Southampton 1-0 Levante: James Ward-Prowse watches from the stands as Kyle Walker-Peters improves the mood at St Mary’s with a stunning strike after Danny Ings’ £30million sale
- The £30million sale of Danny Ings to Aston Villa was announced just before kick-off
- James Ward-Prowse, who is associated with Aston Villa, was not in the selection
- Kyle Walker-Peters scored the winner with a beautiful shot into the bottom corner
Defender Kyle Walker-Peters provided a magical moment to cheer Southampton fans on after the departure of striker Danny Ings.
The £30 million transfer from Ings to Aston Villa was announced just before kick-off on Wednesday night at an understated St Mary’s.
Ings scored 46 goals in 100 appearances for Southampton after switching from Liverpool in 2018.
Defender Kyle Walker-Peters scored the winner for Southampton against Levante
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse, who is also linked with a move to Villa Park, was not in the game selection on Wednesday-evening.
Southampton started well and had plenty of possession, but it was the visitors closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half.
Walker-Peters gave the home team the lead just after the hour.
Walker-Peters shot to the right and after a few steps fired over the goal in the bottom corner.
James Ward-Prowse, who has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, was not in the selection
Southampton head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl on the sidelines during the pre-season exhibition game
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster saves in the first half on Wednesday evening