into the highest left nook to seal the outcome.
Watford’s preparations for the match had been rocked by an off-field subject. Manager Nigel Pearson dropped Andre Gray, Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina with the membership posting on Twitter that it was “to ensure the health and safety of all players, staff and officials at today’s game” amid the coronavirus pandemic. It got here after a newspaper report claimed Gray had hosted a celebration at his home for about 20 folks on Friday.