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VIDEO: Che Adams scores amazing long-range goal

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Che Adams has waited all season long for his first Premier League goal and when it arrived, it did so in some style.

Adams, 23, arrived from Birmingham City last summer for $18.7 million and in his first Premier League season he’s worked so hard but hit the woodwork and come close on several occasions.

I’m sure this goal was worth the wait for Adams who scored a few in preseason and was a started ahead of Danny Ings at the beginning of the season but has been out of the lineup and this was his first league start since Dec. 28.

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Early on at St Mary’s Adams lobbed Ederson from 40 yards out as Southampton’s players mobbed him and they celebrated his sublime strike in style.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has huge faith in Che Adams and it is now easy to understand why as Ings, Shane Long and Michael Obafemi have been given plenty of chances and now Adams has taken his with both hands. His partnership with Ings will be intriguing to watch in the final weeks of the 2019-20 season as Southampton try and push for a top 10 finish.

Check out this special Che Adams goal in the video below.

Ings powers Southampton past worried Watford

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Danny Ings pulled to within one goal of the Premier League lead after scoring a brace in Southampton’s 3-1 defeat of Watford on Sunday.

Ings’ 18 goals are one back of Jamie Vardy and one more than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah.

A Jan Bednarek own goal gave Watford 10 minutes to tie the match, but James Ward-Prowse’s pristine free kick restored the 2-goal lead within minutes.

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The match started with inauspicious news, Watford omitted three players for “health reasons” after reports of a 20-person party at Andre Gray’s house attended by Domingos Quina and Nathaniel Chalobah.

Southampton moves 13th with 40 points, while Watford’s 28 remain just one point above the drop zone.


Three things we learned

1. Gold-Ings boot (TM): Ings’ first goal was wonderful and his second aided by Watford, but there’s no denying that he’s firmly in the Golden Boot race with six matches to play. None of his 18 league goals this season have come from the spot and it would be a wonderful story if his injury-riddled years at Liverpool give way to etching his name in PL lore in the same season the Reds finally lift the Premier League trophy.

2. Ward-Prowse delivers the goods: There are few players in England more deadly standing over a free kick, and even fewer as overlooked or unknown as Ward-Prowse. The Southampton captain’s late goal was a marvelous, powerful, dipping bit of goodness.

3. Watford’s path very clear: The Hornets will have wanted all the points here, but it’s clear that a 9-day span will define their season. After meeting Chelsea next, Watford meets Norwich City, Newcastle, and West Ham between July 7-15. When you consider the season concludes with Man City and Arsenal, the Hornets need to get their act together now. No more parties, gents.

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It’s gotta be Ings, doesn’t it?


Watford – Southampton recap

Danny Ings set up Shane Long for a 15th-minute shot that was driven well but right at Ben Foster.

Ings’ first goal was a beauty, the Golden Boot-chaser dribbling to the center of the box and stroking a sweet strike inside the post.

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His second was most certainly the product of a decent effort from him and a poor one from Ben Foster.

Bednarek was under pressure from Danny Welbeck when he redirected a cross into his own goal, but Ward-Prowse answered with vigor.

Che Adams nearly made it 4-1 late but Ben Foster was on the case.

Southampton formally adds strikers Adams, Ings

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Southampton’s strike force officially got much stronger on Monday.

The club announced its capture of Birmingham City forward Che Adams on a reported $19 million deal, and formalized the addition of hometown boy Danny Ings after a loan at St. Mary’s last season.

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Adams delivered on his promise to the tune of 22 goals and five assists in the Championship last season. He turns 23 on July 13.

Ings, still just 26, signs on for a reported $26 million. The deal runs through 2022 after joining from Liverpool last season, when he produced eight goals and three assists in around 1750 minutes.

The move comes weeks after the club added winger Moussa Djenepo, who was on the same UEFA Golden Boy list with Christian Pulisic. Here’s Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, via the club’s official web site.

“I am delighted to have signed Che and Moussa ahead of the start of pre-season. They are both young, dynamic players with the level of enthusiasm and hunger we are looking for that can help us improve as a team.”

When healthy, Ings is a specimen. He had 11 goals and four assists in his only complete Premier League season, a season after scoring 21 and 7 in the Championship.

Sheffield United 2-2 Tottenham: Eriksen sees Spurs to All-London final in absolute thriller

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For a minute, 18-year-old Che Adams looked the latest Cup magician for Sheffield United before Christian Eriksen pulled the curtain on the Blades’ Wembley dreams.

Eriksen’s 87th minute finish of a Harry Kane pass saved Tottenham Hotspur from the drama of extra time after Adams’ quick-fire brace breathed new life into what became a thrilling finish at Bramall Lane.

United had gone to the semifinals of the 2014 FA Cup before falling to Hull City, and hoped to earn a surprising trip to the final in this season’s League Cup.

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Spurs entered the game with a 1-0 lead from the first leg at White Hart Lane, and Eriksen hammered home a road goal via a world-class free kick in the 28th minute that made an All-London League Cup final look a certainty.

Lined up 25 yards or so from goal, Eriksen sent a curling shot from the right swooping across the top of goal and into the left upper 90 to make it 2-0 to the visitors.

source: Getty ImagesBut then came Adams, scoring in the 76th and 78th minutes to threaten Mauricio Pochettino’s men with extra time. The 2-2 aggregate score would still benefit Spurs due to the road goal, but there was work to be done.

That’s when Kane found Eriksen, who coolly slotted home the nail in the Blades coffin. Tottenham is off to Wembley to face Chelsea in the hopes of snaring its first League Cup win since 2008, which was a 2-1 decision over the Blues.

Sheffield will have won more than a few admirers, though, and Adams will be the man of the hour. The Leicester-born man has appeared on England’s C team.

Chelsea and Spurs will duke it out on March 1 in their shared home city in what should be a much talked-about final.