The Debrief: Break puts the brake on; Werner pinpoint in possession and in front of goal

Changing fortunes

Frank Lampard described the first-half showing against Southampton as being ‘as good as we’ve played this season’, and in that time we racked up nine attempts on goal, all of which were struck from inside the box.

We restricted the Saints to four efforts, of which Danny Ings’ goal just before the break was their second on target.

It was a different story after the interval, as Southampton had nine shots to our two. We scored with our only attempt on target in the second half.

From the moment they went 3-2 down until the final whistle, the visitors had six attempts, although we had restricted them to just one on target, well saved by Kepa, until they equalised in the second minute of stoppage time.

Accurate Werner

It was not only Timo Werner’s finishing that was deadly – the German also registered the highest pass completion rate (92 per cent) of those players who started the game.


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