“Does Danny Ings know that he is no longer playing for Burnley?!”: Mocking Southampton striker on social media because he could inexplicably let the former club score directly from a corner … before he makes up with an astonishing goal
- Danny Ings let former club Burnley take the lead against Southampton
- He allowed Burnley to score directly from an angle, which prevented the ball from being eliminated
- Ings made up for it by scoring the equalizer for Southampton in half later
- The op-form striker has been criticized for his defense that led to the opener
Danny Ings may have one of his best seasons for the goal, but it was his bizarre defense that was the center of perhaps the strangest goal of the season.
The 27-year-old who enjoys a productive first year for Southampton, was given the task of marking the nearby post in a defensive corner, just two minutes into the match with his former party Burnley.
Inexplicably, the striker decided for some reason to leave the ball when the corner of Ashley Westwood flew past him and curled straight into the net.
Danny Ings marked the nearby post but let the corner of Ashley Westwood curl into the net
It was a shocking mistake for Ings when he actively jumped out of the way of the ball, presumably his keeper made the catch.
The goal was made somewhat embarrassing by the fact that it hit his former side, where he scored 38 goals in 122 games between 2011 and 2015.
It is not surprising that the striker has since been mocked on social media because of the bizarre mistake.
Ciaran Mitchell tweeted: “Does Danny Ings know that he no longer plays for Burnley?!”
Several fans criticized Ings for his lack of defense with Devten Kutner, supporter of Tottenham Hotspurs: “Congratulations to Danny Ings for doing 100% of everything you can do wrong to defend a nearby corner.”
Anthony Jimenez added, “That’s the worst defense I’ve ever seen from a set piece.”
While Nadir Hassan finally tweeted: “Well outside the stump of Danny Ings.”
Ings was able to let himself in just 16 minutes after the first goal, when he won the ball on the edge of the penalty area and made a small attempt past Nick Pope to score his 15th league goal of the season.
The goal of the striker, however, still seems to bite its current side after Burnley re-took the lead in the second half by a stunning attempt by Matej Vydra.
Ings was able to score his error and scored an equalizer only 16 minutes later