Saints thrash Brentford at St Mary's

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Tue 11 Jan 7.45PM | Attendance: 27,383
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SOU vs BRE
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SOU vs BRE As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Southampton claim victory over Brentford at St Mary's stadium
  • Saints move to 11th in the Premier League table
  • Jan Bednarek opens the scoring after just five minutes of play
  • HALF TIME: Saints 2-1 Brentford 

FULL TIME: Saints 4-1 Brentford 

A huge victory for Southampton as three points mean they move to 11th in the Premier League table. After a strong first half from Hasenhüttl's men, Broja and Adams added to the goal tally to claim a comprehensive victory over Brentford. On to Wolves, come on you Saints! 

+3’

Saints continue to press 

Saints aren't slowing down as they continue to search for openings as the game enters its closing stages. Adam Armstrong is released down the centre of the pitch but his touch on the ball is a little too heavy and Fernández clears his line. 

90’

Five additional minutes ...

The five minute countdown begins as Saints edge closer to victory at St Mary's. 

84’

Plenty of chances for Brentford

The resulting corner sees a whole host of opportunities for the visitors to claw a goal back at St Mary's. Toney finds himself in space and releases a shot goalwards but it's saved by Forster. 

82’

Brentford come close 

Brentford appear clear and in on goal before a perfectly executed challenge from Ward-Prowse on Wissa pushes the ball behind for a Brentford corner. 

79’

Adam Armstrong tries his luck

Just moments after coming on Adam Armstrong tries his luck in front of goal but his strike lacks power and it's an easy save for Fernández. 

77’

Southampton substitution: Adam Armstrong replaces Armando Broja

Broja is up on his feet after taking a powerful ball to the head but Hasenhüttl plays it safe and makes his third and final substitution. 

75’

Brentford substitution: Finley Stevens replaces Sergi Canós

Frank makes his third and final substitution as Broja receives medical attention. 

Broja brilliance ❤️

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

ADAMS GETS THE FOURTH

Instant. Impact. A wandering high ball from Diallo finds its way to the feet of Adams who makes no mistake in looping it over Fernández and into the back of the net. 

70’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (70’) | 4 1

69’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Nathan Tella

Hasenhüttl follows suit and makes his second substitution of the evening. 

67’

Brentford substitution: Mathias Jensen replaces Ethan Pinnock

A second substitution for the visitors. 

64’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Nathan Redmond

Hasenhüttl's turn to make his first substitution of the fixture. 

64’

Brentford close to a second

The match is experiencing a slight lull after that third Saints goal but Brentford come ever so close to a second. Ajer releases a shot towards goal and in trying to clear it, Lyanco nearly finds the back of his own net before it bounces behind for a corner. 

57’

 Comfortable save for Fernández

Nice play between Diallo and Romeu as Saints continue to search for goals at St Mary's, Romeu cuts it back to Diallo who tries his luck from an angle but his shot is safely recovered by Fernández. 

55’

Brentford substitution: Yoane Wissa replaces Shandon Baptiste

Frank makes his first substitution of the evening. 

52’

Saints searching for more 

Perraud earns Saints a free-kick on the left flank with Ward-Prowse delivering yet another wonderful ball but the Brentford defence get enough to it to clear. 

GOALSCORER 18 Armando Broja

BROJA EXTENDS SAINTS LEAD

After a dominating couple of minutes of play from the visitors, Saints extend their lead at St Mary's. A fabulous pass from Romeu finds the feet of Broja who dances into the penalty area before releasing a shot towards goal to make it 3-1!

48’

GOOOAL!!!

Armando Broja (48’) | 3 1

46’

Back to it 👊

Saints get us back underway for the second half. 

HALF TIME: Saints 2-1 Brentford

An electric first half at St Mary's as Southampton lead Brentford 2-1 at the break. Bednarek's header saw Saints take the lead after just five minutes of play before the Bees found an equaliser a little under 20 minutes later. A superb shot from Diallo was deflected off goalkeeper Fernández and into the back of the net as Saints regained their lead. Come on you Saints!  

+2’

Yellow Card for Ivan Toney (Brentford)

The Brentford man finds himself in the book after a stray arm catches Salisu. 

45’

Three additional minutes ...

An energetic first-half at St Mary's edges to a close as the fourth official indicates there will be three minutes of additional time. 

43’

Brentford searching for an equaliser 

Brentford look to find an equaliser as Toney releases Mbeumo in the area but some smart defending from Lyanco means the ball is seen out for a Saints goal kick. 

41’

Fernández denies Perraud

Fernández is forced to make a sublime save as Redmond launches an inch-perfect cross into Perraud who heads goalwards.

GOALSCORER 27 Ibrahima Diallo

DIALLO YOU BEAUTY

Relentless pressing from Saints is finally rewarded as they regain the lead. Diallo's shot bounces off the post and onto Fernández' glove before finding its way into the back of the net! Another one for the dubious goalscorers committee ...

36’

GOOOAL!!!

Ibrahima Diallo (36’) | 2 1

33’

Romeu comes close 😱

Some wonderful team play from Saints as they make their way into the area with the ball eventually falling at the feet of Romeu. His looping shot looks promising but it edges just over the crossbar. 

31’

Saints remain dominant 

A lovely bit of work on the right flank between Redmond and Broja, with the Albanian then launching a tantalising ball into the area but Perraud can't make the connection. 

28’

Saints looking to regain the lead 

There's a bit of a tussle in the box as Stuart Attwell is forced to intervene before Ward-Prowse launches in another delightful delivery from the corner. It's cleared as far as Perraud but his shot goes wide of the post. 

26’

Janelt nearly nets a second

Just moments after scoring the first, Janelt has another shot on target for the visitors, it's a strong clearance from Forster who punches away before Diallo clears for good. 

Janelt draws Brentford level

 Brentford's first attempt on goal and it finds the back of the net. 

22’

GOAL

Vitaly Janelt (22’) | 1 1

18’

Brentford struggling to find a rhythm 

It's been a difficult start at St Mary's for the visitors, the ball seems to be heading into the path of Toney but Lyanco is there to safely clear for Saints and the threat passes. 

A Bednarek beauty 🥰

14’

Tella hits the counter

A clumsy challenge from Lyanco sees the visitors awarded a set piece. It's a long way out as Janelt delivers the ball, but Diallo produces a strong header to see it clear. A slip-up from Brentford means Tella has an opportunity to hit the counter, it's a beautiful bit of work from the youngster but eventually the opportunity escapes him. 

10’

Brentford searching for a way in 

First sign of life from Brentford as they look to get in the area but Ward-Prowse stands strong to recover the ball for Saints. 

9’

Saints continue to apply pressure 

Some slick footwork from Broja on the right before he sends a low ball across goal, Perraud tries to get the tap in but the ball's a little too heavy and evades him. A blistering start for Hasenhüttl's men. 

GOALSCORER 35 Jan Bednarek

BEDNARK HEADS HOME 

A beautiful delivery from Ward-Prowse who finds the head of Bednarek at the near post as Saints take an early lead. 

4’

GOOOAL!!!

Jan Bednarek (4’) | 1 0

4’

Broja finds space

A real positive spell for Saints at the start of the match at St Mary's, with Broja also looking to get in on the action as he finds space down the left flank. A real, attacking flair to Saints this evening. 

3’

Redmond eager for opener 

An early opportunity for Saints to take the advantage as Redmond searches for space and charges towards the area, he struggles to get the ball under control and while Tella is there to reclaim it, his wandering shot flies well over the crossbar. 

0’

Underway at St Mary's!

The visitors get things started. 

this season it's been a much better performance at home. we are stronger here and want to keep that going. we need every points and to get something against every team is tough for us, but we are prepared for it."

ralph hasenhüttl
ON TONIGHT'S MATCH
19.30

2022 at St Mary's ❤️

It's great to have you home, Saints fans!

