Sometimes in football, it appears that one player is doing all the heavy lifting. And for Southampton, that seems to be the case with Danny Ings.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 20, 2019
The former Liverpool striker has scored five goals in his previous four games in all competitions for Southampton as stats from Transfermarkt show, with the 27-year-old attacker helping Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side to a point away to Wolves in a game that will remain notable for the hosts two goals ruled out by VAR.
Although Ings good form continued, some Southampton fans on social media remained frustrated at the rest of the squad for not pulling their weight enough on the goal-scoring front, with the last Saints player to score a Premier League that wasn’t the number 9 being James Ward-Prowse well over a month ago against Bournemouth.
Here’s what some Saints fans had to say about the team’s overreliance on Ings scoring goals on Twitter…
Shame the rest of the team aren’t chipping in
— Overly happy Chappy (@miserygutscoop) October 20, 2019
Can we get Che then?
— BBABirmingham (@BBABirmingham) October 20, 2019
— Boaconstrichard (@manbearpi9) October 21, 2019
Maybe we are finally emulating the New Orleans Saints offense
— Marios Dimaratos (@MDimaratos) October 21, 2019
— Josh (@HasenhuttlEra_) October 19, 2019
Some fans, though, were more worried about Southampton’s results on the pitch rather than Ings impressive goal-scoring form…
@IngsDanny is doing his part
But the stats don’t lie
Southampton have won just twice in their past 14 Premier League games, drawing five and losing seven https://t.co/O2Bj57xp4U of Southampton’s eight points this season have come on the road – a league-high share in 2019-20 (88%)
— Am Kiragu (@pavelamani) October 21, 2019
Agreed. Good point. And Didn’t Mané and Lallana play for us at one point too?!? The club is just mismanaged and deserves relegation.
— Limestone Roof (@limestoneroof) October 21, 2019
The 1-1 draw was not enough for Southampton to escape 17th place in the Premier League table, with the Saints only above the relegation on goal difference.