Are you watching, Gareth Southgate?
Danny Ings notched the winner in Southampton’s 2-1 victory at Leicester City on Saturday, prolonging his purple patch in the Premier League and strengthening the forward’s case to be in Southgate’s next England squad.
It’s a heartening run for the 27-year-old, whose career was at risk when he suffered ACL and knee cartilage injuries during the first 13 months of Jurgen Klopp’s reign at Liverpool.
Here are the numbers behind Ings’ obscene streak:
0.8 – Goals per 90 minutes from Ings. He’s more lethal than all of Liverpool’s attackers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham, Harry Kane, and Raheem Sterling.
8 – Number of times Ings has netted against the Premier League’s current top 10 – more than both Crystal Palace and Burnley.
8.3 – Key passes per 90 minutes from Southampton players, which ranks a lowly 15th among Premier League teams. Ings is doing a lot with very little.
14 – Premier League goals Ings has scored this season, putting him behind only Jamie Vardy.
52% – Ings’ share of Southampton’s Premier League goals. James Ward-Prowse is the Saints’ second-highest league scorer with four goals.
1,113 – Amount of days between when Ings scored in a Merseyside derby for Liverpool in October 2015 and when he next scored in professional football during a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion. Two career-threatening injuries occurred during that drought.