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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Danny Ings (47')
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (90'+2')

Danny Ings lifts Southampton to first win with defeat of Crystal Palace

Southampton earned their first win of the Premier League season with a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Danny Ings, on loan from Liverpool, scored his second goal of the season in the 47th minute to put Southampton ahead, and they should have doubled their lead but Charlie Austin saw a penalty saved by Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

Southampton had keeper Alex McCarthy, called up to the England squad this week, to thank for a series of saves, including a late stop to keep out a close-range effort from Palace striker Christian Benteke.

With Palace piling forward in search of an equaliser, Southampton struck on the break with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's finish making sure of the victory in stoppage time.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 31 +52 76
2 Manchester City 30 +58 74
3 Tottenham Hotspur 30 +25 61
4 Arsenal 30 +24 60
5 Manchester United 30 +18 58
6 Chelsea 30 +17 57
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 +2 44
8 Watford 30 -2 43
9 West Ham United 31 -5 42
10 Leicester City 31 -3 41
11 Everton 31 +1 40
12 AFC Bournemouth 31 -13 38
13 Newcastle United 31 -9 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 -5 33
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -10 33
16 Southampton 30 -16 30
17 Burnley 31 -24 30
18 Cardiff City 30 -30 28
19 Fulham 31 -41 17
20 Huddersfield Town 31 -39 14