James Ward-Prowse is now the 2nd greatest FK taker in PL history after screamer vs Wolves

James Ward-Prowse scored an outrageous free-kick vs Wolves

James Ward-Prowse is now the joint-second greatest free-kick taker in Premier League history after scoring an absolute screamer against Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

Southampton were 2-0 down going into the final 10 minutes at Molineux.

The Saints were given a free-kick roughly 30 yards out in the 84th minute. It looked too far for Ward-Prowse to have a go.

But expect the unexpected from Ward-Prowse when he steps over a free-kick.

The Englishman fired an unstoppable effort which moved in the air and nestled into the top corner. Jose Sa had absolutely no chance.

Watch the goal below:

https://twitter.com/AA_Richards/status/1482394940294549505

That is just pure brilliance. Ward-Prowse is an absolute cheat code when it comes to free-kicks.

He’s now drawn level with Gianfranco Zola and Thierry Henry with 12 free-kicks scored in the Premier League.

Only David Beckham (18) has scored more. View the 15 greatest free-kick takers in Premier League history below.

=13. Juan Mata – 8

=13. Christian Eriksen – 8

=10. Nolberto Solano – 9

=10. Jamie Redknapp – 9

=10. Frank Lampard – 9

Frank Lampard scored nine free-kicks in the Premier League

=8. Ian Harte – 10

=8. Morten Gamst Pedersen – 10

=4. Laurent Robert – 11

=4. Sebastian Larsson – 11

=4. Cristiano Ronaldo – 11

=2. James Ward-Prowse – 12

=2. Gianfranco Zola – 12

=2. Thierry Henry – 12

1. David Beckham – 18

David Beckham scored 18 free-kicks in the Premier League

Ward-Prowse is now six goals away from reaching Beckham’s tally.

At 27 years old, time is well and truly on his side as he looks to establish himself as the greatest free-kick taker in Premier League history.

At the rate he’s going you certainly wouldn’t bet against him doing so.

Unfortunately for Ward-Prowse, his free-kick was not enough for the Saints as they eventually lost 3-1 against Wolves.

Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side remain in 12th with 24 points accrued from their opening 21 games.

Wolves are seven points better off in eighth.

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