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'Couldn't have wished for a nicer lad to beat it': Matt Le Tissier congratulates James Ward-Prowse after Southampton midfielder eclipses Saints legend by netting eighth free kick in victory over Aston Villa The Saints midfielder set up Jannik Vestergaard's opener in the 20th minute Ward-Prowse then whipped two free kicks past Martinez before half-time He is ninth player to score two direct free-kick goals in a Premier League game

By David Wood for MailOnline

Published: 18:41 GMT, 1 November 2020 | Updated: 18:43 GMT, 1 November 2020

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James Ward-Prowse scored two brilliant free kicks to take his tally to eight and beat the record held by Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier.  

The Saints midfielder set up Jannik Vestergaard's opener in the 20th minute before whipping his first kick past Emiliano Martinez in the 33rd minute and then repeating the trick just before half-time.