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Romeu stunner helps fire Saints to victory

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Key moments so far

  • Full-Time: Saints 2-0 West Brom
  • Romeu volleys in to double Saints lead
  • Djenepo gives Saints lead after 41 minutes
  • Bertrand with early chance but saved by Johnstone 

Match Report

Ralph Hasenhuttl is a happy man today and so are all of the Saints fans! Read back the best of the action in our Match Report RIGHT HERE.

14.07

Romeu is your MOTM

A quick poll by those Saints fans following the matchday blog have voted Oriol Romeu as man of the match. His goal was certainly a great finish to secure the three points!

14.04

Full-Time: Saints 2-0 West Brom

It was all pretty straight forward in the end for Saints as they beat West Brom at St Mary's and make it back to back wins in the Premier League.


Goals from Moussa Djenepo and Oriol Romeu sealed the win that leaves them now 10th in the table before the International break.

14.02
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Man of the Match?

Man of the Match?

The results so far:

  • Moussa Djenepo
    14%
  • Oriol Romeu
    37%
  • Danny Ings
    3%
  • Kyle Walker-Peters
    22%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    21%
  • Other
    2%
84’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Ché Adams

The striker comes on to face his former club

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82’

Bednarek with the flick!

Ward-Prowse delivers in the free-kick and Jan Bednarek climbs highest to get a small touch but Sam Johnstone just about pushes it over for a corner. The corner is put in and Romeu attempts another volley! But it's blocked.

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Saints on their way to making it back to back wins before the International break!

Romeu enjoyed that one!

The Spanish midfielder runs in celebration towards Stuart Armstrong who provided the assist for the volley that gave Saints a 2-0 lead!

76’

Robson-Kanu injured

Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu has hurt his arm and seems in pain but West Brom have used all their subs. The striker has been strapped up and will play on here.

GOALSCORER 6 Oriol Romeu

WHAT A VOLLEY!

Well, Saints aren't holding out for the 1-0 lead! It's 2-0 and it's Romeu with a great finish! Armstrong floats the ball into the area and Romeu just appears from nowhere to volley in under pressure. 

69’

GOOOAL!!!

Oriol Romeu (69’) | 2 0

A slow start to the second half

Saints haven't been in full gear like the first half but, after the performance against Burnley where Saints concentrated on keeping the lead in the second 45, maybe the same approach will be seen here at St Mary's in the final 20 minutes or so.

65’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Filip Krovinovic replaces Romaine Sawyers

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65’

Saints attacking at pace

The ball is bouncing around at pace but Saints are unable to create a chance. Danny Ings plays a one-two with Che Adams but it comes to nothing. The ball lands to Redmond who attacks the full back but his pull back can't reach Armstrong. 

Redmond is back

Nathan Redmond has replaced Moussa Djenepo here for his first Premier League appearance since the opening day defeat to Crystal Palace. The winger was injured in the Carabao Cup defeat to Brentford a few days later.

60’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Callum Robinson

A straight swap up front for The Baggies. 

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60’

Good work by Saints

Danny Ings takes control of the ball and pushes towards the West Brom area. He feeds in Che Adams with a back heel who runs out of room as it goes out for a corner.


The corner is then cleared easily.

West Brom pressing

Saints haven't started the half like they finished the last. They've been unable to get out of their own half as West Brom push for an equaliser. 

55’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Moussa Djenepo

It's a first home appearance of the 2020/21 season for Nathan Redmond as he replaces the goalscorer Moussa Djenepo.

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55’

Another chance

Pereira gets another cross in from the free-kick and West Brom have some players free but none can connect as it goes out safely. 

52’

Clever free-kick

Instead of playing the free-kick into the box, Pereira plays it alongside the wall and plays in Diangana who gets a shot away and makes McCarthy pull off his first save of the game.

50’

Yellow Card for Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)

47’

Half chance for Baggies

West Brom cross from a free-kick and it's cleared just about by Saints for a corner. West Brom though can't take advantage from the resulting corner. 

46’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Sam Field replaces Kyle Edwards

A half-time substitution by Slaven Bilic.

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Second half underway

West Brom kick us off in the second half with Saints leading 1-0. Can Ralph Hasenhuttl's men claim the three points? Find out in the next 45 minutes.

Hugs all round...

A goal that would have brought a sigh of relief to the Saints squad. After being on top, a goal before the break was needed to give them that lead to build on in the second half. 

The Djenepo strike!

See some of the action shots as Moussa Djenepo gave Saints the lead at half-time.

Half-Time: Saints 1-0 West Brom

A deserved lead and it could be more but Saints will be happy to have got the goal just before the break. Moussa Djenepo with the strike here at St Mary's!

Celebrations for Djenepo

It'll be a much welcome goal for Moussa after those early strikes at the beginning of last season. It's his first goal since 14 September 2019.

GOALSCORER 12 Moussa Djenepo

OOOOO MOUSSA DJENEPO!

Ings tries to play in Adams but a West Brom defender deflects it into the path of Djenepo. The Mali International Cryuff turns his defender to make space for the shot and puts it into the corner. What a time to score and well deserved! 

41’

GOOOAL!!!

Moussa Djenepo (41’) | 1 0

Saints on the front foot

It's been all about Saints here at St Mary's but no goals to show for it as we approach half-time. West Brom happy to wait for that opportunity where they can pounce. 

38’

Armstrong shoots over

Stuart Armstrong runs with the ball up to the edge of the area and takes a pop at goal but it goes flying over the bar.  Can Saints get the goal they deserve before half-time?

Ingsy header pushed away

Sam Johnstone has been in fine form much to the annoyance of Saints so far. Here is the save from that Ings header just moments ago. 

30’

Now Adams turn!

Adams latches onto a West Brom mistake, gets a shot away when central to the goal but drags it wide. Saints with all the chances.

28’

INGS AGAIN!

Another save from Johnstone! Ward-Prowse delivers a ball in from a free-kick and Ings gets free, directs his header low across the goal but is met by the West Brom keeper. Great header sadly met by a great save. 

27’

Yellow Card for Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion)

Saints break after a free-kick and Che Adams runs at the defence but Livermore brings him down to stop the attack.

The Boss. 🧢

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will be happy with the start here from his side. Two decent chances and limiting West Brom to no real chances so far. Saints dominating possession but West Brom have shown the signs of being good on the counter that Hasenhuttl warned about in his pre match press conference. 

Solid at the back.

Jannik Vestergaard has had a good opening 20 minutes here. Firstly, the Dane has cleared many chances with his head and then played some key passes from the back. 

16’

Ings with a chance!

Great work again by Saints! Vestergaard with a great cross field pass to Walker-Peters who meets it on the run to get past the West Brom full back. Ings is then played in but is saved by Johnstone!

Armstrong in the action

The Scot has started well here by setting up Bertrand and creating his own chance moments later. Saints with 81% possession so far and the winger seems to be at the centre of it.

Bertrand with best chance

Nearing the ten minute mark here at St Mary's and Ryan Bertrand could have Saints 1-0 up. His shot though was at good height for Johnstone in the West Brom goal. 

7’

Armstrong gets a shot away

The Scot plays a great one-two with Danny Ings but Armstrong is well tracked and put under pressure so his shot goes wide for a goal-kick. 

5’

Bertrand with space...

Stuart Armstrong feeds in an unmarked Ryan Bertrand who has time inside the area but he hits it too close and at a comfortable height for West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone. 

Underway at St Mary's

Some images of the scenes before kick-off at St Mary's. In the early going the ball has been predominately in the Saints half but nothing of note. 

1’

Kick-off

Saints kick off here at St Mary's! Come on you Saints!

The players are out!

Saints and West Brom emerge from the tunnel at St Mary's.

11.58

The finishing touches

The last part of the warm-up as players get some shooting practice in before going down the tunnel. Kick-off is just ten minutes away here at St Mary's!

11.50

Put through their paces...

Countdown to kick off begins as we are under 20 minutes away!

11.41

Warm-Up begins

Under the rain of Southampton, led by captain James Ward-Prowse, Saints began their warm-up earlier on.

11.39

Goalkeepers Union

Alex McCarthy, who starts in goal today, was out first for the warm-up with Angus Gunn and Fraser Forster.

11.38

A wet St Mary's...☔

The scene at St Mary's this morning before the players took to the pitch for their warm-ups.

11.32

More scenes like this at St Mary's today?

Saints fans have spoken and 61% of you predict a narrow win for us against West Brom at St Mary's! Three points will be all that matters come the full time whistle.

11.23

West Brom Starting Eleven

Starting XI: Sam Johnstone, Dara O'Shea, Kyle Bartley, Semi Ajayi, Conor Townsend, Jake Livermore, Romaine Sawyers, Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Kyle Edwards, Callum Robinson.


Subs: David Button, Darnell Furlong, Hal Robson-Kanu, Rekeem Harper, Filip Krovinovic, Branislav Ivanovic, Sam Field.

11.08

Redmond on bench as Saints unchanged

After last week's opening Premier League victory, Ralph Hasenhuttl has stuck with the same eleven that brought home those three points.


Nathan Redmond will have to wait to make his home Premier League bow of the 2020/21 season.

11.03

😇 Saints Starting Eleven 😇

Starting XI: Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Ryan Bertrand, Stuart Armstrong, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Moussa Djenepo, Danny Ings, Che Adams.


Subs: Fraser Forster, Jack Stephens, Yan Valery, Will Smallbone, Nathan Redmond, Shane Long, Michael Obafemi.

11.01

Team News in 15 minutes!

Will Nathan Redmond start? Who will be the centre back pairing? Will Adams and Ings continue their strike partnership? 


Find out when we share the Saints starting eleven at 11am!

10.45

Can Ings continue his run? 🔥

The Saints striker hasn't slowed down from his incredible run last season with three goals in his past two games!


With the International break coming after today's game, can Ingsy continue his hot form and give Gareth Southgate a selection headache?

10.15

Todays Opponents

West Brom, led by Slaven Bilic (above), come into today's game without a win in their opening three games of the season. The newly promoted side led Chelsea 3-0 at half-time last week but had to settle for a 3-3 draw, which is their only point of the 20/21 campaign.


They have so far scored five goals but have let in the most goals of any team in the Premier League so far this season with 11.

10.10

🎥 What a run and finish it was!

And here it is in all its glory! Take a bow Sofiane Boufal! 

09.56

📸 Boufal just kept running...

We can't look back on previous West Brom games without mentioning that last gasp Sofiane Boufal solo strike in October 2017! The Moroccan just kept running...

09.54

🎥 Last Premier League win against WBA

Three goals in a 15 minute period sealed a 3-2 win against West Brom in our last Premier League encounter! Mario Lemina, Jack Stephens and James Ward-Prowse with the crucial strikes at the Hawthorns.


09.50

Working hard for momentum! 👊

Here's some of the best pictures from training this week at the Staplewood Campus! 

09.42

Our Match Pack!

All the details you need ahead of today's lunchtime kick-off are available in the Match Pack, in association with etoro.


09.14
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How will Saints fare against West Brom today?

How will Saints fare against West Brom today?

The results so far:

  • Convincing win
    30%
  • Narrow win
    61%
  • Score draw
    0%
  • 0-0 draw
    5%
  • Loss
    4%

🎥 That first win of the 20/21 season!

An early goal from Danny Ings set Saints on their way to the first three points of the season against Burnley! Watch back the 90 second highlights above from Turf Moor.

09.09

Team News at 11am!

Nathan Redmond has returned to training this week and looks very happy to have done so! The manager has said he's unsure if the winger can start or will have to start on the bench.


Read about it all in full RIGHT HERE.

09.07

we must be good in possession, be clinical, concentrate when playing against the ball and not give it away. 

ralph hasenhuttl
manager
09.03

🎥 Hear from the Boss...

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl shares all ahead of the lunchtime kick-off against the Baggies...

09.00

Back to St Mary's!

It's Matchday Four of the Premier League season and Saints welcome West Brom to St Mary's at 12pm


After that morale boosting 1-0 win against Burnley last Saturday, can Ralph Hasenhuttl's side claim back to back wins before the International break?

08.59

Saints vs WBA Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
3
Ryan Bertrand
4
Jannik Vestergaard
2
Kyle Walker-Peters yellow card
17
Stuart Armstrong
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
6
Oriol Romeu goal
12
Moussa Djenepo yellow card goal
replace Nathan Redmond (55′)
9
Danny Ings
10
Che Adams
replace Shane Long (84′)
18
Yan Valery
20
William Smallbone
14
Michael Obafemi
7
Shane Long
44
Fraser Forster
11
Nathan Redmond
5
Jack Stephens

West Bromwich Albion

1
Sam Johnstone (GK)
27
Dara O'Shea
6
Semi Ajayi
5
Kyle Bartley
14
Conor Townsend
21
Kyle Edwards
replace Sam Field (45′)
11
Grady Diangana
8
Jake Livermore (C) yellow card
19
Romaine Sawyers
replace Filip Krovinovic (64′)
12
Matheus Pereira
7
Callum Robinson
replace Hal Robson-Kanu (60′)
4
Hal Robson-Kanu
28
Sam Field
16
Rekeem Harper
25
David Button
2
Darnell Furlong
20
Branislav Ivanovic
17
Filip Krovinovic

Saints vs WBA Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

West Bromwich Albion
  • Possession (%)
    62
    comparison angle
    38
  • Shots
    13
    comparison angle
    5
  • Shots on target
    7
    comparison angle
    2
  • Corners
    5
    comparison angle
    1
  • Passes Complete
    400
    comparison angle
    226

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
chances created
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
56
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
tackles
Tackles
5
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
clearances
Clearances
2
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
3
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy