Date: 25th September 2019 at 7:30pm
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Rickie Lambert said before the derby via Southampton’s official Twitter account that the city will remember you if you get a win over Portsmouth, and Danny Ings has seemingly become the most popular man in town.

The former Liverpool striker hit a brace in the Saints’ 4-0 win over Portsmouth in the first South Coast Derby in nearly seven years, handing Southampton the bragging rights over their long-hated rivals until their next encounter in the future.

After such a performance and in line with Lambert’s words, many Southampton fans were jubilant over Ings’ impact following the full-time whistle as fans took to social media to praise their newfound hero.

Here is what some Saints supporters had to say about Ings following his two-goal performance over the League One side…

Some supporters remained grounded, though, in their praise of Ings…

The brace now puts Ings tally for the season up to three goals in all competitions as numbers from Transfermarkt show

 

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