In the FA Cup’s 1/32nd final, Southampton FC defeated Shrewsbury Town 2:0 confidently. The hosts quickly scored a goal and dominated the match’s course.
From the first whistle, the hosts had a massive advantage and went into the lead easily. Dan N’Lundulu took advantage of a Shrewsbury defensive error that caused the ball in the penalty area to slip under his foot. The striker did not think long and opened up the meeting with a flat shot.
In the second half, the Premier League team decided to prove their dominance. They kicked into high gear and a lot of work had to be done by visitor goalkeeper Matija Sarkić.
He managed to save his team from losing goals in succession. First, he defended the shot by Jake Vokins, and then he saved the shot by Jack Stephens.
Then he got lucky as the ball was cleared from just inside the goal line by his defensive partners. The Saints scored their second goal in the 89th minute, however. From a free-kick, James Ward-Prowse scored.
The players from Southampton got a well-deserved win and reached the FA Cup 1/16 finals with peace of mind. A team from the third level of the competition, Shrewsbury Town, failed to generate a sensation.
Southampton FC – Shrewsbury Town FC 2-0 (1-0)
Goals: N’Lundulu (16), Ward-Prowse (89)