Southampton registered their first victory of the new Premier League campaign on Saturday when they overcame Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park by a 2-0 margin. The Saints had Danny Ings to thank for their win, as the striker on loan from Liverpool opened the scoring just after half time with a neat finish through Wayne Hennessey’s legs.
It marked the 26-year-old’s second strike of the new season and the forward, who has endured an injury-ravaged past few campaigns, will be glad to be back playing regular football. If he can keep up this kind of form, as well as his fitness, he may even be in line for an England recall soon enough.
After his match-winning antics for Mark Hughes’ South Coast club, plenty of Saints fans took to Twitter to hail Ings’ contribution. The striker’s bright start to life in their team has plenty hoping that he can fire them to Premier League safety this season…
Long – Ings – Redmond. The new Firmino – Salah – Mane?#saintsfc
— sfcpaul (@sfcpaul100) 2 September 2018
Great win away from home for #saintsfc yesterday. Redemption for Hojbjerg, delighted with Danny Ings.
— Brian (@BrianPeterFoley) 2 September 2018
It’s great to see Danny Ings enjoying his football again and scoring goals, I know it’s still early in the season but he looks like a fantastic signing for saints #saintsfc
— THE12THMAN (@The12T) 2 September 2018
Ings scoring a goal every 136 minutes. That’s 25 goals if he keeps it up this season. Early times but the hopes back a bit #saintsfc
— 1885theartof (@1885theartof) 1 September 2018
Hang on.. now lovely finish by Ings through keepers legs. To be fair… it was lovely #saintsfc
— Lisa J (@lisjefferies) 1 September 2018
And to think, for a minute there I actually wanted us to sign Welbeck over Ings… smh #SaintsFC
— Rob (@ClementsR18) 1 September 2018
Also Danny Ings should have 5 statues made for him as soon as they get back to Southampton #SaintsFC
— N (@LeminaERA) 1 September 2018
— Chris Pritchard (@chrisp1991) 1 September 2018