Southampton continued their upward rise with a 2-0 win at local rivals Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, and after the match their fans took to social media to comment on a man who was key to the victory.

The Saints have been incredible on the road this season, so much so that only the champions Liverpool currently have more points on their travels in the entire Premier League thus far, and their good form continued with what was an even more comfortable win at the Vitality Stadium than the final score suggested.

There was a lot for Southampton fans to be pleased about from the day, not least beating a side geographically close to them, even if the distance between the two on the pitch has scarcely been greater at this level.

The fact that both their strikers – Danny Ings and Che Adams – got on the scoresheet has to be a positive. The former could even afford to miss a penalty and not be punished, such was the dominance the Saints enjoyed in Dorset.

However although both forwards were key to the victory, it was on loan full-back Kyle Walker-Peters who caught the eye of the Southampton fans, as the young Spurs loanee put in yet another measured display to enhance his growing reputation in Hampshire.

The right sided defender has been a revelation at St Mary’s Stadium, providing Saints with solid defensive work as well as getting forward and complimenting their attacking play, and he produced more of both at the Vitality Stadium on a really good day for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men.

Walker-Peters was so assured and good on the afternoon that Southampton fans poured on to social media not just to praise his impressive display, but to implore the club to make sure they sign the 23-year-old on a permanent move.

Here are some of their posts:

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