Southampton are now 7 matches unbeaten after they fought to a 1-1 draw against a tough Wolves side yesterday on Monday Night Football.
It was really a tale of two halves Monday night as most of the action occurred in the second half. Southampton stuck first when Theo Walcott netted his first goal for the club in 15 years. Wolves would respond later in the half with a goal from Neto.
As the final whistle blew it was all even and the Saints had a hard-earned point to go home with. Overall, the team played well but there were three performances that were key to the Saints getting a result against a tough opponent.
It was the moment really everyone was waiting for since his return to the club and it finally happened Monday. Theo Walcott found the back of the net for the first time for the Saints since he was just a teenager.
You could see the joy on his face and his teammate’s face as they recognized how big a moment this was for him. Walcott’s pace and work rate has allowed him to get a number of chances in the matches he has played for the club. He missed a chance he really should have buried just a few minutes after his goal but we will forgive him for that (for now).
It was good to see him score and we hope he can add a few more this season.
He is really playing some inspired football right now and collected another assist on Monday but could have had 3 if his teammates finished a little bit better. He passes just extremely well and it is really fun to watch.
He did not have too many opportunities to score himself but he did create chances for his teammates and at the end of the day that is all that matters.
I believe he does miss playing alongside Ings as Walcott does not offer the same things but he is still more than happy to set up Walcott’s first Saints goal in 15 years.
The Goalkeeper put in a fantastic shift on Monday and was really key to Saints preserving a point. He made some tremendous reactions saves on shots that were bound for the back of the net and now he is as calm as ever on the ball playing out of the back.
Just last season he looked nervous and unsure what to do when he had the ball at his feet but now he looks like he has been doing it his whole life.
Ralph has instilled a ton of confidence in the keeper and it looks like he will not be losing that starting spot anytime soon.