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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Jan Bednarek (79' OG)
  • Danny Ings (16', 70')
  • James Ward-Prowse (82')

Ings double seals Southampton victory over struggling Watford

Watford were dealt a major blow in their bid to avoid relegation as a Danny Ings double and James Ward-Prowse's stunning late free kick condemned them to a 3-1 defeat at home to Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

Saints started strongly and took a well-deserved lead in the 16th minute when Ings glided past the challenge of two Watford defenders before curling a low effort into the far corner.

The striker added a second goal in the 70th minute after intercepting a wayward throw from goalkeeper Ben Foster before Jan Bednarek's own goal handed the Hornets a lifeline.

But Ward-Prowse's free kick in the 82nd minute sealed the victory for Southampton, who rose to 13th place with 40 points, while Watford remain in 16th with 28 points, one point ahead of third-bottom Bournemouth, who have a game in hand.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 32 +45 86
2 Manchester City 32 +48 66
3 Leicester City 33 +32 58
4 Chelsea 33 +16 57
5 Manchester United 33 +23 55
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 +9 52
7 Arsenal 33 +8 49
8 Sheffield United 32 +1 47
9 Tottenham Hotspur 32 +7 45
10 Burnley 32 -9 45
11 Everton 32 -7 44
12 Newcastle United 32 -10 42
13 Crystal Palace 33 -12 42
14 Southampton 32 -14 40
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 33 -9 36
16 West Ham United 32 -18 30
17 Watford 33 -23 28
18 Aston Villa 32 -24 27
19 AFC Bournemouth 33 -27 27
20 Norwich City 33 -36 21