EPL: Southampton 1-0 Liverpool: Danny Ings condemns champions to second PL defeat

Report as Liverpool’s 12-game unbeaten run in the Premier League ends on the south coast; Champions register just a single shot on target as they suffer the second defeat of league season; Southampton ends four-game winless run to climb to sixth and to within four points of the lead.

Liverpool missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League as Danny Ings’ stunning strike saw Southampton beat the champions 1-0 on Monday Night Football.

Former Reds striker Ings came back to haunt his old club with an exquisite lobbed finish inside two minutes at St. Mary’s which condemned Liverpool to their second defeat of the season and ended the champions’ 12-game unbeaten run.

Southampton restricted Liverpool to just a single attempt on target as a resilient defensive display and commanding first Premier League clean sheet from goalkeeper Fraser Forster in over three years saw Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side end a four-game winless run.

Liverpool remains top of the Premier League ahead of Manchester United on goal difference, but have played a game more and have now failed to win their last three games. Southampton, meanwhile, climbs to sixth and are just four points adrift of the champions.

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1 0 Liverpool

32T. Walcott3R. Bertrand44F. Forster5G. Wijnaldum14J. Henderson6Thiago15A. Oxlade-Chamberlain9D. Ings5J. Stephens17S. Armstrong9R. Barbosade Oliveira8J. Ward-Prowse10S. Mané1Alisson3Fabinho11M. SalahGhaly26A. Robertson2K. Walker-Peters66T. Alexander-Arnold35J. Bednarek27I. Diallo12M. Djenepo
23N. Tella
72K. Chauke
20W. Smallbone
40D. N’Lundulu
18Y. Valery
29J. Vokins
31K. Ramsay
7S. Long
41H. Lewis
17C. Jones
76N. Williams
23X. Shaqiri
18T. Minamino
62C. Kelleher
7J. Milner
47N. Phillips
46R. Williams
27D. Origi

Player ratings

Southampton: Forster (7), Walker-Peters (8), Stephens (7), Bednarek (7), Bertrand (6), Ward-Prowse (7), Diallo (6), Armstrong (7), Djenepo (6), Ings (7), Walcott (7).

Subs: Tella (6), N’Lundulu (6), Valery (7).

Liverpool: Alisson (6), Alexander-Arnold (5), Fabinho (6), Henderson (6), Robertson (6), Wijnaldum (5), Thiago (5), Oxlade-Chamberlain (5), Salah (5), Firmino (6), Mane (6).

Subs: Shaqiri (5), Milner (6).

Man of the Match: Kyle Walker-Peters


Source: Sky Sports

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