James Ward Prouse (Southampton) comes close to David Beckham’s free-kick scoring record.
On the 19th 바카라사이트 (Korean time), Southampton, who had the 24th round of the 2022-2023 English Premier League (EPL), defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in London, England.
The winning goal came in extra time in the first half. Stuart Armstrong, who was dribbling in front of Chelsea’s penalty box, was tackled by Cesar Azpilicueta and fell, leading to a free kick. Southampton captain Words Prause stepped up as a kicker, and Words Prause’s kick passed Kepa Arrizabala’s goalkeeper and was sucked into the left corner of the goal.
Word Prause, who has excellent kicking power, is currently considered the best free kick kicker in the EPL. He has scored 46 goals in 328 EPL matches, 17 of which were direct free kicks. This is the second highest in league history. His rise to number one was just around the corner. David Beckham, who scored the most EPL direct free kicks ever, was considered the best in the league before Word Prause. Beckham scored 18 goals.
It is familiar for Ward Prause to score a goal from a free kick, but his goal against Chelsea was uniquely valuable. Southampton is struggling to survive at the bottom after suffering serious sluggishness this season. In the last 10 matches prior to the match against Chelsea, they had a record of 1 win and 9 losses. About a week ago, coach Nathan Jones, who had been appointed during the season, was in a bad mood to the point of being sacked after three months, but the victory against Chelsea provided an opportunity for a rebound.
Also, it has been a long time since I recorded a ‘double’ against Chelsea. Southampton, who are recording 5 league wins this season, have won 2 against Chelsea only. In August of last year, they won 2-1 in their home game in the 5th round. According to the British media’BBC’, it has been 35 years since 1988 that Southampton recorded two league victories over Chelsea in one season.