Michael Obafemi gave Southampton the lead in their Stephen's Day game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Ireland international picked up a pass from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg outside the Chelsea box and ran at their defence before curling a brilliant strike into the top left corner.
Michael Obafemi’s first half by numbers vs. Chelsea:
100% final third passes
2 dribbles completed
Impressive from the 19 year-old. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/s6e7j4Iih2
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 26, 2019
It is the 19-year-old's first league goal of the season and his second ever in the Premier League for Southampton. His first was scored a year ago against Huddersfield. He also scored the winner for Southampton in a League Cup tie against Fulham back in August.
Earlier this month, Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl criticised the teenager saying that he "still has a lack of professionalism in his whole life".
Prior to today's game, Obafemi had made nine appearances in all competitions for Southampton this season.
😎 Southampton open the scoring at Stamford Bridge, and what a cool finish it is from Michael Obafemi!
🙌 With Danny Ings starting on the bench, the young Irish striker has grabbed his opportunity with both hands pic.twitter.com/2yFd8jWpSX
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) December 26, 2019