Six Southampton players have been named in the WhoScored.com team of the round for the FA Cup Quarter-Finals after the 3-0 win over Bournemouth.
Saturday saw Saints reach top form in the cup once again to book their place at Wembley for the Semi-Finals in late April.
Nathan Redmond stole the show with two goals and an assist whilst playing as a free roaming striker, but some of his teammates also impressed with their displays too.
Fraser Forster, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Djenepo also make the grade for the team of the round having all performed admirably too.
What did each Southampton player do well?
Starting from the back, Fraser Forster kept a clean sheet and made five saves throughout the 90 minutes against Bournemouth. Saints can certainly benefit from having a confident goalkeeper for the remainder of the season having seen signs that Alex McCarthy’s form was dipping slightly.
Kyle Walker-Peters was his usual, energetic self but put in most of his work defensively at the Vitality Stadium. In all, he made seven successful tackles and six clearances – both being the most of any player on the pitch.
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Jannik Vestergaard also put in a solid showing and accumulated some good numbers in his 77 minutes on the field of play. 56 passes and 66 touches saw him as a key part of the build-up from defence, whilst four tackles and two aerial duels won meant some good defensive contributions.
With consistent runs that broke opposition lines of defence and drives that got Saints into dangerous positions, Stuart Armstrong impressed on the day. He had four shots, completed four of his five dribbles and attempted five tackles in another bright showing.
Moussa Djenepo had a fairly quiet day overall but got Saints on their way to the Semi-Finals with an excellent finish on 37 minutes. He made an intelligent dart beyond his marker and collected Nathan Redmond’s perfectly-weighted ball through to him before curling into the far corner.
As mentioned before, Redmond was the star of the show though. Two decisive dribbles at the end of the first-half produced an assist for Djenepo and his own, Michael Owen-esque first goal of the afternoon.
Then, to make sure of the win, he was perfectly positioned to strike a first-time finish into the far corner for 3-0.
Saints will be hoping they can take this team performance and the individual showings into the final games of the season to make things a bit more positive.