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Ings owners deprived of double-digit haul after penalty miss in Saints win

Bournemouth 0-2 Southampton

  • Goals: Danny Ings (£7.6m), Che Adams (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Nathan Redmond (£6.2m), Michael Obafemi (£4.9m)
  • Penalty Miss: Ings
  • Penalty Save: Aaron Ramsdale (£4.4m)
  • Bonus: Ramsdale x3, Adams x2, Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) x1

Danny Ings (£7.6m) scored his 21st Premier League goal of the season in Southampton’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, a victory that left the Cherries on the brink of relegation to the Championship.

From a Fantasy perspective, the match was all about one man.

After stroking Southampton into a 40th-minute lead with a well-placed shot from outside the area, Ings was handed the chance to double his tally and the visitors’ advantage when Harry Wilson (£5.7m) handled in his own box just before the hour-mark.

It was Southampton’s number nine, and not regular taker James Ward-Prowse (£5.7m), who stepped up from 12 yards but his tame penalty was easily saved by Aaron Ramsdale (£4.4m) in the Bournemouth goal.

While we’re of course talking about what Glenn Hoddle would call a ‘Sliding Doors situation’ and a different game would have subsequently panned out, the miss was in simplified terms the difference between four FPL points and a 13-point haul for Ings’ owners as the Saints’ striker would have been well clear in the bonus point stakes heading into the final half an hour.

Hasenhuttl wasn’t too miffed at the spot-kick miss, saying of Ings:

He normally makes the difficult ones, not the easy ones! If you see him working for the team and scoring, he’s unbelievably important for us. We wish him as many goals as possible but more important is that we win our last game against Sheffield at home.

As Hasenhuttl mentioned above, Ings has proved adept at converting half-chances into goals.

His deadlock-breaking strike was just that, with the in-form striker collecting a Nathan Redmond (£6.2m) pass, cutting inside and slotting beyond Ramsdale.

He nearly repeated that trick just after half-time, firing narrowly wide from 25 yards after again drifting in from the left wing.

More positively for FPL managers, this was his eighth successive post-resumption start (his third in six days) and yet another 90-minute run-out, with his afternoon only brought to an end in stoppage time.

With a full week to recover before the Gameweek 38+ visit of Sheffield United, he looks like a shoo-in to make Hasenhuttl’s line-up again on the final day.

Substitutes Michael Obafemi (£4.9m) and Che Adams (£5.3m) combined for Southampton’s stoppage-time nerve-settler, with Redmond and Ward-Prowse having earlier wasted decent openings and Ramsdale forced into six saves in all.

Sheffield United will likely offer a bigger challenge to Ings and co next Sunday, however, with only Liverpool having conceded fewer goals than the Blades this season.

At the other end, this was Saints’ third clean sheet since the restart last month, with Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) collecting a bonus point to supplement his shut-out.

He wasn’t particularly overworked, with two of his three stops regulation in nature, but his flying dive to deny a Harry Wilson equaliser was worthy of praise.

Hasenhuttl said of his side’s defensive display and the game overall:

The clean sheet was very tough work and hard work for my defenders, for the whole team.

We knew we had to expect intensity and we were prepared for that. The way we found the game after 20 minutes was a good one. We had problems in the beginning and it was not our game, it was a bit like ping pong.

On the absence of Jan Bednarek (£4.4m), who was replaced by the typically Jekyll-and-Hyde Jannik Vestergaard (£4.5m), the Southampton boss said ahead of kick-off:

Yesterday, he had a light muscle injury and it was too risky to bring him in with a busy week so it doesn’t make sense.

Bournemouth aren’t quite down but they will be if Watford get a point or more from either of their final two fixtures.

Given that the Hornets have to face Manchester City and Arsenal in those two matches, there is still hope for Howe’s side.

They certainly had a good go against Southampton, building on fine displays against Leicester City and Pep Guardiola’s troops in the last two Gameweeks.

Substitute Harry Wilson had two clear openings on the left-hand side of the visitors’ box, while half-namesake Callum Wilson (£7.4m) – goalless since March – nodded two decent chances off-target.

Sam Surridge (£4.3m) thought he had grabbed a dramatic late leveller, meanwhile, only for the VAR to chalk the goal off for an offside on Callum Wilson.

A devastated Howe lamented his side’s finishing after full-time, saying:

The lads gave everything to the match. I thought at times we played very well today, created a number of chances but, ultimately, our finishing in the last part was just missing and the break of the ball was slightly difficult for us.

We are disappointed with the first goal we conceded because, until that time, they hadn’t really threatened our goal. And I think the second one, it’s probably a result of the VAR decision at the end.

The one saving grace for Bournemouth could be their opponents in Gameweek 38+.

If results go their way elsewhere, then the Cherries may only have to beat Everton on the final day to stay up.

The Toffees are winless in four and have produced some limp displays of late although there isn’t really a stand-out FPL asset for the Cherries, with Callum Wilson short of goals, Gameweek 35+ hero Dominic Solanke (£5.1m) back on the bench on Sunday and rotation continuing in the wide areas.


Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Rico, Kelly, S Cook, Stacey; Stanislas (L Cook 70), Lerma (Surridge 82), Billing (Gosling 87), Brooks (H Wilson 46); King (Solanke 70), Wilson.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Long (Adams 66), Ings (Obafemi 90).

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607 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Help needed please...
    Got 2fts and 3 pts behind ML leader.
    Pope
    Taa, doherty, saiss
    Kdb salah son bruno
    Rash greenwood jimi

    Bench is just foden (Lascelles, Holgate)

    A) Salah, Jimi and Rash > Dilva Kane Auba -4
    B) Salah, Foden,Jimi > Sterling Fodder, Kane, -4
    C) Something else.

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      keep Salah

    2. Blandiblub
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Downgrade Doherty and maybe Jimi > Jesus?

      Definitely keep Salah!

  2. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Blue is the Colour

  3. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    FH team thoughts?

    Martinez
    Gomez Bardsley Pieters
    KDB Salah Martial Antonio Silva
    Kane Auba C

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ideal - but perhaps you could find someone more fun than Gomez. Tierney?

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Good shout thanks

  4. Stoichkov#8
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Done it. FH 38 team ready. Thoughts?

    Martinez
    Aurier - Diop - Pieters
    Salah - KDB - Dilva - Bruno
    Kane - Auba - Jesus

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Superb

    2. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wow, any thoughts for Antonio or Martial taking a mid spot?

  5. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Auba or Kane?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Auba

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Both. If one than flip a coin. Auba maybe as play home and CP is better in def than Wat.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        But Palace have defensive injuries

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Not recently

        Palace have pretty much the worst defensive record since the restart. Watford also have plenty to play for and Arsenal are simply safe knowing the top ten trophy is theirs as Southampton started slowly 🙂

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Thinking Kane now myself

    4. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Probably going both why not

      1. JJeyy
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Cant afford both personally

        1. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Shoot, Auba then

  6. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team? Weak defence but I am chasing a 25 point gap to ML leader so feel like all out attack is the only way I will get anywhere near closing the gap

    Martinez
    Aurier Pieters Diop
    Salah Mahrez Silva Martial
    Kane Jesus Auba

    Lampety, Guendouzi, Williams

  7. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Last Man Standing Grand Final Update (4 teams)

    Top score = 29

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sadly out last GW 🙁

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        2 GWs ago, super run by you.

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Oh, right. GWs going fast lately.
          Thank you! First time was in that long.

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            *thats what she said :

  8. Captain Beefheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who scores more

    Rashford Leicester, VVD Newcastle
    Or
    Auba Watford, Pieters Brighton

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Second one

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I prefer Rashford and VVD

  9. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who scores more in 38?
    Rash
    Auba
    Dilva

    1. kamdaraji
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Dilva

  10. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Nervous DDG and Pulistic owner after today.

    Do we think they start in the league ?

    Tnks.

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Pulisic will start, was for enough to be on bench...just rested

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Why worried about Puli? and keepers never change

      1. 20LEGEND
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Lampard said he had a small injury in the pre match interview

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Oh course they do..

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      If i was a betting man - Lamps knows Pulisic can do serious damage vs. TAA so is wrapping him in cotton wool

  11. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which teams are likely to keep a CS gw38?? Not sure if I should go big or cheap on FH for def

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Man City.

  12. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Kane back to back hauls, not bad for a DM huh?

  13. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I mean, we're all cappin' David Silva outta respect next week yeah?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      yeah. Sod it might just do Doherty and Foden to Pieters and Dilva for free right now

  14. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Justin and Bruno ➡️ Mendy and Son? -4

    McCarthy Allison
    Trent Doherty C.Taylor Lascelles Justin
    Sterling Foden Tony Bruno Salah
    Ings Greenwood Wood