Striker and Substitutes
Nathan Redmond, Striker – 7
Very uninvolved in the first 30 minutes. Drove forward once or twice, but everyone is going to remember his miss from 3 yards. Still was very progressive today and played with confidence. This version of Redmond is effective, even if he isn’t scoring the goals. Ran at defenders for the duration and Hasenhuttl will ride this form.
Armando Broja, Striker – 8
Flashed his pace in the opening 5 minutes, pressuring Collins who had a head start by 6 or 7 paces. Looked to his head early to flick on the attacking-midfielders behind him. Two crosses from Tino found his feet, the first he tried too much, the second, he just didn’t catch it cleanly. Cleared the space for Tino to score from the corner. Put his head down and took his opportunity scoring the second with a cool finish. Absolutely a difference maker in this Southampton side and will only grow as the season moves forward.
Stuart Armstrong, Substitute Attacking-Midfielder – 5
His quickness is understandably not quite there. Made an early errant pass in the attacking third and stopped taking chances after that, missing Perraud entirely on an open reverse. Hesitated on a few connections late, most memorable an Elyounoussi run which ran out the match.
Che Adams, Substitute Striker – N/A
Looked totally out of sorts with the first two crosses to his head. One bit of hold up play at midfield and a
Adam Armstrong, Substitute Striker – N/A
One moment of shifting his hips 25 yards out in 9 minutes of action. His touch and quickness appeared at peak fitness, but where was he earlier when the match was even?