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  • Date:17 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:25,927
  • Lambert - pen (89)
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93:10 +3.10

Jack Cork joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Ward-Prowse.

92:38 +2.38

Unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Rickie Lambert results in a free kick.

91:55 +1.55

Calum Chambers makes a clearance.

90:50 +0.50

Billy Jones heads at goal. Artur Boruc turns it away with a finger tip save.

90:45 +0.45

The ball is sent over by James Morrison.

90:39 +0.39

Graham Dorrans restarts play with the free kick.

90:34 +0.34

James Ward-Prowse concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Olsson.

89:11

Rickie Lambert scores a penalty. West Brom 0-1 Southampton.

88:03

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Luke Shaw, Penalty awarded.

87:50

Gaston Ramirez takes the free kick.

87:42

Gaston Ramirez fouled by Claudio Yacob, the ref awards a free kick.

86:28

James Morrison takes the free kick.

85:40

Morgan Schneiderlin challenges James Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:03

Corner taken by Gaston Ramirez from the left by-line.

82:40

Markus Rosenberg on for Nicolas Anelka.

81:42

Youssouf Mulumbu is penalised for a handball.

80:52

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte.

79:39

Youssouf Mulumbu restarts play with the free kick.

79:34

Gaston Ramirez concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicolas Anelka.

78:05

Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.

77:47

Steven Davis replaces Jay Rodriguez.

77:16

Clearance by Luke Shaw.

75:16

Billy Jones is cautioned.

75:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Jones on Jay Rodriguez.

73:52

Clearance by Calum Chambers.

73:12

Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

71:32

Clearance made by Billy Jones.

70:32

A cross is delivered by Jay Rodriguez.

69:55

Shane Long fouled by Calum Chambers, the ref awards a free kick.

69:17

Adam Lallana goes off and Gaston Ramirez comes on.

68:39

Claudio Yacob makes a clearance.

65:41

James Ward-Prowse manages to make a clearance.

65:39

Calum Chambers manages to make a clearance.

65:36

A cross is delivered by Billy Jones.

65:27

Clearance made by Luke Shaw.

64:48

James Morrison takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jay Rodriguez gets a block in.

64:45

Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick.

64:25

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick.

63:52

Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.

61:10

Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

60:14

Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick.

59:35

Graham Dorrans manages to make a clearance.

59:19

Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

58:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Jones on Dejan Lovren.

57:32

Centre by Calum Chambers.

56:34

Liam Ridgewell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

55:47

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell.

55:10

The ball is crossed by Shane Long.

54:54

Shot by Shane Long. Jose Fonte gets a block in.

54:15

Graham Dorrans restarts play with the free kick.

53:59

Morgan Schneiderlin challenges Claudio Yacob unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53:20

Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Jay Rodriguez results in a free kick.

52:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Rickie Lambert.

52:18

Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

51:44

Foul by Adam Lallana on Gareth McAuley, free kick awarded.

51:43

Billy Jones makes a clearance.

51:37

Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

50:47

Header at goal by Rickie Lambert misses left of the target.

50:44

James Ward-Prowse produces a cross.

49:30

Shane Long manages to make a clearance.

49:04

Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

48:13

Liam Ridgewell fouled by Jose Fonte, the ref awards a free kick.

48:10

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

46:42

Clearance made by Luke Shaw.

46:31 +1.31

Free kick taken by Claudio Yacob.

46:14 +1.14

Unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Victor Wanyama results in a free kick.

46:12

Claudio Yacob takes the free kick.

46:03

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

45:55 +0.55

Clearance by Jose Fonte.

45:18

Clearance made by Jose Fonte.

45:14 +0.14

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

44:28

Luke Shaw takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Foster parries the effort to safety.

43:42

Calum Chambers crosses the ball.

41:53

Unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson by Adam Lallana results in a free kick.

41:50

Adam Lallana makes a clearance.

38:29

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

36:36

Graham Dorrans restarts play with the free kick.

36:13

Claudio Yacob fouled by Victor Wanyama, the ref awards a free kick.

35:45

Graham Dorrans has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.

33:48

Clearance made by Claudio Yacob.

33:46

The ball is sent over by Rickie Lambert.

32:45

The ball is delivered by Calum Chambers.

31:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Rickie Lambert.

30:58

Nicolas Anelka concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Wanyama.

30:11

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

29:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Jay Rodriguez.

28:24

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

27:49

Clearance made by Youssouf Mulumbu.

27:44

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

27:10

Adam Lallana fouled by Claudio Yacob, the ref awards a free kick.

26:06

Claudio Yacob challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:31

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell.

24:37

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot.

24:32

Free kick crossed by Graham Dorrans.

23:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Adam Lallana.

22:04

Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.

21:20

The ball is sent over by Jay Rodriguez.

20:03

Unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Rickie Lambert results in a free kick.

19:59

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

19:46

A cross is delivered by Luke Shaw.

19:05

Adam Lallana takes a shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.

19:04

Rickie Lambert has an effort at goal. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

18:33

Claudio Yacob concedes a free kick for a foul on Rickie Lambert.

15:33

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans.

14:40

Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

13:27

James Ward-Prowse takes a shot. Ben Foster parries the ball away.

12:37

Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.

12:35

Free kick taken by Youssouf Mulumbu.

12:11

Adam Lallana challenges Claudio Yacob unfairly and gives away a free kick.

11:26

Clearance made by Jay Rodriguez.

10:52

James Morrison takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

8:51

Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse.

7:52

Clearance by Billy Jones.

7:00

Jay Rodriguez takes a weak shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

6:51

Victor Wanyama takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

6:24

Graham Dorrans makes a clearance.

6:22

A cross is delivered by Calum Chambers.

5:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dejan Lovren on Shane Long.

4:57

Jose Fonte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley.

4:11

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

3:41

Clearance made by Liam Ridgewell.

2:50

Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.

2:25

Shane Long has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

1:35

Clearance by James Ward-Prowse.

0:59

Clearance by James Morrison.

Match Preview

Clarke thinks Baggies will improve West Brom boss Steve Clarke has been reluctant to talk about specific targets ahead of the new campaign but is optimistic his team can be even "better and stronger" than they were in his impressive first season in charge. Clarke took over as Albion head coach in June 2012 and the club continued on the upward trajectory they had been on for the past few years, securing an eighth-placed finish last term. As the 49-year-old is concerned, he is heading into the new campaign enhanced by the lessons of last season and full of belief that his team can improve again. "I'm not sure I understand second season syndrome - it is another phrase the media uses," Clarke said at a press conference to preview West Brom's campaign-opening league clash with Southampton at The Hawthorns. "For me, this is about trying to emulate what we did last season - to be a team that is positive and tries to win football matches. "The more we can win, the more points we will get and with that follows the success for the club. That is all you can do. "I don't sit here and worry about the fact it is the second season. I have learned some lessons from last year and hopefully I can put them into practice this year and you'll see a better and stronger West Bromwich Albion." Clarke's new additions this summer are strikers Nicolas Anelka and Matej Vydra and defender Diego Lugano, and he hopes to bring in two or three more players, including Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair. Asked about specific league targets, Clarke said: "I think it is always dangerous to set targets too early. "The first target is to try to win on Saturday. I know it is boring, but that is the only way it can be." Anelka, scorer of seven pre-season goals for Albion since joining in July, is set to make his competitive debut while Vydra and Lugano could also be involved. Wantaway frontman Peter Odemwingie has trained apart from the first-team this summer and seems certain not to get a look in, while midfielders Zoltan Gera and George Thorne (both knee) are not yet ready for selection after their injuries. Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin believes the new season will see an improvement in Southampton's play as manager Mauricio Pochettino has been able to establish his own blueprint for success during pre-season. Pochettino replaced Nigel Adkins as manager at St Mary's in January and won plaudits for theattacking style of play he introduced as he guided Saints to a 14th-placed finish on their return to the Barclays Premier League. But former France Under-21 international Schneiderlin feels a whole summer on the south coast has allowed Pochettino to fully introduce his own footballing philosophy in to the squad. "It is a massive thing," he said. "Last year we changed the way we played straightaway but we couldn't really work on the special things because we didn't really have time to do it. "This year we have had two months to know exactly what he wanted from us and to work on the specific things and now I think we are going to be better with and without the ball." The coming campaign brings great optimism amongst everyone involved with Saints as heavy summer investment in defender Dejan Lovren and midfielder Victor Wanyama means striving for a better finish by May should be more achievable. "I can't say a target - we want to finish as high as possible," Schneiderlin said. "The first couple of games are going to give us a good idea of what we can do and we want to take it game by game and finish as high as possible." Pochettino could be without two of his first-choice full-backs for the trip. Both Nathaniel Clyne and Luke Shaw are struggling with knocks picked up in the latter stages of pre-season but could yet feature. Shaw (knee) is the most likely of the two youngsters to be involved with Clyne still recovering from a problem he picked up in Austria.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Clarke

West Brom

Formation: 433Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Southampton

  • Ben Foster
  • Billy Jones
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • James Morrison
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Nicolas Anelka
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Goran Popov
  • Markus Rosenberg
  • Chris Brunt
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Matej Vydra
  • Craig Dawson
  • Saido Berahino

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