The Warm-Down: Danny Ings, what a bargain
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Southampton's talisman Danny Ings took his goal tally to 20 as the in-form striker earned a point for Saints against Brighton.

The match between the South Coast sides finished stalemate after the Seagulls initially took the lead as Neal Maupay calmly slotted home in the 17th minute.

With Saints desperately looking for at least an equaliser their super striker found the back of the net in the 66th minute as Ings easily beat Matty Ryan.

20 goal milestone

With Ings's strike midway through the second half, it took his goals to 20 for the season, becoming the first player to do so for Southampton in the Premier League since James Beattie in 2002-2003.

Ings was outstanding for Ralph Hassenhutl's side once again with only Jamie Vardy outscoring the forward in the league this season.

Despite having a goal ruled for offside the former Liverpool and Burnley forward made it to the goal milestone which means he is the first Southampton player to reach at least 20 in one season since Rickie Lambert - although he did so in the Championship.

Following his £20m move from the Reds last summer it certainly looks to be a bargain in the current market.

Providing he can stay fit the 27-year-old can go a long way in improving Saints' league position next year.

Brighton close in on safety

A point for Graham Potter's side should be considered a good result and definitely helps in securing Premier League survival.

The Seagulls are now six points clear of 18th place Bournemouth and with only two games to play look in very good stead to remain in the top-flight.

Meaning only a point is needed in their next two games, the first of which is against Newcastle, to guarantee their Premier League status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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