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  • Date:23 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St. Mary's Stadium
  • Attendance:27,598
Goal!

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The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2.47

The ball is sent over by Jason Davidson.

90:00 +1.52

Shane Long manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1.48

Corner taken by Chris Brunt.

90:00 +0.50

Maya Yoshida makes a clearance.

89:42

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

89:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dusan Tadic on Stephane Sessegnon.

88:13

Stephane Sessegnon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Saido Berahino.

87:01

Free kick taken by Maya Yoshida.

86:58

Brown Ideye challenges Maya Yoshida unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86:15

Jason Davidson sends in a cross.

85:21

Nathaniel Clyne delivers the ball.

83:57

Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Jack Cork results in a free kick.

83:52

Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.

82:55

Ryan Bertrand challenges Saido Berahino unfairly and gives away a free kick.

81:41

Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

80:11

Jack Cork restarts play with the free kick.

79:48

Foul by Craig Gardner on Jack Cork, free kick awarded.

79:24

The ball is sent over by Andre Wisdom.

78:15

Morgan Schneiderlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt.

77:04

James Ward-Prowse leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Cork.

75:44

Youssouf Mulumbu takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

75:37

Corner taken by Chris Brunt.

72:42

Shot by Brown Ideye. Fraser Forster blocks the effort with their feet .

72:03

Shot by Chris Brunt. Graziano Pelle gets a block in.

71:58

Jason Davidson restarts play with the free kick.

71:24

Jose Fonte concedes a free kick for a foul on Brown Ideye.

70:30

Saido Berahino takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

68:33

Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graziano Pelle.

67:57

Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.

67:50

Foul by Craig Gardner on Victor Wanyama, free kick awarded.

66:30

Clearance made by Andre Wisdom.

66:12

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Craig Gardner. Graziano Pelle gets a block in.

65:11

Nathaniel Clyne goes into the referee's book.

65:07

Unfair challenge on Jason Davidson by Nathaniel Clyne results in a free kick.

63:38

Ryan Bertrand fouled by Saido Berahino, the ref awards a free kick.

63:24

The ball is delivered by Saido Berahino.

62:16

Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Graziano Pelle, the ref awards a free kick.

60:48

Unfair challenge on Dusan Tadic by Saido Berahino results in a free kick.

60:06

Nathaniel Clyne takes the free kick.

59:53

Graham Dorrans challenges Nathaniel Clyne unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:07

Jason Davidson comes on in place of Sebastien Pocognoli.

58:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by James Ward-Prowse.

57:35

Header by Brown Ideye misses right.

56:53

Shot by Dusan Tadic. Save made by Ben Foster.

56:32

Ben Foster takes the free kick.

56:02

James Ward-Prowse concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Gardner.

54:42

Unfair challenge on Jose Fonte by Brown Ideye results in a free kick.

52:14

The ball is swung over by James Ward-Prowse.

51:44

Brown Ideye replaces Victor Anichebe.

50:32

Centre by Dusan Tadic.

46:11

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

45:30

The ball is delivered by Dusan Tadic.

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01

Shane Long comes on in place of Steven Davis.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1.44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis by Craig Gardner.

45:00 +0.30

The ball is crossed by Ryan Bertrand.

43:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama by Youssouf Mulumbu.

42:54

Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Graziano Pelle results in a free kick.

42:46

The referee blows for offside against Graziano Pelle.

41:17

The referee shows Chris Brunt a yellow card for time wasting.

41:11

Sebastien Pocognoli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis.

40:57

Maya Yoshida makes a clearance.

38:42

Dusan Tadic crosses the ball in from the free kick.

37:45

Chris Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Wanyama.

36:33

The ball is delivered by Ryan Bertrand.

36:03

Andre Wisdom makes a clearance.

34:49

Clearance made by Sebastien Pocognoli.

32:52

Clearance by Craig Dawson.

32:43

Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.

32:22

Graham Dorrans challenges Victor Wanyama unfairly and gives away a free kick.

31:18

Jose Fonte takes the free kick.

30:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama by Craig Gardner.

30:43

Dusan Tadic produces a cross.

28:11

Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded.

27:40

Graziano Pelle takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

25:56

Foul by Maya Yoshida on Victor Anichebe, free kick awarded.

24:51

Free kick taken by Youssouf Mulumbu.

24:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by Graziano Pelle.

24:00

Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick.

23:30

Sebastien Pocognoli fouled by Victor Wanyama, the ref awards a free kick.

22:41

The ball is delivered by Steven Davis.

22:19

Jose Fonte takes the free kick.

22:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Graziano Pelle.

21:00

Chris Brunt sends in a cross.

18:25

Ben Foster takes the free kick.

18:20

Sebastien Pocognoli fouled by Graziano Pelle, the ref awards a free kick.

15:46

Sebastien Pocognoli makes a clearance.

13:45

Graham Dorrans has an effort at goal. Blocked by Jose Fonte.

13:42

Andre Wisdom crosses the ball.

11:46

A cross is delivered by Dusan Tadic.