19.16

It's HOME time 🏠

40 minutes until kick off ...

19.05

BRENTFORD TEAM CONFIRMED

Starting XI: Fernández, Ajer, Jansson (c), Pinnock, Roerslev, Janelt, Norgaard, Baptiste, Canós, Mbeumo, Toney.

Subs: Lössi, Thompson, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Bidstrup, Bech, Stevens. 

18.50

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: Forster, Lyanco, Bednarek, Salisu, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Diallo, Perraud, Redmond, Broja, Tella. 

Subs: Caballero, Simeu, Stephens, Small, Chauke, S. Armstrong, Long, Adams, A. Armstrong. 

18.45

STAT ATTACK 🔢

The captain is looking to score in four consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career. His opener for Southampton against Spurs last time out ended a run of 11 consecutive goals in the competition from either a penalty or direct free-kick situation.

18.03

THEY'VE GOT SOME GOOD RESULTS, IT'S GOING TO BE AN UNBELIEVABLY TOUGH GAME."

thomas frank
on southampton challenge 
17.30

MATCH PACK: Saints vs Brentford 

Get prepared for tonight's fixture with our Match Pack.

17.16

We had a very tough game but that’s how it is. We are known for our intensity and tomorrow we will be ready to go again."

ralph hasenhüttl 
ahead of brentford clash
17.00

FA CUP VICTORY ! Swansea 2-3 Saints (AET)

It's been a busy few days as both sides were in Emirates FA Cup action at the weekend but Saints will certainly be feeling the wearier of the two as Swansea forced them into extra time at Liberty Stadium ...

16.46

WELCOME HOME 😇

For the first time in 2022, Ralph Hasenhüttl's men are in Premier League action at St Mary's. This rescheduled fixture comes less than a month after its postponement and is a huge opportunity for both sides to climb the table. Saints' last outing in the league saw them hold Spurs to a 1-1 draw, with Brentford yet to lose in 2022. Midweek matchdays are back. Come on you Saints! 

15.57

SOU vs BRE Line Ups

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
22
Mohammed Salisu
4
Lyanco
35
Jan Bednarek goal
15
Romain Perraud
23
Nathan Tella
replace Stuart Armstrong (70′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
27
Ibrahima Diallo
6
Oriol Romeu
11
Nathan Redmond
replace Che Adams (65′) goal
18
Armando Broja goal
replace Adam Armstrong (78′)
10
Che Adams
38
Dynel Simeu
17
Stuart Armstrong
48
Kgaogelo Chauke
13
Willy Caballero
9
Adam Armstrong
7
Shane Long
5
Jack Stephens
16
Thierry Small

Brentford

40
Álvaro Fernández (GK)
20
Kristoffer Ajer
18
Pontus Jansson (C)
5
Ethan Pinnock
replace Mathias Jensen (68′)
6
Christian Nørgaard
26
Shandon Baptiste
replace Yoane Wissa (56′)
27
Vitaly Janelt goal
30
Mads Roerslev
7
Sergi Canós
replace Finley Stevens (76′)
19
Bryan Mbeumo
17
Ivan Toney yellow card
2
Dominic Thompson
49
Jonas Lössl
11
Yoane Wissa
9
Marcus Forss
8
Mathias Jensen
36
Finley Stevens
14
Saman Ghoddos
28
Mads Bidstrup
29
Mads Bech Sørensen

SOU vs BRE Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Brentford
  • Possession (%)
    49
    comparison angle
    51
  • Shots
    12
    comparison angle
    5
  • Shots on target
    6
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    5
    comparison angle
    2
  • Passes Complete
    304
    comparison angle
    313

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
chances created
Chances Created
3
Ibrahima Diallo
Ibrahima Diallo
passes completed
Passes Completed
51
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
tackles
Tackles
5
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
3
Lyanco
Lyanco
saves
Saves
3
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster