Saints win five-goal thriller

The Hawthorns | Sat 03 Feb 3PM | Attendance: 25,911
Match Report Highlights

WBA vs Saints Match Centre

WBA vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints beat West Brom 3-2 for a huge three points
  • Lemina, Stephens and Ward-Prowse on target
  • Rondon scored late on for West Brom
  • Hegazi had given the hosts an early lead

What an afternoon!

Check out some of the best images from a dramatic day at The Hawthorns!

+11’

Saints up to 14th!

It was a dramatic game, but it ends up going in Saints' favour! Mauricio Pellegrino's side have jumped up four places in the Premier League table, as they end a run of 12 top-flight games without a victory!

FULL TIME: West Brom 2-3 Southampton 

It's a huge result for Saints, who pick up all three points and move out of the relegation zone! 👊

+2’

Yellow Card for Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion)

Phillips is cautioned for a foul on Mario Lemina.

+1’

Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

Ryan Bertrand is booked for time wasting.

90’

Five minutes of added time

A nervy period ahead, as Saints look to see this out!

87’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Dušan Tadić

Saints make their final change of the match.

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84’

Southampton substitution: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Sofiane Boufal

Saints make another change, as the clock runs down.

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82’

Long misses chance to restore cushion

Cédric with a great cross from the right, which picks out Shane Long at the back post, but he heads over from a great position.

74’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Guido Carrillo

Saints make their first change, as former West Brom man Long comes on for Carrillo.

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West Brom pull one back

Salomon Rondon rises highest to meet a cross from the left, and his header goes in off the post to make it 3-2.

72’

GOAL

Salomón Rondón (72’) | West Bromwich Albion 2 3 Southampton

69’

Ward-Prowse lines up another free-kick

He's much further out this time, but James Ward-Prowse has another go. This time, though, his effort flies just above the top corner.

61’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Oliver Burke replaces Claudio Yacob

Alan Pardew makes a second switch for Albion.

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61’

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Jay Rodriguez replaces Daniel Sturridge

A first change for the hosts, as ex-Saint Rodriguez comes on.

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GOALSCORER 16 James Ward-Prowse

GET IN THERE!

It's a two-goal cushion for Saints! Wesley Hoedt is tripped just outside the area, and James Ward-Prowse steps up to thump a low shot round the wall and into the bottom corner. YES!

54’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (54’) | West Bromwich Albion 1 3 Southampton

52’

Tadić nearly gets through

Dušan Tadić gets onto a long ball over the top from Cédric and manages to lift it over the on-rushing Ben Foster, but West Brom get back to clear.

51’

Brunt inches away from equalising

Chris Brunt tries to catch Saints out by hitting his free-kick from 20 yards along the ground, under the jumping wall. It works, but brushes a Saints foot on the way through and goes just inches wide of the post Wirth Alex McCarthy beaten.

45’

Back under way!

Saints get the second half back under way...

First-half images

Check out some of our images from a dramatic first half at The Hawthorns!

HALF TIME: West Brom 1-2 Southampton

What a turnaround! Goals from Mario Lemina and Jack Stephens see Saints rally from an early deficit to lead 2-1 at the break!

+1’

McCarthy with a fine save

Alex McCarthy keeps Saints' advantage in tact, diving to his right to tip Chris Brunt's well-hit free-kick around the post!

GOALSCORER 5 Jack Stephens

HE'S DONE IT AGAIN!

Incredible! It's three goals in three games now for Jack Stephens, who meets James Ward-Prowse's corner with a brilliant flicked header that finds the far corner. What a turnaround!

42’

GOOOAL!!!

Jack Stephens (42’) | West Bromwich Albion 1 2 Southampton

GOALSCORER 18 Mario Lemina

WHAT A GOAL!

Lemina hits a sensational strike from 25 yards that rockets into the top corner! GET IN!

39’

GOOOAL!!!

Mario Lemina (39’) | West Bromwich Albion 1 1 Southampton

35’

Sturridge close to extending Albion's lead

Daniel Sturridge finds space down the inside-left and lashes a shot across goal from a tight angle, but his effort is a little high and wide of the far post.

28’

Tadić shot deflects over the top

Plenty of ball now for Saints. They come forward again through Tadiç is shot spins off Chris Brunt and onto the roof of the net. 

24’

Hegazi threatens again

The Egyptian almost adds a second; the ball bounces up off his chest and is goalbound before Mario Lemina heads it clear. 

13’

Carrillo fires wide

Nice link-up play between Dušan Tadić and Guido Carrillo works room for the striker on the edge of the area, but he drags his shot wide of the near post.

12’

Saints corner cleared

Cédric produces a lovely delivery from the right that is turned behind by Craig Dawson, before Albion clear the resulting corner.

7’

Boufal goes close to an equaliser

Saints work the ball to Sofiane Boufal 25 yards out, but his low strike whistles just past the post, with Albion keeper Ben Foster at full stretch.

Hegazi heads West Brom in front

Chris Brunt's corner picks out the run of Hegazi six yards out and he thumps home a header to give the hosts the lead.

3’

GOAL

Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi (3’) | West Bromwich Albion 1 0 Southampton

0’

We're under way! 

Let's do this, Saints! 👊

Back in the line-up

Mario Lemina is today restored to the starting line-up, having been absent for the last two games.

14.46

I expect the whole team to be connected with the game. we have to try to manage the ball more than them.

mauricio pellegrino
saints manager
14.30

Today's skipper! 👊

With Steven Davis and Maya Yoshida among the substitutes, it's Ryan Bertrand who takes the captain's armband for this afternoon's game.

14.19

I'm sure it will be a very difficult game. west brom has a very good squad, but we also trust our abilities and we have come here for the win. 

Cédric
Saints defender
14.11

Carrillo set for his full debut

After two substitute appearances, new Southampton signing Guido Carrillo is handed his full debut at The Hawthorns this afternoon!

14.05

West Brom's line-up...

Starting XI: Foster, Nyom, Yacob, Rondón, Phillips, Brunt, Sturridge, Barry, McAuley (c), Dawson, Hegazi.


Subs: Myhill, McClean, Burke, Rodriguez, Field, Harper, Jameson.

14.01

Saints line-up confirmed

Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand (c), Romeu, Lemina, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Boufal, Carrillo.


Subs: Forster, Yoshida, Davis, Højbjerg, Redmond, Long, Gabbiadini.

14.00

Team news coming up shortly!

We'll have the line-ups here for you at 2pm GMT!

13.40

Relive Boufal's incredible goal against West Brom

Who could forget what happened when Saints and West Brom met earlier this season? Look back on one of the greatest goals seen at St Mary's, as Sofiane Boufal scored this phenomenal solo effort...

13.22

Gabbiadini doubtful for Saints

Mauricio Pellegrino's pre-match injury update revealed that striker Manolo Gabbiadini is suffering from a hip injury and is doubtful for the trip to The Hawthorns. Fellow frontman Charlie Austin remains absent too, but there is otherwise a clean bill of health for the Saints squad.


We'll have the team news for this afternoon's game here for you at 2pm GMT.

13.10

Fans to take part in special Cyrille Regis tribute

West Bromwich Albion will today be celebrating the life and influence of their legendary former player Cyrille Regis, who passed away last month. Fans of both clubs are being encouraged to raise their scarves during a special tribute video, while there will also be a minute's applause ahead of kick-off.

13.00

Can Saints repeat last season's success?

A win would be huge for Southampton today, and they got one when they visited West Brom last season, with Jordy Clasie's sweet strike the only goal of the game. Watch our highlights from that encounter, in April 2017.

12.37

Getting set for West Brom 📸

Check out some of our images from Staplewood this week as Saints got set for today's game.

12.27

it's a massive game for us. we have to go into it with the feeling we are playing a final.

mauricio pellegrino
southampton manager
11.59

Pellegrino's pre-match interview

We visited Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino ahead of the game to get his thoughts on a big afternoon for his team. Watch the interview above...

11.40
Southampton FC

Destination: The Hawthorns! Who’s with us? 👊 #saintsfc

11.26

It's matchday... and it's a big one! 😇

Welcome to Matchday Live! It's a big day in the Premier League, as third-from-bottom Saints visit the division's 20th-placed team, West Brom. There's no doubting how much the three points would mean to each side, and a win would see Southampton end the day outside of the relegation zone.


We'll be here to guide you through the day, with all the build-up, team news, match updates and free commentary!

11.24

WBA vs Saints Line Ups

West Bromwich Albion

1
Ben Foster (GK)
26
Ahmed Hegazi
25
Craig Dawson
2
Allan Nyom
James McClean (77′)
23
Gareth McAuley (C)
11
Chris Brunt
5
Claudio Yacob
Oliver Burke (62′)
10
Matt Phillips
18
Gareth Barry
15
Daniel Sturridge
Jay Rodriguez (62′)
9
Salomón Rondón
56
Kyle Jameson
17
Oliver Burke
14
James McClean
19
Jay Rodriguez
28
Sam Field
34
Rekeem Harper
13
Boaz Myhill

Southampton

13
Alex McCarthy (GK)
5
Jack Stephens
6
Wesley Hoedt
21
Ryan Bertrand (C)
2
Cédric Soares
16
James Ward-Prowse
19
Sofiane Boufal
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (85′)
18
Mario Lemina
11
Dusan Tadic
Nathan Redmond (88′)
14
Oriol Romeu
9
Guido Carrillo
Shane Long (75′)
22
Nathan Redmond
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
8
Steven Davis
7
Shane Long
44
Fraser Forster
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
3
Maya Yoshida

WBA vs Saints Match Stats

West Bromwich Albion

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    39
    61
  • Shots
    9
    13
  • Shots on target
    3
    5
  • Corners
    5
    7
  • Passes Complete
    214
    404

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Shots On Target
1
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Chances Created
2
Cédric
Cédric
Passes Completed
59
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Tackles
4
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Clearances
9
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Saves
1
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy