West Bromwich Albion 2 - 0 Southampton

Match info: Premier League at The Hawthorns

Date: 05/11/2012 KO: 20:00 Ref: M Halsey Att: 25,635

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W Brom

Peter Odemwingie 36,60



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  • The final whistle goes and West Brom have run out 2-0 winners to climb into fifth place in the Premier League and leave Southampton bottom.

  • Three minutes of stoppage time are to be played, as West Brom sit back and protect their lead.

  • Another corner yields a chance for Southampton as Maya Yoshida rises highest in the area, but his powerful downward header flies wide of the post.

  • Southampton win a corner and throw all their big men forward, but it is a familiar tale as once again it is a West Brom head that is first to the ball.

  • Southampton have certainly not thrown in the towel here and are continuing to fight hard in an effort to get something from the game, but at the moment West Brom still look secure.

  • Peter Odemwingie shows his appreciation to the crowd as they clap him off, with Marc-Antoine Fortune replacing the two-goal star for the closing stages.

  • Southampton's third and final change sees 17-year-old Luke Shaw come on for his Premier League debut in place of Danny Fox.

  • Southampton's players appeal for a penalty as Adam Lallana goes down in the box under pressure from Jonas Olsson. Replays suggest Saints had a case for a spot-kick, although Lallana himself did not make much of it.

  • West Brom's two substitutes nearly combine to devastating effect as Romelu Lukaku shows good strength to win the ball and then delivers a cross to the back post, where Chris Brunt's well-struck first-time volley is lashed back across goal and narrowly wide.

  • Guly has an opportunity to make an immediate impact but gets his header all wrong and the ball loops up and goes harmlessly out of play.

  • Nigel Adkins opts to make a double change with a quarter f an hour remaining, bringing on Emmanuel Mayuka and Guly for Jay Rodriguez and Gaston Ramirez.

  • Southampton win a corner but it again comes to nothing and West Brom spring forward on the break.

  • The introduction of Romelu Lukaku will pose a different sort of threat to Southampton, although he is unable to hold the ball up here as a stray pass goes straight out of play.

  • Shane Long receives a good round of applause as he goes off to be replaced by on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku for the final 20 minutes.

  • Shane Long fails to spot an opportunity to play in Zoltan Gera and dwells on the ball for too long as Southampton are briefly outnumbered at the back.

  • Southampton have had the majority of possession but have not done enough with the ball and it will be tough now to break down this resilient West Brom defence.

  • Chris Brunt, only just fit again following injury, comes on for Graham Dorrans as Steve Clarke makes his first substitution of the night.

  • Gareth McAuley beats his defender in the air but sends his header over the crossbar from a corner as West Brom continue to dominate.

  • Shane Long does well to burst away down the left wing but Nathaniel Clyne is quick enough to catch up and slides in with a well-timed challenge to concede a corner.

  • Southampton earn a free-kick in a menacing area out on the left wing but West Brom look so much more organised in defence and now have a two-goal cushion to protect so they will be in no rush to commit many men forward.


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