Saints beaten at Brentford

premier-league Brentford Community Stadium | Sat 04 Feb 3PM | Attendance: 17,051
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BRE vs SOU
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BRE vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Southampton visit Brentford in the Premier League (3pm GMT)
  • Ben Mee heads home the opener on 40 minutes
  • Bryan Mbuemo makes it two from close range three minutes later
  • Mathias Jensen's header makes it 3-0 on 79 minutes

FULL-TIME: Brentford 3-0 Saints

16.53
90+2’

Armstrong fires straight at the keeper 

Adam Armstrong's low shot an easy claim for David Raya.

90’

Roerslev fires well over

Brentford broke forward, the ball falling to Mads Roerslev who fires well over.

89’

Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

Mohammed Salisu booked for pulling back on Ivan Toney.

88’

Onuachu header an easy claim

James Bree's cross claimed by David Raya.

87’

Sulemana wins a corner

A bright spark on a disappointing day for Saints, Kamaldeen Sulemana breaking down the left and winning a corner.

84’

Southampton substitution: Adam Armstrong replaces Ché Adams

Another Saints change.

84’

Brentford substitution: replaces

Zanka on for Bryan Mbuemo.

82’

Brentford substitution: Mikkel Damsgaard replaces Mathias Jensen

First of a double sub for Brentford, the goalscorer going off.

Game over

Rico Henry's cross is met by the head of Mathias Jensen.

79’

GOAL

Mathias Jensen (79’) | 3 – 0

75’

Ward-Prowse's shot goes over

The ball into the box falls to James Ward-Prowse on the edge of the box, but his shot is always going over.

73’

Brentford substitution: Kevin Schade replaces Yoane Wissa

Another Brentford change.

73’

Walcott is in...but Raya meets it

Another opening for Theo Walcott, who looks to be in one-on-one, but David Raya comes out and deflects the ball away outside his box with his chest.

72’

Raya spills but Saints don't profit

David Raya went for the ball but couldn't hold on, Theo Walcott's shot is blocked and eventually cleared.

70’

Toney shot off the line

Mohammed Salisu in the right place, right time to clear Ivan Toney's shot off the line following a free-kick routine.

69’

Alcaraz shot fired against Mee

Charly Alcaraz tried his luck from range but Ben Mee gets in the way.

64’

Southampton substitution: Theo Walcott replaces Samuel Edozie

The second switch, as Theo Walcott is introduced.

64’

Southampton substitution: Carlos Alcaraz replaces Roméo Lavia

Another double change here.

63’

Yellow Card for Ivan Toney (Brentford)

Toney booked for foul on RomΓ©o Lavia.

The new recruits πŸ˜‡

61’

Brentford substitution: Mads Roerslev replaces Aaron Hickey

Second of a double change.

60’

Brentford substitution: Vitaly Janelt replaces Josh Dasilva

First Brentford change.

60’

Mee heads just wide

Bryan Mbuemo firing a cross in from the left, Ben Mee steps in front of his man and heads just wide of the far post.

58’

Yellow Card for Roméo Lavia (Southampton)

Booking for the Saints youngster who stops Josh Dasilva's break.

56’

Ward-Prowse fires over...

Another good move. Romain Perraud firing the ball in twice in quick succession from the left, the ball eventually falling to James Ward-Prowse on the edge of the box whose shot is comfortably over.

55’

Bree's cross just misses Onuachu

Better from Saints. James Bree firing a ball in but it's just behind Paul Onuachu.

53’

Onuachu wins a corner

Good strength from the big man, who shields the ball out for a Saints corner.

52’

Good effort, Sulemana πŸ‘

The two new signings combining, Paul Onuachu finding Kamaldeen Sulemana out wide, who cuts inside and fires a low shot towards goal. Claimed by David Raya.

50’

Frantic start to the second half

Both sides passing the ball around with purpose, but not much in the way of clear-cut chances.

47’

4-2-4 formation for Saints

A change of shape with the two new men on the pitch now.

46’

Back under way...

46’

Southampton substitution: Paul Onuachu replaces Ibrahima Diallo

Second switch as both deadline day signings are on.

45’

Southampton substitution: Kamaldeen Sulemana replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi

First of a double change at the break.

HALF-TIME: Brentford 2-0 Saints

Two goals for Brentford inside the final five minutes of the half have given the visitors a mountain to climb.

Two for Brentford

A through ball from Josh Dasilva finds Yoane Wissa, who squares the ball to an unmarked Bryan Mbeumo.

43’

GOAL

Bryan Mbeumo (43’) | 2 – 0

Mee heads home the opener

Bryan Mbuemo fires in a wonderful ball, Ben Mee beats Mohammed Salisu to the ball and heads past Gavin Bazunu.

40’

GOAL

Ben Mee (40’) | 1 – 0

38’

HUGE block from Salisu...again πŸ‘

Ivan Toney looked to be fed in by Josh Dasilva, as he prepared to take a shot in came Mohammed Salisu with a sliding block. VITAL.

36’

Bazunu gathers from throw

The long throw was met by the head of Ethan Pinnock, his header well claimed by the Saints keeper under pressure.

36’

Saints clear as Brentford threaten

Josh Dasilva at the heart of things for the hosts, his heavy touch just inside the box giving a chance for Mohammed Salisu to clear for a throw on the right-hand side.

29’

Bree squares for Edozie, his shot blocked

Nice move from Saints. James Bree bursts down the right and pulls it back for Sam Edozie. The Saints youngster takes a touch before firing towards goal but his shot is blocked by Christian NΓΈrgaard.

27’

Adams shields the ball and wins a free-kick

The game has lost it's early energy here, much of the ball contested in midfield and possession being exchanged a lot.

23’

Mbeumo strikes wide

Bryan Mbeumo finds the ball at the back post after a half clearance from Romain Perraud, but his scuffed shot goes wide of the far post.

Early action πŸ’ͺ

21’

Mee goes for the spectacular

Ben Mee doesn't connect with his bicycle kick and the ball sails out for a Saints goal kick.

18’

Diallo's long ball an easy claim for Raya

Back to the drawing board after this attack

15’

Elyounoussi's control lets him down

Lovely cross-field ball from RomΓ©o Lavia, into the path of Moi Elyounoussi who was unmarked on the left wing. But the Norwegian's touch let's him down and the ball goes out for a goal kick.

14’

Ward-Prowse find space 😫

The skipper finds space in the box, many thought he should have gone for the shot, but he looks to square the ball into the path of Sam Edozie. The ball was just off though. Better from Saints!

12’

Salisu header deflected behind

James Ward-Prowse sends the ball in via a free-kick on the right flank, Mohammed Salisu meets it and heads towards goal. Ben Mee gets in the way.

11’

Great block, Romain πŸ‘Š

Brentford pressing again, Romain Perraud this time with a vital block in front of Ivan Toney inside the penalty area.

10’

Raya makes an easy claim

Not the best delivery from the skipper this time.

9’

Edozie wins a free-kick

Bit of a response from the visitors, Sam Edozie skipping past his marker and drawing a foul out on the right wing. James Ward-Prowse will fire this one in.

7’

Wissa rattles the bar 

Ivan Toney with a chip through ball into the path of Yoane Wissa, who rounds Gavin Bazunu but can only hit the bar.

5’

Nice run, Moi πŸ‘

The Saints player carries the ball right the way through the Brentford half as Saints break, only tackled once he finally got into the box.

4’

Three corners in as many minutes

Saints have done well to get these corners clear so far, but it's another throw of the dice for Brentford here.

2’

...doesn't beat the first man, Edozie heads clear

A disappointing first set-piece for the hosts but they have a second soon after.

2’

Early Brentford corner...

The home sides with the early possession here

0’

We're under way! πŸ‘Š

COME ON YOU SAINTS!

The teams are in the tunnel... πŸ‘€

14.55

Final tune up ⏳

14.52

Time to get warm πŸ‘Š

Southampton's players are out warming-up.

14.51

Arriving in Brentford

Check out our selection of images as the players made their way into Gtech Community Stadium.

14.09

Welcome, Paul and Kamaldeen πŸ˜‡

Both of Southampton's deadline-day signings, Paul Onuachu and Kamaldeen Sulemana, are in the squad today after receiving their international clearance in time!


As you can see, Paul is indeed VERY tall!

14.05

Brentford team

Starting XI: Raya, Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry, NΓΈrgaard (captain), Jensen, Dasilva, Mbeumo, Wissa, Toney.


Substitutes: Cox, Schade, Zanka, Ghoddos, Ajer, Lewis-Potter, Damsgaard, Janelt, Roerslev.

14.02

SOUTHAMPTON TEAM CONFIRMED

Starting XI: Bazunu, Bree, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Diallo, Lavia, Ward-Prowse (captain), Elyounoussi, Edozie, Adams.


Substitutes: Caballero, Maitland-Niles, Lyanco, Alcaraz, Aribo, Walcott, Kamaldeen, A Armstrong, Onuachu.

13.59

Ready for selection!

New signings Kamaldeen Sulemana and Paul Onuachu have received their international clearance and are with the Saints squad today!


Find out what their roles will be when team news is revealed in a little under 15 minutes.

13.46

Deadline day recap

It was a quite a deadline day for Saints on Tuesday, as they completed two significant signings. Forward Kamaldeen Sulemana arrived from French side Rennes, while striker Paul Onuachu followed shortly after from Belgian club KRC Genk. Will either be available today? We'll find out soon...

13.17

Saints in blue today 🌊

It's the away kit this afternoon at the Gtech Community Stadium!

12.57

The situation in the table

It's another potentially big opportunity for Saints to improve their outlook in the standings.


Nathan Jones's team start the day in 20th position, but three points could lift them as high as 17th, depending on results elsewhere. Everton (one point ahead), Bournemouth and Wolves (both two points ahead) are the sides that Saints are within range of this afternoon.

12.47

Today's Premier League fixtures

β€’ Everton vs Arsenal (12.30pm)

β€’ Villa vs Leicester

β€’ Brentford vs Saints

β€’ Brighton vs Bournemouth

β€’ Man United vs Crystal Palace

β€’ Wolves vs Liverpool

β€’ Newcastle vs West Ham (5.30pm)

12.45

Jones's pre-match press conference

Check out what the manager had to say ahead of today's game when he met with the media at Staplewood Campus.

12.12

Matchday: Brentford vs Southampton

Welcome to matchday, everyone!


A week of cup action is now over, as Saints turn their attention back to the Premier League and a big trip to Brentford. We'll be with you throughout the day, with build-up, the team news and live updates from the game. We'll also have free audio commentary of the match, so be sure to stick with us!

11.58

BRE vs SOU Line Ups

Brentford

1
David Raya (GK)
3
Rico Henry
2
Aaron Hickey
replace Mads Roerslev (61β€²)
5
Ethan Pinnock
16
Ben Mee goal
8
Mathias Jensen goal
replace Mikkel Damsgaard (82β€²)
10
Josh Dasilva
replace Vitaly Janelt (61β€²)
6
Christian Nørgaard (C)
19
Bryan Mbeumo goal
replace Zanka (82β€²)
11
Yoane Wissa
replace Kevin Schade (74β€²)
17
Ivan Toney yellow card
13
Zanka
24
Mikkel Damsgaard
34
Matthew Cox
9
Kevin Schade
20
Kristoffer Ajer
14
Saman Ghoddos
23
Keane Lewis-Potter
27
Vitaly Janelt
30
Mads Roerslev

Southampton

31
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
14
James Bree
15
Romain Perraud
22
Mohammed Salisu yellow card
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
replace Paul Onuachu (45β€²)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
45
Roméo Lavia yellow card
replace Carlos Alcaraz (65β€²)
27
Ibrahima Diallo
replace Kamaldeen Sulemana (45β€²)
23
Samuel Edozie
replace Theo Walcott (65β€²)
10
Che Adams
replace Adam Armstrong (81β€²)
32
Theo Walcott
26
Carlos Alcaraz
20
Kamaldeen Sulemana
12
Paul Onuachu
3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
9
Adam Armstrong
7
Joe Aribo
4
Lyanco
13
Willy Caballero

BRE vs SOU Match Stats

Brentford

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    48
    comparison angle
    52
  • Shots
    14
    comparison angle
    14
  • Shots on target
    4
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    274
    comparison angle
    323

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott
chances created
Chances Created
3
James Bree
James Bree
passes completed
Passes Completed
50
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
3
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
clearances
Clearances
9
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu