Last Saturday’s game between Southampton and Chelsea ended with a win for Southampton and it was mainly for the goal scored by James Ward-Prowse. He closed in on a record set by David Beckham, the legend of Manchester United. The winning goal was executed by James as a free kick. This was seen by many as close to the tally set by David Beckham.
Many are now talking about how James Ward-Prowse is close to the record set by David Beckham. He has now scored from a total of 17 free kicks during Premier League matches. This sets him one goal behind David Beckham who is regarded as the Goldenballs bearer. The free-kick goal was indeed a stunning win that James Ward-Prowse provided his team. Southampton also made an impressive statement with their wins, especially with Ruben Telles as their interim boss. Hence, Telles is sure to land the job by the time the season ends. Continue reading
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has been backed to break the free-kick record in the Premier League currently held by English football icon David Beckham after his sensational long-range free-kick during last weekend’s 3-1 loss at Wolves. England international Ward-Prowse was backed by Ex-Liverpool and Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy while he was on the BBC Match of the Day.
Murphy while speaking on the sensational free-kick from Southampton skipper Ward-Prowse said it was one of the best free-kicks he has seen and that it was a phenomenal effort. Speaking further, the BBC pundit said that Ward-Prowse hit the valve like Cristiano Ronaldo occasionally does in the past and it flew into the back of the net. Ward-Prowse left Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa with no chance of saving the ball as he halved the deficit with six minutes remaining on the clock after the hosts had taken a two-goal lead through goals from Raul Jimenez (penalty) and skipper ConorCoady. Wolves went on to seal a 3-1 home win over the Saints through the breakaway goal from speedy winger AdamaTraore.