Saints vs WBA
Davis: Win will give us confidence in front of goal
Skipper hopes Saints can be more clinical after West Brom victory.
Boufal: I was so determined
Sofiane Boufal reflects on his role in Saints' win over West Brom.
Boufal: I was so determined
Sofiane Boufal reflects on his role in Saints' win over West Brom.
Pellegrino praises fans' patience
Manager thanks supporters for staying behind Saints in West Brom win.
All Angles: Boufal's wonder goal
Watch Sofiane Boufal's stunner against West Brom from every angle.
Highlights: Saints 1-0 West Brom
Watch the best of the action from the win over West Brom.
90 in 90: Saints 1-0 West Brom
Watch our quick-fire highlights from the win over West Brom.
Boufal: My best is still to come
Saints match-winner wants more after wonder goal sinks West Brom.
Gallery: Saints 1-0 West Brom
View the best of the images from the win over the Baggies.
Video: Boufal on his West Brom winner
Watch as Sofiane Boufal reflects on his West Brom winner.
Video: Pellegrino on last-gasp win
Watch Mauricio Pellegrino give his reaction to Saints' win over West Brom.
Pellegrino delighted with attacking intent
Manager pleased with host of chances created in deserved win.
Brilliant Boufal wins it for Saints
Read our report from St Mary's, as Saints beat West Brom.
Opposition View: West Brom
Read what Tony Pulis has had to say about Southampton.
Match Preview: Saints vs West Brom
Everything you need to know about Saturday's late kick-off at St Mary's
Pellegrino: Let's start the way we finished
Boss wants to see Saints on the front foot from the off against West Brom.
Video: Pellegrino previews West Brom clash
Mauricio Pellegrino previews Saints' clash with West Brom.
Quiz: They played for both
Name the players to have featured for Saints and West Brom since 2000.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on West Brom
Watch the manager speak with the written media.
SAINTS: West Brom edition now available
Get your hands on our special edition One March programme.
Gallery: Saints get set for West Brom
View our images from behind the scenes at Staplewood.
Mauricio Pellegrino with no fresh injury concerns
The Saints manager has confirmed a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday's visit of West Brom
Press Conference (Part One): Pellegrino on WBA
Watch the boss speak with the media.
Saints vs WBA As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Boufal strikes late on for Saints against West Brom
- Moroccan substitute dances through the defence to score
- Bertrand strikes the woodwork as Saints dominate first half
- Visitors improve in second period but eventually opened up
FULL TIME: Southampton 1-0 West Brom
It's all over! Saints have won courtesy of Sofiane Boufal's superbly taken solo goal, just as West Brom looked like hanging on for a point. Saints are good value for the victory on the balance of play.19.22
Off the post!
Boufal sets off on another run, this time finding fellow substitute Austin, who is forced wide by Foster and strikes the outside of the post from a narrow angle.19.21
What a feeling!
Sofiane Boufal wheels away after his 85th minute goal puts Saints in front.19.20
Four added minutes...
Saints have worked sooo hard for this lead. They now have just four minutes to see the job through. Come on, lads! 😇
YESSSSS!!!! BOUFAL HAS DONE IT!
Super sub to the rescue! Boufal finally breaks down West Brom's stubborn resistance with a brilliant solo goal, finishing with a well-placed shot to beat Foster down to the keeper's left.
Sofiane Boufal (84’) | 1 – 0
Redmond goes close
Redmond receives the ball from Bertrand and turns to face the goal. His curling shot from 20 yards leaves Foster rooted to the spot but floats agonisingly wide.
Forster tips over Chadli's curler
Chadli has a go from 20 yards with an instinctive strike that's curling away from Forster, but the big goalkeeper helps it on its way over the bar with an important save.
Redmond's cross-field ball is flicked on by Long to find Tadić in acres of space, but Foster races from his line to cut down the angle and make a crucial save. Saints' best chance of the second half.
Two wingers for Saints
It now looks like an orthodox 4-4-2 formation for Mauricio Pellegrino's men, with Tadić on the right and Redmond on the left. Davis and Lemina are the central pair.
Foster saves from Gabbiadini
This is better from Saints, as a nice move culminates in a half-chance for Gabbiadini, but his shot from the edge of the box is tame and easily saved.
Yellow Card for Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion)
Chadli trips Tadić as the Serbian looks to counter-attack and goes into the book for his troubles.
Cédric shoots over
Saints have lost some of their attacking impetus, but Cédric attempts to redress the balance with an ambitious effort from long range that flies over.
West Brom enjoying their best spell
After a dominant first half from Saints, West Brom's change in formation has seen the visitors grow into this game. They're now the team in the ascendancy.
Great chance for Rodriguez 😨
Krychowiak lifts the ball over the top of the Saints defence and Rodriguez runs on to it with only Forster to beat, but he snatches at the chance and sends his shot well wide of the far post.
Forster saves from Gibbs
The two wing-backs combine, as Nyom produces a really deep cross from the right that Gibbs can only head into the grasp of the stooping Forster.
Well wide from Rodriguez
Jay Rodriguez reacts quickest to the second ball, but drags his shot comfortably wide from distance.
Gabbiadini tries his luck again...
This time the Italian finds a yard of space on the edge of the box and sees his shot deflect behind for a corner, before Long's low strike is well held by Foster.
Gabbiadini heads over
The ball is laid back for Cédric to cross first time. It's met by Gabbiadini, who jumps superbly but cannot hit the target as his header floats just over the top.
Back under way!
Saints have kicked off in the second half and are already back on the front foot.18.34
Upside down Yoshida!
Maya Yoshida's audacious overhead kick sails just wide. It's still goalless at St Mary's, but Saints have been well on top.18.22
So close, yet so far...
Ryan Bertrand's free kick remains the closest either side has come to a breakthrough. The defender struck the bar with this effort.18.21
HALF TIME: Southampton 0-0 West Brom
Saints have been by far the better side, but a combination of missed chances and misfortune ensures the visitors remain on level terms.18.19
Two added minutes
Two more minutes for West Brom to hang on and get to half-time. Saints have bossed the first period but still have nothing to show for their dominance.
Yoshida goes close - twice
Saints have had more than their fair share of corners, and are getting closer and closer from each of them. First Maya Yoshida's downward header is pushed aside by Ben Foster, before the Japanese defender is fractionally off target with an eye-catching overhead kick.
Nyom fires over
West Brom break quickly from a Saints corner, but Allan Nyom ignores Kieran Gibbs on the overlap and shoots wildly over from 25 yards.
Saints well on top
The hosts are having no trouble creating opportunities, but still can't make the breakthrough. Jonny Evans is receiving treatment as Albion set about halting the flow of Saints pressure.
What a chance!
Saints break at a rate of knots as Manolo Gabbiadini races away down the left touchline and his low cross looks destined to be converted by Shane Long, only for the former West Brom man to steer the chance wide from six yards.
No way through for Chadli
Nacer Chadli scored direct from a free kick against Leicester on Monday night, but the Saints wall stands tall to deny the Belgian a repeat performance.
Van Dijk has a go
Virgil van Dijk strides out of defence and chances his arm from fully 35 yards with a rising drive that just veers a couple of yards off target.
Soooo close from Romeu!
Saints are getting closer, as this time van Dijk helps on a corner from the left and Romeu finds himself in the middle of the six-yard box with his back to goal, but his shot on the turn bounces agonisingly wide.
Foster saves from Tadić
Ryan Bertrand gets in behind the West Brom defence and cuts the ball back for Dušan Tadić, who shoots firmly but straight into the hands of Ben Foster.
Conditions causing problems... 💨
Ben Foster takes a goal kick that only just clears the halfway line, such is the strength of the wind, which is at Southampton's backs in this first half.
Bertrand hits the bar! 😩
Ryan Bertrand steps up and strikes a delicious 25-yard free kick that takes a slight deflection off Jonny Evans and cannons against the angle of post and bar. So close!
Dušan Tadic takes on former teammate Jay Rodriguez as he dribbles down the wing.
Van Dijk goes down injured...
The big Dutchman lands awkwardly following an aerial challenge, but there's no lasting damage and he's back on his feet.
Yoshida heads over
Saints take a corner short and Steven Davis crosses to the far post, but Maya Yoshida cannot keep his header down and it loops harmlessly over. Lively start at St Mary's!
Barry goes close
The first attempt at goal comes from the visitors, as Gareth Barry tries his luck from distance, but his right-footed shot just brushes the side-netting on its way wide.17.34
It's a lively start as Tadić dances his way to the byeline, but his cross is dealt with by the West Brom defence.17.32
We're under way!
Former Saint Jay Rodriguez gets us up and running and we're into the action at St Mary's!17.31
Ready to go...
The pre-match handshakes are complete and we're all set! Come on Saints! 💪17.28
Warm-ups complete ✅
Preparations are over, the players are in the tunnel and we're ready for kick-off at St Mary's!17.21
it's not just on set plays. West Brom have good players and players with experience who can create problems, but i feel we are ready to play this game.mauricio pellegrinosouthampton manager
West Brom team confirmed
Starting XI: Foster, Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs, Livermore, Barry, Krychowiak, Chadli, Rondón, Rodriguez.
Subs: Myhill, McAuley, Nyom, Yacob, Brunt, McClean, Phillips.16.34
Saints team confirmed!
Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, van Dijk, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Lemina, Tadić, Gabbiadini, Long.
15 minutes until team news...
Who would you like to see in your Saints line-up today? Find out soon whether Mauricio Pellegrino has shuffled his pack!16.16
Check out the players arriving!
Watch as Southampton's players arrived at St Mary's for today's Premier League clash with West Brom!15.48
jay will get a great reception. he had a great time at southampton. he had a couple of injuries there that probably stopped his progress but he's moved on. i want him to relax and enjoy it.tony pulison jay rodriguez's return to st mary's
Rodriguez set for St Mary's return
There's set to be a familiar face in the opposition squad today, as Jay Rodriguez heads back to St Mary's with West Brom.15.21
Saints get set for today's game
Our cameras were on hand as the Southampton squad trained at Staplewood Campus on Thursday. Check out footage from the training session in the video above.14.53
we like to play in front of the home crowd, although we haven't taken as many points as we'd like. we'll try to change that and make our fans happy.dušan tadićon picking up more points at home
Pellegrino previews today's game
We visited Mauricio Pellegrino in his office this week to get his thoughts on the clash with West Brom. Watch above to see what the manager had to say.13.24
Welcome to Matchday Live!
It's another St Mary's matchday, with Southampton set to host West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League. After last weekend's 2-2 draw with Newcastle here, can Saints pick up a full complement of points today?
Saints vs WBA Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Virgil van Dijk
Dusan TadicSofiane Boufal (81′)
Oriol RomeuNathan Redmond (69′)
Steven Davis (C)
Shane LongCharlie Austin (81′)
West Bromwich Albion
Ben Foster (GK)
Jonny Evans (C)Allan Nyom (32′)
Nacer ChadliMatt Phillips (77′)
Gareth BarryGareth McAuley (53′)
Saints vs WBA Match Stats
Shots on target62