James Ward-Prowse is enjoying his most productive season for Southampton having now scored 10 goals in all competitions for the first time

James Ward-Prowse scored two stunning goals as Southampton came from behind to rescue a point at the Amex.

Brighton were cruising thanks to a second-minute strike from Danny Welbeck and Mohammed Salisu’s own goal late in the first half, with Saints full-back Tino Livramento also carried off with a serious-looking leg injury.

However, Ward-Prowse’s trademark free-kick on the cusp of half-time sparked the Southampton fightback, his 14th directly from a free-kick, second only to David Beckham (18) in the Premier League era.

After the break, he demonstrated his skills from open play with a fierce low drive that fizzed past Robert Sanchez bring his side level and take him to 10 goals for the season.

Southampton pushed for a winner against their shell-shocked hosts but lacked creativity and were relieved that Pascal Gross’s late strike was ruled out for offside.

The point does mean Brighton match their record Premier League points tally of 41 and breaks their run of five home games without a goal.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number1Player nameSánchez

  2. Squad number34Player nameVeltman

  3. Squad number4Player nameWebster

  4. Squad number5Player nameDunk

  5. Squad number3Player nameCucurella

  6. Squad number12Player nameMwepu

  7. Squad number10Player nameMac Allister

  8. Squad number25Player nameCaicedo

  9. Squad number11Player nameTrossard

  10. Squad number9Player nameMaupay

  11. Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

  1. Squad number13Player nameGroß

  2. Squad number20Player nameMarch

  3. Squad number60Player nameSarmiento


  1. Squad number15Player namePerraud
  2. Squad number17Player nameS Armstrong
  3. Squad number18Player nameBroja



Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Sánchez
  • 34Veltman
  • 4WebsterSubstituted forGroßat 62′minutes
  • 5Dunk
  • 3CucurellaBooked at 45mins
  • 12MwepuSubstituted forMarchat 61′minutes
  • 10Mac Allister
  • 25Caicedo
  • 11Trossard
  • 9MaupaySubstituted forSarmientoat 85′minutes
  • 18Welbeck


  • 13Groß
  • 14Lallana
  • 17Alzate
  • 20March
  • 23Steele
  • 24Duffy
  • 57Offiah
  • 58Ferguson
  • 60Sarmiento


Formation 4-4-2

  • 44Forster
  • 21LivramentoSubstituted forPerraudat 37′minutes
  • 35Bednarek
  • 22Salisu
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 11Redmond
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 6Romeu
  • 23TellaSubstituted forS Armstrongat 66′minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 7LongSubstituted forBrojaat 79′minutes


  • 4Lyanco
  • 9A Armstrong
  • 13Caballero
  • 15Perraud
  • 17S Armstrong
  • 18Broja
  • 24Elyounoussi
  • 27Diallo
  • 43Valery

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