Former Man City Captain Fernandinho Pats Southampton’s Roméo Lavia on the Back After Chelsea Wonder Goal

Former Man City Captain Fernandinho Pats Southampton’s Roméo Lavia on the Back After Chelsea Wonder Goal

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
August 31, 2022 at 4:27 PM
  • Roméo Lavia's goal against Chelsea on Tuesday night made him the first player born in 2004 to score in the Premier League
  • Lavia's historic goal culminated in a win for Southampton, who had to claw from a goal down to beat Chelsea at the St. Mary's Stadium
  • The 18-year-old midfielder has started the season on a bright note and has been in the starting line-up for every single one of Southampton's Premier League games so far

Erstwhile Manchester City Fernandinho has congratulated Southampton midfielder Roméo Lavia for his stellar display against Chelsea.

The 18-year-old midfielder has been a revelation at Southampton following his £12 million transfer from Man City this summer.

He was handed his debut for the Saints against Tottenham and has since become a mainstay in Ralph Hassenhuttl's side - featuring in all five games in the Premier League so far.

Romeo Lavia, Fernandinho, Manchester City, Southampton
Ex-Manchester City skipper Fernandinho congratulated Romeo Lavia for his goal-scoring heroics against Chelsea. Photo credit: @ManCity @RomeoLavia
Source: Twitter

Lavia crowned his stellar display with a wonder goal against Chelsea on Tuesday night as the Saints stunned Chelsea, who have been struggling since the start of the season.

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His awesome performance has drawn massive praise from football fans from social media users including multiple Premier League winner and former Man City captain Fernandinho.

Fernandinho took to the micro-blogging App, Twitter, to pat the back of the Belgian youngster for his heroics against Chelsea.

Who is Roméo Lavia?

The highly rated Belgian midfielder joined Southampton in July on a permanent deal.

Lavia, 18, joined Man City from Belgian club Anderlecht in 2020, signing his first professional contract with the club.

During his brief stint at City, he made his first team debut in the 6-1 Carabao Cup win over Wycombe Wanderers in September 2021 before a second appearance as a substitute in January’s FA Cup victory at Swindon Town.

Roméo Lavia scores as Southampton stun Chelsea

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea lost their second successive away game this season after a resilient Southampton side beat them 2-1 at the St.Marys Stadium.

Southampton had to do it the hard way by coming from a goal down to record a shock victory over the visitors.

Raheem Sterling put Chelsea in front in the 23rd minute before Romeo Lavia equalised for the Saints five minutes later. Adam Armstrong scored his first goal in this calendar year just before halftime to ensure Southampton got the maximum points.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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