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Saints well beaten at West Brom

premier-league The Hawthorns | Mon 12 Apr 6PM | Attendance: 0
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WBA vs SOU
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WBA vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Pereira's penalty fires West Brom in front at The Hawthorns 
  • Phillips adds quick-fire second to double the lead
  • Robinson fires in Albion's third in the second half
  • Johnstone saves late Ward-Prowse penalty

we're very disappointed. in the first half we didn't really get to grips with them - the first 15-20 minutes we barely had the ball. the second half we were a lot better, but only created half-chances, nothing clear cut. the third goal made it a real uphill task."

stuart armstrong
southampton midfielder

FULL TIME: West Brom 3-0 Southampton

It's a night to forget for Saints, who have been well beaten at The Hawthorns. Matheus Pereira fired the hosts in front from the penalty spot, before Matt Phillips slid in to score at the far post three minutes later. Callum Robinson added Albion's third in the second half, while James Ward-Prowse saw a late penalty saved to sum up a very difficult evening.

+5’

Johnstone denies Ward-Prowse

That sums up Saints' night... Johnstone dives to his right to repel the spot-kick.

+4’

Djenepo wins a penalty

Townsend upends the substitute. Ward-Prowse to take...

+1’

Six added minutes...

We're into an extended period of stoppage time following the treatment for Maitland-Niles.

90’

Vestergaard threatens a consolation

It's a decent effort from the defender on the stretch, but his header drops on to the top of the net.

87’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Ibrahima Diallo

Djenepo is Saints' final substitute.

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87’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Danny Ings

Top scorer Ings comes off in a double change.

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85’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Semi Ajayi replaces Kyle Bartley

A change at the back as skipper Bartley departs.

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85’

Maitland-Niles is fiit to continue

After a heavy fall, the midfielder rejoins the action.

83’

Maitland-Niles given lengthy treatment

The stretcher is out for the Arsenal loanee. This time will be added on at the end of the 90...

80’

Just wide from Adams...

So close to a goal back, as the substitute drives a low shot that just flashes past the far post.

77’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Theo Walcott

Adams is the first Saints substitute to be called upon.

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76’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Mbaye Diagne

Second change for the hosts is a straight swap up front.

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76’

Redmond goes close

It's a decent strike from distance, but Johnstone watches it over.

73’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Conor Gallagher replaces Callum Robinson

The first change of the game sees goalscorer Robinson depart.

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Robinson makes it three

Yokuslu threads a pass through for Robinson, who drills the ball past Forster.

69’

GOAL

Callum Robinson (69’) | 3 0

68’

Yokuslu fires over

A rare West Brom attack since half-time results in a free-kick in shooting range, but Yokuslu's effort never looks like troubling Forster.

62’

Johnstone denies Armstrong

Saints are bossing the possession now, but the latest attack forces only a routine save from Johnstone after Armstrong lets fly.

61’

Furlong gets back at Redmond

Better from Saints, as Ings flicks the ball around the corner for Redmond, but the winger is stopped by some excellent defending by the sliding Furlong.

57’

Armstrong on the attack

Played in by Ings, the Scot is halted by an important last-ditch tackle, before the resulting corner is cleared.

52’

More intent from Saints...

No chances yet in the second half but Saints already look a different side, forcing West Brom back. Score the next goal and it's game on...

46’

We're back under way...

The second half is up and running. Big improvement needed!

HALF TIME: West Brom 2-0 Southampton

Saints look shell-shocked here, trailing at the interval to two first-half goals. Matheus Pereira opened the scoring from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Fraser Forster, before Matt Phillips slid in at the far post to make it two. There have been other chances for the hosts, clearly buoyed by putting five past Chelsea. Saints recovered from 2-0 down last week... can they do it again?

41’

Yokuslu fires over

A hopeful shot from distance comes to nothing.

38’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

The skipper goes into the book for holding back Pereira.

Phillips makes it two

Saints are in big trouble now, as Diagne crosses low for Phillips to double Albion's advantage.

35’

GOAL

Matt Phillips (35’) | 2 0

West Brom lead

Straight down the middle from the Brazilian, who picks himself up to score.

32’

GOAL

Matheus Fellipe Costa Pereira (32’) | 1 0

32’

Penalty to West Brom

Forster rushes out and sends Pereira tumbling. The hosts have a spot-kick.

31’

Great strike from Armstrong

The Scot tests Johnstone from 20 yards with an excellent shot, but the keeper beats it away.

30’

Diagne misfires

What a chance - the best of the lot for West Brom, as Pereira feeds Diagne, but his shot is high and wide when he should've scored inside the box.

28’

Another chance for Saints!

Redmond picks out Armstrong, whose shot on the turn falls for Ings, who angles the ball back across goal but West Brom survive.

26’

Ings goes close

Clever footwork from Redmond, who goes down in the box but no penalty is forthcoming. The loose ball falls for Ings, who gets his shot off, but it sails narrowly wide.

22’

Forster denies Pereira

There was not much power in the header, making it a straightforward save for the keeper, but it's another chance for the Baggies.

19’

Crucial defending from Bertrand

He gets back to dispossess Diagne just as the striker was ready to pull the trigger. Saints need to find a foothold in this game.

17’

Furlong heads wide

The defender finds space at the near post but his glancing header flashes wide of the far post.

12’

Forster denies Townsend

West Brom have started well here. Another good move sees Townsend pick up a good position, but his low shot is blocked by the legs of Forster.

11’

Walker-Peters forces a save

Tremendous work from the full-back to chase down a raking pass from Vestergaard and beat his man, but he opts to go for goal from a tight angle and Johnstone is happy to parry the ball behind for a corner at his near post.

9’

Robinson goes close

Callum Robinson gets across the near post to connect with a cross from the left, but cannot direct the chance on target.

6’

Saints survive an early scare

That's a let-off. Forster parries Phillips's shot to Furlong, whose effort is touched in by Diagne from close range, only for the striker to be fractionally offside and the goal is ruled out.

1’

We're up and running! 

The action is under way at The Hawthorns...

Your key man! 🔑

There was a clear winner in our final pre-match poll, as you picked Stuart Armstrong as the man to shine tonight. Kick-off is just moments away now!

17.58

Could Ward-Prowse do THIS again? 🎯

It was against West Brom that the skipper scored his very first free-kick back in 2016...

17.51

Hunting for three on the bounce...

Saints are looking for a third straight win tonight after this stunning comeback against Burnley last time out...

17.39
VOTE NOW
POLL: Who will be our key man tonight?

POLL: Who will be our key man tonight?

The results so far:

  • Kyle Walker-Peters
    5%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    15%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    40%
  • Theo Walcott
    12%
  • Nathan Redmond
    10%
  • Danny Ings
    18%

This one caught you out!

The last Saint to score at The Hawthorns was Dušan Tadić, who was on target in this FA Cup fifth-round meeting in 2018. Thanks for voting in our poll, and well done to the 21% who answered correctly!

17.28

Saints unchanged for West Brom test

Team news is nice and easy tonight, as Ralph Hasenhüttl names exactly the same starting line-up and substitutes following last weekend's come-from-behind win over Burnley 💪

17.05

West Brom team confirmed

Starting XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley (c), O'Shea, Townsend, Maitland-Niles, Yokuslu, Phillips, Pereira, Robinson, Diagne.

Subs: Button, Ajayi, Peltier, Gibbs, Livermore, Gallagher, Diangana, Grant, Robson-Kanu. 

17.02

Saints team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse (c), Diallo, Armstrong, Walcott, Redmond, Ings.

Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Salisu, Jankewitz, Ferry, Djenepo, Minamino, Tella, Adams.

17.00

Confidence is HIGH!

A massive 83% of you fancy Saints to emerge victorious tonight. Thanks for taking part in our first poll of the day!

16.53

Half an hour until team news... ⏳

We'll have both line-ups at 5pm BST! Will KWP be fit?

16.27

Looking for a repeat performance!

It was a convincing victory for Saints last time these sides met back in October at St Mary's...

16.25

Marching on in the Women's FA Cup! 🏆

Southampton FC Women cruised through to the fourth round of the Vitality Women's FA Cup yesterday - check out the best of the action here...

16.03
VOTE NOW
TRIVIA: Who was the last player to score at The Hawthorns for Saints?

TRIVIA: Who was the last player to score at The Hawthorns for Saints?

The results so far:

  • Rickie Lambert
    9%
  • Wesley Hoedt
    4%
  • Dušan Tadić
    21%
  • Mario Lemina
    25%
  • Jack Stephens
    15%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    26%

What to expect from our hosts 🤔

They might be fighting a losing battle against the drop, but West Brom were 5-2 winners at Stamford Bridge last time out. Tactics writer Sam Tighe explains how in Tactical Watch.

15.46

Get clued 🆙

Check out our Match Pack for all the information you could possibly need ahead of kick-off!

15.28

Remember when Sofiane Boufal did this? 🤯

It was against West Brom back in 2017 that the enigmatic Moroccan set off on this sublime solo run, en route to scoring one of the finest goals St Mary's has seen.

15.19
VOTE NOW
How are you feeling today, Saints fans?

How are you feeling today, Saints fans?

The results so far:

  • CONFIDENT! Bring on three wins in a row!
    83%
  • Can see this one being a draw
    12%
  • Got a bad feeling about tonight...
    5%

Happy Birthday, Jan! 🇵🇱

Today Jan Bednarek turns 25, so to celebrate we've put together some of his best defensive moments!

14.59

they are a good opponent who knows how to score goals and win against good sides. we know it will be a difficult game for us, but for us it's important to keep on playing like we did in the last game, especially in the offense."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
14.56

Hear from the boss 🎙

We caught up with Ralph Hasenhüttl over Zoom to get his thoughts at the start of a big week for the club.

14.51

BACK ON THE ROAD! 🛣

It's Premier League action for Southampton, who face their first away game in the competition since March 10th. In contrast to that night against champions elect Manchester City, this evening Saints face a West Brom side who look increasingly likely to be competing in the Championship next season. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary from The Hawthorns!

14.49

WBA vs SOU Line Ups

West Bromwich Albion

1
Sam Johnstone (GK)
2
Darnell Furlong
27
Dara O'Shea
5
Kyle Bartley (C)
replace Semi Ajayi (85′)
14
Conor Townsend
10
Matt Phillips goal
30
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
7
Callum Robinson goal
replace Conor Gallagher (72′)
35
Okay Yokuslu
12
Matheus Pereira goal
17
Mbaye Diagne
replace Hal Robson-Kanu (76′)
29
Karlan Grant
18
Conor Gallagher
4
Hal Robson-Kanu
3
Kieran Gibbs
11
Grady Diangana
25
David Button
6
Semi Ajayi
22
Lee Peltier
8
Jake Livermore

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
3
Ryan Bertrand
4
Jannik Vestergaard
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
replace Moussa Djenepo (87′)
35
Jan Bednarek
17
Stuart Armstrong
32
Theo Walcott
replace Che Adams (76′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C) yellow card
27
Ibrahima Diallo
9
Danny Ings
replace Nathan Tella (87′)
11
Nathan Redmond
23
Nathan Tella
12
Moussa Djenepo
5
Jack Stephens
47
Will Ferry
10
Che Adams
1
Alex McCarthy
64
Alexandre Jankewitz
19
Takumi Minamino
22
Mohammed Salisu

WBA vs SOU Match Stats

West Bromwich Albion

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    40
    comparison angle
    60
  • Shots
    15
    comparison angle
    14
  • Shots on target
    6
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    5
    comparison angle
    10
  • Passes Complete
    191
    comparison angle
    340

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
chances created
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
52
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
4
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
clearances
Clearances
4
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
3
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster