Clasie fires Saints to victory

The Hawthorns | Sat 08 Apr 3.00PM | Attendance: 24,697
Match Report Highlights

WBA v Saints Match Centre

WBA v Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Tadić curls just wide of the target
  • Long's header skims past the post
  • Clasie opens the scoring for Saints
  • Forster denies Rondon from point-blank range

That's it!

Jordy Clasie's first-half strike and Fraser Forster's late heroics earn Saints the win. Seven points out of nine... not a bad week! 😏

16.55
+4’

What a save!

Craig Dawson's volley from close range is punched clear by the left hand of Fraser Forster before Allan Nyom blasts the rebound over. What a stop!

+1’

Added time!

Five minutes has been added on here at the Hawthorns.

84’

Southampton substitution: Harrison Reed replaces Jordy Clasie

Goalscorer Jordy Clasie makes way for Harrison Reed.

83’

It could be a nervy final few...

West Brom are really pushing forward and throwing balls into the box here, but Saints are standing firm.

Photo by Matt Watson

Fantastic support 👏

2,289 of you made the trip up north for the game today. Thank you once again for your fantastic support!

Photo by Matt Watson

The boss 👊

Claude Puel watches on from the touchline at the Hawthorns as we enter the closing stages of the match.

71’

Southampton substitution: Sam McQueen replaces Ryan Bertrand

Claude Puel brings Sam McQueen on to replace Ryan Bertand.

71’

Inches wide!

Dušan Tadić curls a fine effort towards goal, but it grazes the outside of Ben Foster's far post. So, so close!

66’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Darren Fletcher

Hal Robson-Kanu comes on for Darren Fletcher in West Brom's final change of the afternoon.

65’

Redmond lets fire...

Nathan Redmond shifts the ball out of his feet and rifles a strike at goal from the corner of the penalty area but it is easily held by Ben Foster.

63’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: James McClean replaces Matt Phillips

Another change for Tony Pulis and West Brom, as Matt Phillips makes way for James McClean.

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Yoshida picks a pass

Maya Yoshida brings the ball forward early in the second half.

53’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Chris Brunt replaces Gareth McAuley

Tony Pulis makes the first change of the afternoon, as Gareth McAuley is replaced by Chris Brunt.

49’

Yellow Card for Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion)

Matt Phillips picks up a booking for a late tackle on Jordy Clasie.

45’

We are back under way...

The action has restarted here at the Hawthorns.

HT

 Excellent first half 😇

Jordy Clasie's first Premier League goal gives Saints the advantage at the break - and it's no less than they deserve! 

45’

So close!

Shane Long meets Nathan Redmond's teasing cross inside the penalty area, but his stooping header skims past the post. 

Photo by Matt Watson

Where's the camera man, Dušan? 🤔

Jordy Clasie is mobbed after putting Saints ahead at the Hawthorns.

41’

What a save!

Fraser Forster does superbly to deny Salomon Rondon's header from point-blank range. That was a free header at the back post for the Baggies target man...

36’

Yellow Card for Jonny Evans (West Bromwich Albion)

Jonny Evans chops down Nathan Redmond on the edge of the West Brom penalty area.

GOALSCORER 4 Jordy Clasie

Get in there!

Dušan Tadić tees up Jordy Clasie on the edge of the penalty area and he rifles in his first league goal for Saints.

25’

GOOOAL!!!

Jordy Clasie (25’) | West Bromwich Albion 0 1 Southampton

21’

Chance for the hosts

Solomon Rondon knocks a header down to James Morrison who strikes from the edge of the penalty area, but Fraser Forster gets down well to beat the ball away. 

15’

Swift counter

Jack Stephens prevents a dangerous-looking West Brom attack and then sends Nathan Redmond on the counter. He then tees up Dušan Tadić in the area, but his shot is deflected behind for a corner.

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Heads up!

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg wins an early aerial battle with Darren Fletcher.

10’

Bright start

A good start here for Saints - they are enjoying plenty of possession but are yet to create their first real chance of the afternoon. 

1’

We're off!

We are under way here at the Hawthorns...

Opposition view

Here's what West Brom manager Tony Pulis has had to say ahead of today's clash.

14.55

Almost time 💪

The Saints players go through their final preparations at the Hawthorns!

14.52

it was a huge three points for us the other night - we want to come here now and do the same. But we are under no illusions how hard the game will be today.

fraser forster
14.42

The lads are here! 😇

Watch as the players arrive at the Hawthorns ahead of this afternoon's Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion. 

14.13

Southampton's line-up revealed!

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida (c), Bertrand, Clasie, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond, Long.

Substitutes: Hassen, Pied, Cáceres, McQueen, Reed, Sims, Rodriguez.

14.00

Team news coming soon

Not long to wait now... We'll have the Saints line-up here for you at 2pm BST!

13.46

Ward-Prowse looks to West Brom

We grabbed a few words with James Ward-Prowse in the build-up to today's game. Hear what he had to say.

13.17

we know the importance of oriol, but we have clasie and højbjerg, who have trained very well.

claude puel
on romeu's two-game ban
12.53

Saints put finishing touches on preparations

Our cameras were in place for Saints' final training session ahead of West Brom. Check out some of our best images from it.

12.30

Puel previews today's game

Watch as we caught up with Saints boss Claude Puel in his office at Staplewood to talk about this afternoon's match.

12.17

Check out our preparations

The lads have been busy at the training ground over the past few days, following the win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Watch some of them getting to work.

12.02

It's matchday!

Southampton are on the road today, as we visit West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League. Stick with us for build-up, match updates and live commentary.

WBA v Saints Line Ups

West Bromwich Albion

1
Ben Foster (GK)
25
Craig Dawson
6
Jonny Evans
2
Nyom
23
Gareth McAuley
Chris Brunt (53′)
7
James Morrison
24
Darren Fletcher (C)
Hal Robson-Kanu (66′)
10
Matt Phillips
James McClean (62′)
22
Nacer Chadli
8
Jake Livermore
9
Salomón Rondón
12
Marc Wilson
4
Hal Robson-Kanu
13
Boaz Myhill
47
Sam Field
5
Claudio Yacob
11
Chris Brunt
14
James McClean

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida (C)
24
Jack Stephens
11
Dusan Tadic
22
Nathan Redmond
Josh Sims (71′)
4
Jordy Clasie
Harrison Reed (85′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
Sam McQueen (71′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
7
Shane Long
39
Josh Sims
26
Jérémy Pied
12
Martín Cáceres
9
Jay Rodriguez
40
Mouez Hassen
18
Harrison Reed
38
Sam McQueen

WBA v Saints Match Stats

West Bromwich Albion

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    42
    58
  • Shots
    17
    10
  • Shots on target
    6
    3
  • Corners
    7
    3
  • Passes Complete
    280
    448

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Jordy Clasie
Jordy Clasie
Shots On Target
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Chances Created
3
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Passes Completed
76
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
7
Cédric
Cédric
Clearances
12
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
6
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster