‘What a strike, what a goal!’ Alan Shearer left purring over Danny Ings volley as Southampton break the deadlock against Wolves in stunning fashion… but ex-Saints striker says Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side should have been home and dry by half-time
- Danny Ings scored a stunning first-time volley for Southampton against Wolves
- Striker connected sweetly with Stuart Armstrong’s cross from the left flank
- Alan Shearer in the Amazon studio was highly impressed by the strike
- But he believed Saints should have wrapped the game up with first-half chances
- They were made to pay as Wolves turned the game around in the second-half
Alan Shearer was left purring after Danny Ings scored a brilliantly-taken volley for Southampton against Wolves on Sunday afternoon.
Having ended a five-week goal drought by scoring against the same opposition in Southampton’s FA Cup win at Molineux in midweek, Ings was at it again in their Premier League meeting.
Stuart Armstrong raced down the left wing and delivered an inch-perfect cross that England striker Ings hit flush on the volley for his 10th goal of the season.
Danny Ings volleys home a stunning goal to give Southampton the lead against Wolves
The Saints striker connected sweetly with the ball as Nathan Redmond blocked off a defender
It took the England striker into double figures for the season after his midweek FA Cup goal
And former Saints striker Shearer, who scored a few like that during his illustrious career, was impressed by Ings’ execution.
‘What a strike! It was brilliant work from Armstrong down the left and it’s clever from Redmond with the block,’ Shearer said on Amazon Prime’s coverage.
‘Keep your eye on the ball, make sure you get the right technique. Wow, what a strike, what a goal.
‘He’s full of confidence again and you can see it.’
Ings scored Southampton’s winner against Liverpool on January 4 but then went five matches without finding the net before netting against Wolves in the 2-0 FA Cup win on Thursday night.
Alan Shearer was thoroughly impressed by Ings’ goal in the Amazon Prime Sport studio
His 25th-minute strike at St Mary’s on Sunday took him into double figures for the season for club and country but Southampton really should have scored more goals before half-time.
It was just what Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side needed after losing five consecutive league games, including a 9-0 drubbing by Manchester United at Old Trafford.
‘You wouldn’t have thought that they’ve gone five games without a win,’ Shearer added. ‘They’re full of confidence, they’re bright, full of energy.
‘The only disappointment for Southampton is they’re not two or three goals up. Wolves have been hopeless, they haven’t started. There’s been nothing from them.’
Ings hadn’t scored a Premier League goal since the winner against Liverpool on January 4
But he more than made up for the wait with a volley that left Rui Patricio with no chance
England striker Ings has now moved into double figures for the season for club and country
However, that changed in the first 20 minutes of the second half as Wolves scored twice to flip the game on its head.
First, Ruben Neves converted a penalty after Ryan Bertrand was adjudged to have handled inside his own box. Then, Pedro Neto put the visitors ahead with a fierce shot that beat keeper Alex McCarthy as Wolves hung on for the win.
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