Ings snatches victory from FC Watford in the closing minutes

Premier League: Southampton 2-1 FC Watford

FC Watford came back with nothing from their game on the road, losing 2-1 to Southampton. The pre-match build-up pegged it as a game that either side could win. 90 minutes of play saw Southampton victorious.

FC Watford made two changes to their starting lineup, replacing 592436 and 593146 with 625206 and 638456.

Ismaila Sarr sank the ball into Southampton 's net in the 24th minute. FC Watford finished the first half ahead. The 57th minute saw a change in the Southampton line-up: Shane Long and Sofiane Boufal came onto the pitch while Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond headed for early showers. Danny Ings took a chance for Southampton in the 78th and shot, making the score 1-1. James Ward-Prowse sensed an opening in the 83rd minute and scored to make it 2-1.

Southampton should be looking to shore up their defence, given that they have let in an average of 2.46 goals per game this season. Southampton find themselves in line for relegation, having gained just nine points this season. With a dismal record of having conceded 32 goals this season, Southampton have found themselves to have the league's worst defence. Southampton need to improve their somewhat-scanty record, given that they are tallying two wins, eight losses, and three draws. This victory ends a run of nine matches without a win for Southampton.

FC Watford have only managed to bring home two points from their games on the road. Abottom-placed club currently find themselves struggling to find a foothold in the league. The defence of visiting team can be deemed, at best, to be 'shaky'. But the most-honest assessment would be that it has been utterly deficient, given they have conceded 28 goals in the course of the season. FC Watford continue to collect losses like small children collect football stickers: eight this season, along with four draws. FC Watford have managed to gain only two points in their last five games.

Southampton will visit Newcastle on Sunday. FC Watford will travel to take on Leicester City at 20:30 on Wednesday.