Southampton have been in a bit of a poor run of form recently, and on Thursday night they faced what looked to be a tricky trip to Wolves in the FA Cup last 16.
However, the Saints managed to get back to winning ways and reach the quarter-final of the tournament with an impressive 2-0 win, which sets up a tie against Bournemouth next month.
One man who was key to Southampton’s progression to the last eight of the FA Cup was Scotland midfielder Stuart Armstrong. Armstrong scored the vital second goal which sealed the win.
Took advantage of error
He took advantage of a mistake by the Wolves goalkeeper, and calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net. When other players might have panicked, Armstrong kept his cool to score the vital goal.
The goal was only Armstrong’s fourth of the season. He will surely be looking to improve on that number between now and the end of the season. Double figures shouldn’t be out of the question for a player with his talent.
In the meantime, some Southampton fans on social media were full of praise for the midfielder’s performance. One fan thought he turned in a man of the match display in the game. Another feels that Southampton are a much better team when Armstrong is in the side.
Should keep place in starting line-up
After such a good performance at Wolves, Armstrong will be hoping that he stays in the starting line-up for Southampton’s next game – against Wolves again – this time in the Premier League.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Armstrong’s performance:
Stuart Armstrong is a truly wonderful football player. Drives the ball forward with ease and so integral to our front-line. The Minamino/Armstrong combo is looking like a really exciting thought. With a fully fit squad, we’re looking superb. #SaintsFC
— Josh 🇦🇹 (@JoshW_SFC) February 11, 2021
Stuart Armstrong was absolutely phenomenal for #SaintsFC tonight. Definitely Scottish Messi vibes.
— Ian Thompson (@ianthompson08) February 11, 2021
#SaintsFC Stuart Armstrong is a proper player. We are such a better side when he is in the team.
— Allsaints76 (@allsaints76) February 11, 2021
Stuart Armstrong MOM tonight for me. Positive forward running, purposeful and a great finish.
— Ben Palmer (@BenPalmer78) February 11, 2021
Stuart Armstrong superb, needed him back #saintsfc
— James (@jamessfc) February 11, 2021
Stuart Armstrong, what a signing he has been.
— Sam Appleton (@Appy0911) February 11, 2021
Very impressive performance from Stuart Armstrong and a great showing from Salisu on his debut. Job done. Into the quarters. #saintsfc
— Matt James (@mattjamesy) February 11, 2021