9:56

Corner from the left by-line taken by Graham Dorrans.

9:21

Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

8:04

Header by Graziano Pelle misses right.

7:42

James Ward-Prowse crosses the ball in from the free kick.

7:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Saido Berahino on Ryan Bertrand.

5:58

Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

5:30

Foul by James Ward-Prowse on Jonas Olsson, free kick awarded.

3:17

Chris Brunt produces a cross.

1:33

Clearance made by Nathaniel Clyne.

0:36

The official flags Victor Anichebe offside.

The referee starts the match.

Match Preview

Koeman taking nothing for granted Ronald Koeman is preparing for Saturday's meeting with West Brom with the same respect he had for Liverpool last weekend - insisting he has no 'big club' hang-ups. The Dutchman lost his first competitive match in charge of Saints when they slipped to a narrow 2-1 defeat at Anfield on Sunday and will be hoping to pick up a win in his maiden home game against the Baggies. Between now and a November 30 meeting with reigning Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City, only a visit to face Tottenham and former boss Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane sees Southampton face a team who finished above them last season. Games against newly-promoted Leicester and QPR also fall during that period, with West Brom the start of a healthy-looking run of fixtures for Koeman's side - but the former Feyenoord coach refuses to take anything for granted. "I think it is not good to speak about the big clubs," he said. "If you look back to the results in the first matches, all of them are very close. Arsenal only won in the last minute (against Crystal Palace). "What is a big team? The competition is very competitive and you have to play good and you have to be good to win against everybody. "Sometimes the name of the club means a lot but, between the lines, it can be difficult against everybody and you have to prepare yourself to play well against everybody." Many have tipped Southampton to struggle to replicate last season's best-ever eighth place finish given the sales of several key players. Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren all moved to Liverpool whilst Luke Shaw signed for Manchester United and Arsenal came in for Calum Chambers. But Koeman has re-invested much of that money and his new-look side were unfortunate to lose at Liverpool, with Daniel Sturridge scoring a 79th-minute winner for the hosts. Having come close to taking a point from last season's runners-up, Koeman believes his players will be able to draw on that experience. "It was frustrating," he said about the defeat. "I thought we played at a good level with an amazing second half and the result was not what we deserved. "It was good for the confidence because maybe everyone was afraid about how we would start the season. We showed our qualities and showed we are a team who can be very competitive against everybody. "We know this Saturday it will be different, maybe more difficult because everyone expects the same level at home and we have to dominate more than we did against Liverpool. The belief is in the team and in the players and everyone is ready for Saturday." Head coach Alan Irvine has warned West Brom that Southampton's summer fire sale has not torched the Saints' threat. They host the Baggies in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday after losing their opening game under Koeman, going down 2-1 at Liverpool. But Irvine has told his side the Saints, who have spent B#10.9million on Dusan Tadic from FC Twente and B#8million on Graziano Pelle from Feyenoord, are still dangerous. "Having been at Anfield last Sunday and watched how well they played and watched how many chances they were able to create at a really difficult place I think they can more than survive," he said. "I think they could have a very good season. They have spent the money very wisely and replaced very good players with very good players. "I was very impressed with how they played at Anfield. Not many teams go to Anfield and make it go quiet but that certainly happened during periods of the game. "They deserved something out of the game last week and I believe it will be a very tough place for teams to go this season." Koeman has replaced Lambert with former Baggie Shane Long in a B#12million deal from Hull. The Republic of Ireland striker only joined Hull from Albion in January, scoring four goals in 15 games, and Irvine is aware of his threat. He said: "He's a very good player for a start and is going to be an important player for them, sometimes former players come back to haunt you. "We have just got to make sure if Shane does play from the start that we are ready to cope with the threat." James Morrison and Joleon Lescott have resumed training but are not fit after knee injuries while new signing Georgios Samaras is not in the squad after signing on Friday. Irvine added: "The good news is when we started training on Thursday, every player in the squad was there. That included Joleon, though he only did the first part of the session which is what was planned for him and then went and joined the fitness coach."

Formation:4231Manager: Ronald Koeman

Southampton

Formation: 4411Manager: Alan Irvine

West Brom

  • Fraser Forster
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Jose Fonte
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Steven Davis
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Graziano Pelle
  • SUBS
  • Kelvin Davis
  • Florin Gardos
  • Shane Long
  • Saphir Taider
  • Jack Cork
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Lloyd Isgrove

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Match Report

Form Guide

    L
  • Southampton
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • D

Last Meetings

  • Southampton
  • 1 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 11/01/2014
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 17/08/2013
  • Southampton
  • 0 - 3
  • West Brom
  • 27/04/2013
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 0
  • Southampton
  • 05/11/2012
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 0
  • Southampton
  • 22/02/2005
  • Southampton
  • 2 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 06/11/2004

Top Scorers

Southampton

  • N Clyne 1

West Brom

  • S Berahino 1

Goals

Southampton

    • Total goals 3
    • Goals per game 1
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 4
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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