Ings delivered an exceptional performance, with his work-rate constantly allowing the Saints to put pressure on Everton’s defenders and preventing the Toffees getting into their rhythm. The 28-year-old was also a constant threat throughout with his consistent quality in possession.
The striker, normally Southampton’s go-to man for goals, turned provider in the first half for the Saints. Ings produced an excellent moment of link-up play with James Ward-Prowse, who played the ball into the forward before receiving the ball back inside the area and firing home the opening goal.
A few minutes later, the ex-Liverpool man pulled away with a fine run into the channels and held the ball up before delivering a brilliant cross right to the feet of strike partner Che Adams. The former Birmingham City striker composed himself before firing the ball past Jordan Pickford to double the Saints’ lead.
On another day Ings could and maybe should have completed a perfect performance by adding a goal in the second half. However, he still averaged two key passes and completed four successful dribbles in an all-round excellent performance (Sofascore)
Saints fans react to the performance of Danny Ings
Many Southampton fans were quick to point out the importance of Ings’ contribution across all areas of his game, while others pointed out how much influence he had on the match compared to Everton’s in-form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Danny Ings, Ryan Bertrand and Oriol Romeu have been the best players on the pitch today #saintsfc
— Harry Stokes (@HarryStokes_93) October 25, 2020
Provided Ings, Ward-Prowse and the full-backs stay fit, we’ll finish top six. #Saintsfc
— Sam (@SamDobson1) October 25, 2020
Danny ings masterclass all over the pitch 😲
— sfcbrandon (@brw2003) October 25, 2020
Ings > Calvert-Lewin. Today proved that quite easily. Ings showed how he is a good all round player who provides goals as well as scoring them #SaintsFC
— Will Parrott (@WillParrott_) October 25, 2020
Game just highlights the gulf between Ings and DCL too. Different worlds #saintsfc
— Sam Lane (@officialsamlane) October 25, 2020
Two assists and, great hold up play, superb pressing, and that footwork on the sideline was just ridiculous…😍
— Tom Holland (@tomholland28) October 25, 2020
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