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Unfair challenge on Maya Yoshida by Markus Rosenberg results in a free kick. Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.
Emmanuel Mayuka produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Markus Rosenberg on for Shane Long.
Jerome Thomas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Romelu Lukaku. Jose Fonte is brought on as a substitute for Rickie Lambert.
Shot by Jay Rodriguez from just outside the area goes over the net.
Jos Hooiveld sends in a cross, clearance by Liam Ridgewell.
Foul by Daniel Fox on Steven Reid, free kick awarded. Red card for Daniel Fox. Ben Foster takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Emmanuel Mayuka by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Rickie Lambert.
James Morrison leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Jones.
A goal is scored by Shane Long from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Southampton 0-3 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Romelu Lukaku.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Fox, save by Ben Foster.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Dorrans, Morgan Schneiderlin manages to make a clearance.
James Morrison takes a shot. Morgan Schneiderlin gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Maya Yoshida, save by Ben Foster.
Steven Davis takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Shane Long.
Effort from the edge of the box by Steven Davis goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Rickie Lambert, clearance made by Liam Ridgewell.
Gaston Ramirez dismissed for violent conduct. Marc-Antoine Fortune is sent off by the referee.
Gaston Ramirez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Long. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Emmanuel Mayuka on for Adam Lallana.
Romelu Lukaku grabs a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Southampton 0-2 West Brom.Marc-Antoine Fortune provided the assist for the goal.
Daniel Fox crosses the ball.
Foul by Liam Ridgewell on Gaston Ramirez, free kick awarded. Liam Ridgewell goes into the book. Direct free kick taken by Maya Yoshida.
The official flags Jay Rodriguez offside. Ben Foster takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne, save by Ben Foster.
Daniel Fox sends in a cross.
Foul by Shane Long on Nathaniel Clyne, free kick awarded. Steven Davis takes the free kick.
Centre by Steven Reid, Jos Hooiveld manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Jay Rodriguez. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Effort from 6 yards by Nathaniel Clyne.
Daniel Fox concedes a free kick for a foul on Romelu Lukaku. The referee shows Daniel Fox a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Steven Reid.
James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana. Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
The ball is delivered by Romelu Lukaku.
Shot by Gaston Ramirez from outside the box goes over the net.
A cross is delivered by Adam Lallana.
Gaston Ramirez takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by James Morrison.
Romelu Lukaku delivers the ball, Artur Boruc makes a save.
Morgan Schneiderlin fouled by Graham Dorrans, the ref awards a free kick. Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
Jay Rodriguez has a curled shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Adam Lallana sends in a cross.
Romelu Lukaku takes a shot. Artur Boruc makes a save.
Jack Cork leaves the field to be replaced by Gaston Ramirez.
Graham Dorrans takes the outswinging corner, Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Blocked by Maya Yoshida.
Effort on goal by Shane Long from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
The ball is crossed by Adam Lallana.
A cross is delivered by Adam Lallana, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
Claudio Yacob gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana. Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Dorrans, clearance made by Rickie Lambert.
The ball is crossed by Romelu Lukaku, Maya Yoshida manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Claudio Yacob takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune by Nathaniel Clyne. Graham Dorrans takes the direct free kick.
Shane Long is ruled offside. Artur Boruc takes the indirect free kick.
Claudio Yacob gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez. Claudio Yacob is booked. Strike comes in from Rickie Lambert from the free kick.
James Morrison delivers the ball.
The ball is sent over by Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a comfortable save.
Shot by Nathaniel Clyne. Ben Foster makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, Ben Foster makes a comfortable save.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
Drilled right-footed shot by Jay Rodriguez. Blocked by Claudio Yacob.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line to the near post, Ben Foster makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Nathaniel Clyne. Daniel Fox delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune by Jos Hooiveld results in a free kick. Jos Hooiveld is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. A cross is delivered by Graham Dorrans, Effort from deep inside the area by Jonas Olsson misses to the right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Dorrans.
Daniel Fox takes the inswinging corner, Foul by Rickie Lambert on Gareth McAuley, free kick awarded. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Daniel Fox from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
A cross is delivered by Rickie Lambert, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
Morgan Schneiderlin challenges Graham Dorrans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Steven Davis, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox, clearance by Claudio Yacob.
Centre by Jay Rodriguez, blocked by Steven Reid.
Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortune on Maya Yoshida, free kick awarded. Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
Shot by Romelu Lukaku. Save by Artur Boruc.
Rickie Lambert delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jay Rodriguez goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Steven Davis produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Rickie Lambert goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The official flags Graham Dorrans offside. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Lallana on Liam Ridgewell. Liam Ridgewell restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Adam Lallana, clearance by Claudio Yacob.
The official flags Romelu Lukaku offside. Jos Hooiveld takes the free kick.
Shot from 18 yards by Morgan Schneiderlin. Blocked by Claudio Yacob.
Jay Rodriguez produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Artur Boruc makes a save.
Marc-Antoine Fortune finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 0-1 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from Romelu Lukaku.
Outswinging corner taken by Graham Dorrans.
Shot from 12 yards from Romelu Lukaku. Artur Boruc makes a save.
Romelu Lukaku is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Dorrans, Artur Boruc makes a save.
The ball is sent over by James Morrison, blocked by Nathaniel Clyne.
Liam Ridgewell challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Clyne.
Adam Lallana produces a cross, Ben Foster makes a save.
Ward-Prowse only absentee for Saints
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from when he welcomes West Brom to St Mary's for the Barclays Premier League clash.
Only midfielder James Ward-Prowse, who suffered an unspecified knock in an Under-21 fixture against the Baggies earlier in the week, is absent.
Forward Guly do Prado returns to the squad after missing the trip to Swansea through illness, while full-back Luke Shaw will be pushing for a recall.
A win for Southampton against the Baggies would take them on to 42 points for the season and almost secure another season in the top flight.
But Maya Yoshida wants the team to look at those sides above them and aim to finish as high as possible rather than worry about the scrap for survival below.
"If we get one more point or three points we are almost safe but I think we should put more focus on higher targets," he said. "Don't look at what is under us but look up.
"Many players have signed new contracts like Rickie Lambert, Adam [Lallana], [Artur] Boruc - and if we keep the same players and get new players [in the summer] we will have a big opportunity to get more points and have big ambitions."
West Brom will be without captain Chris Brunt.
The Northern Ireland midfielder picked up a knee injury in the draw with Newcastle and has not recovered in time to feature at St Mary's, but defender Billy Jones should be available despite suffering a gash to his leg against the Magpies.
Peter Odemwingie is fit again after a knee problem while midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu serves the final games of a three-match suspension.
Steve Clarke believes combating the aggressionPochettino has brought to Southampton will be key if West Brom are to get a result at St Mary's on Saturday.
While eighth-placed West Brom have stumbled slightly in recent weeks, winning just one of their last six games, Southampton have moved ever closer to Premier League survival by going unbeaten over the same period.
The appointment of Pochettino following the dismissal of Nigel Adkins, who had led the south-coast club to consecutive promotions, was not universally popular with Saints' fans.
But he has delivered during his three months at the helm, notably with wins over Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Southampton are eight points above the drop zone after their goalless draw at Swansea, compared to the three they were clear when Adkins was relieved of his duties.
And Clarke believes Pochettino has given the Saints a hard edge.
He said: "He (Pochettino) has done well. It is difficult to come in and pick things up halfway through the league season.
"He has got a good group of players and earlier in the season when Nigel was there they played good football.
"I think at that stage the players were searching to find their feet in the Premier League.
"The change of manager has coincided with them finding their feet in the league. They play good football, they are attractive - certainly at home they are dangerous. It is a difficult game for us.
"His team has been a bit more aggressive - something we have spoken about this week and something we have to deal with. You will see the results on Saturday."
Southampton 0-3 West Brom: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
Baggies too strong for Saints
Referee Robert Madley had a Barclays Premier League debut to remember, dishing out three red cards as West Brom romped to a record-breaking 3-0 victory at Southampton.
Having made a rapid ascent up the leagues, the Yorkshireman was handed his maiden top-flight match at St Mary's - one many had expected to be a quiet affair.
How wrong they were, with Marc Antoine-Fortune opening the scoring in just the sixth minute after Saints failed to clear their lines.
Fortune helped the Baggies double their lead after the break, putting through the ever-impressive Romelu Lukaku to slot home past Artur Boruc.
Just three minutes later Fortune was sent off, having raised his hands to Gaston Ramirez after the Uruguayan had thrown an arm at Shane Long.
The Saints substitute was sent off for the incident and was joined in the dressing room seven minutes from time by team-mate Danny Fox, who was sent off for a nasty two-footed challenge on Steven Reid.
Long had already made it 3-0 by that point as West Brom set a new club record for Premier League matches won (14) and points gained (48), much to the delight of the bumper away crowd of 3,195.
Steve Clarke's side dominated from the outset and Reid played through Lukaku early on, forcing Boruc into action at his near post.
The Poland international could only turn the ball for a corner from which West Brom took a sixth-minute lead.
Graham Dorrans' set piece was nodded goalwards by Gareth McAuley and then Lukaku, allowing Fortune to bundle home from close range.
Fox attempted to hack the ball clear but there was to be no goal-line controversy at the ground at which Hawk-Eye did their testing, with the ball clearly crossing the line.
In truth, it was a poor goal to concede and typified a lacklustre start by the hosts.
After Morgan Schneiderlin, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez all had shots, West Brom came close to punishing more lax defending.
Fine team interplay saw the ball swept out wide to Lukaku, only for the Chelsea loanee to again be denied by Boruc.
Saints were looking devoid of ideas going forward and ropey at the back - a combination that was making it an uncomfortable afternoon for the home side.
Nathaniel Clyne had to be alert to thwart Long and only a dollop of good luck prevented West Brom netting a second before the half-hour mark.
Dorrans sent in a free-kick that found Jonas Olsson unmarked at the back-post, but his ball across the face of goal just evaded Lukaku.
Saints pulled themselves together for the remainder of the half but were unable to find an equaliser, with a powerful Nathaniel Clyne strike and Lambert free-kick the closest they came.
Lukaku was denied by Boruc late on for the visitors, whose midfielder Claudio Yacob was fortunate not to be sent off after clattering Adam Lallana moments after being booked.
Boos welcomed the half-time whistle as the home fans expressed their frustration with the performance of referee Madley.
Ramirez replaced Jack Cork when the teams returned, although Saints were still struggling to seriously threaten the Baggies goal.
It took 10 minutes for the hosts to seriously threaten a leveller, with a Clyne cross-shot hitting the crossbar.
Saints were still looking poor, though, and found themselves two goals behind in the 67th minute.
Fortune was allowed to turn far too easily and his through ball found Lukaku, who rounded Boruc before slotting home.
It was a fine assist by Fortune, whose afternoon was brought to a premature end three minutes later.
Upset by Ramirez's elbow to Long, the West Brom frontman pushed the Uruguayan in the face.
It led Madley to show Fortune a straight red card - something he also handed out to Ramirez.
With the sides both reduced to 10 men the game became more open, with a last-ditch Morgan Schneiderlin tackle the only thing stopping James Morrison making it 3-0.
West Brom would not be denied for long, though, with Long slotting home past Boruc after getting away from Jos Hooiveld.
Things went from bad to worse for the visitors seven minutes from time when Fox, playing in place of the injured Luke Shaw, was sent off for a terrible two-footed lunge on Reid.
Not since Portsmouth faced Sunderland in February 2010 has a Premier League match seen three cards - something that overshadowed a fine Baggies win.
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