Jay Rodriguez gives Southampton the lead v Sunderland with chest-touch golazo [GIF & Video]

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There’s a stat doing the rounds concerning Jay Rodriguez following this classy strike for the Saints against Sunderland today, and it bodes well for the young striker being on the plane to Rio.

Rodriguez now has 6 goals in his last 7 away games; so if Hodgson was having any concerns about how the 24 year-old would travel, he needn’t.

Incredibly, this strike puts Rodriguez level on league goals for the season with Rooney, Negredo, and Lukaku, all joint on 9.

If he keeps this rate up, not to mention the quality of his strikes, he’ll surely be on England’s plane to Brazil.

Watch Rodrigo’s golazo strike on the turn to give Southampton the 1-0 lead on the video below, and gif above.

Sunderland 0-1 Southampton (Goal Jay Rodriguez) by all-goals