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While Southampton will be disappointed in the way they were beaten against the Wolves on Sunday afternoon, one silver lining they can take out of the game is Stuart Armstrong’s performance.
The Scottish international was excellent midweek and sealed the FA Cup victory over the same opponents with a late goal, and was back in top form at St Mary’s.
He did it excellently to create the first goal of the game, jumping two Wolves defenders before delivering a perfect cross for Danny Ings to volley off.
The former Celtic player was at the heart of many good things Southampton did in the first half, and when he was replaced in the second half, they couldn’t find their way back into the game.
According SofaScoreArmstrong would earn an impressive 7.7 game rating for his display on Sunday, which was the best of any player on the court, with Ings scoring 7.5 by comparison.
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During his time in the field, the 28-year-old, who wins £ 50k a week At Southampton, he would have 38 ball touches and complete 17/21 passes, which was significantly more than Ings, despite the forward playing the entire game.
Armstrong was also successful in his three dribbling attempts against Old Gold, which is an improvement on his season average of 1.9 dribbles per game in the Premier League.
Perhaps most impressive was the Scottish international’s ability to win duels, as he would win 9/10 of his duels during the game, resulting in an impressive 90% success rate, which was the best of any player who started the game. match.
So despite the disappointing loss, it’s clear that this was another excellent performance from Armstrong, and it’s a shame he was taken away in the second half, as statistics suggest he was the best player on the field up to that point. moment. point.
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