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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Danny Ings (19', 75')
  • Ché Adams (48')
  • Christian Benteke (2')

Southampton beat Palace as Danny Ings strikes twice

Danny Ings scored twice on his return from injury to help Southampton bounce back from conceding an early goal and beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in their Premier League clash at St Mary's on Tuesday.

The Saints, who no longer have the threat of the drop hanging over them following Fulham's relegation on Monday, went behind in the second minute when Christian Benteke out-muscled their defence to score with a thumping left-footed shot.

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Ings, who had been out of action since tweaking a hamstring against Tottenham Hotspur in late April, levelled in the 19th minute, catching the Palace defence flat-footed as he controlled the ball before swivelling to fire home.

Nathan Redmond upended Wilfried Zaha to concede a penalty just before the break, but Southampton keeper Fraser Forster dived smartly to his left to keep out the resulting spot kick from Luka Milivojevic.

In the second half it was Southampton's turn to get off to a fast start and they scored two minutes in with a cleverly-worked corner from James Ward-Prowse that was played in to Che Adams, who steered the ball home from a tight angle.

With Palace floundering, Ings toe-poked his second in the 75th minute to lift Southampton to 14th spot in the table on 40 points, one behind 13th-placed Palace.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Chelsea 13 +26 30
2 Manchester City 13 +20 29
3 Liverpool 13 +28 28
4 West Ham United 13 +8 23
5 Arsenal 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Brentford 13 0 16
12 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton 13 -4 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton 13 -7 14
17 Watford 13 -6 13
18 Norwich City 14 -20 10
19 Burnley 12 -6 9
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7