He was quickest to react to a loose ball in the box and swept it home to break the deadlock and send the Saints on their way to a win that took them third in the Premier League table.
His second goal was even better. Toying with the Brighton defenders on the edge of the box, Maddison switched it back onto his left and curled a sublime effort into the far corner.
At the heart of Arsenal’s first win since November 1 – a 3-1 London derby victory over Chelsea – was young suomi fanipaita exciting winger Saka, who gave experienced left-back Ben Chilwell a torrid time at the Emirates Stadium.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Johnstone already had a December to remember when he denied Pep Guardiola’s Man City with several stops at the Etihad – now he can add a brilliant display against Liverpool to his collection.
The England international showed his grit and desire by making a lung-bursting run to get on the end of a breath-taking Villa counter-attack, only for Vicente Guaita to deny a strike from Grealish from inside the penalty area.