Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse is closing down on Premier League Free Kick record.
The Englishman has been a dead ball specialist throughout his career and netted a stunner of a free kick in the Saints 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.
Most free-kicks scored in Premier League history:
◎ David Beckham (18)
◎ Gianfranco Zola (12)
◎ Thierry Henry (12)
◉ James Ward-Prowse (11)
◎ Cristiano Ronaldo (11)
◎ Sebastian Larsson (11)
◎ Laurent Robert (11)
Whip it like Ward-Prowse. 💫 pic.twitter.com/jBJvFUoAzB
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 15, 2021
In netting the stunner, the Saint captain has now scored 11 free kicks in the English top-flight and is now fourth in the overall ranking. Only David Beckham (18), Gianfranco Zola (12), and Thierry Henry (12) have scored more free-kicks than James.
— Footballgoals (@Footballgoals34) December 15, 2021
With a chunk of games left in the season, one can bet that the player might notch a few free kicks to close down on the leaders of the pile starting with their next game against Brentford.