Southampton beats Shrewsbury to set up Arsenal FA Cup tie

The 2-0 victory means the Saints will face Arsenal at home in the fourth round on Saturday.

James Ward-Prowse celebrates after scoring Southampton's second goal. - AP

Premier League Southampton beat third-tier Shrewsbury Town 2-0 in its FA Cup third round tie on Tuesday thanks to goals from Dan N’Lundulu and James Ward-Prowse. The victory means the Saints will face Arsenal at home in the fourth round on Saturday.

N’Lundulu, making his debut for the club, opened the scoring in the sixth minute after the Shrewsbury defence failed to deal with a high ball into the box.

 

Ward-Prowse wrapped up the win for a Southampton side that had made a number of changes, with a free kick.

The match was originally scheduled for January 9 but was called off after a coronavirus outbreak at the League One club and manager Steve Cotterill is still in hospital after testing positive.