Southampton climb to second after Fraser and Brooks punish West Brom

16 February 2024 22:35
Southampton moved back into the Championship’s automatic promotion places with an impressive 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion. Ryan Fraser and David Brooks scored as Russell Martin’s side returned to second, a point ahead of Leeds, in the race for an instant return to the Premier League.The visitors dominated for long spells and West Brom’s manager, Carlos Corberán, was sent off having kicked the ball while it was still in play. The hosts were, however, denied a penalty after a Jack Stephens handball as defeat halted a buoyant atmosphere at the Hawthorns given the presence of Florida-based Shilen Patel, who is poised to buy a 87.8% stake in West Brom’s parent company, with the takeover due to be rubber-stamped next week. The move will end the unhappy reign of Guochuan Lai and Patel was in the directors’ box to watch the hosts slip to a third home league defeat of the season. They remain fifth. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian