Premier League Fixtures
Arsenal – Leicester City
Bournemouth – Sunderland
Chelsea – Tottenham
Liverpool – Aston Villa
Manchester City – Stoke City
Newcastle United – Crystal Palace
Swansea City – Norwich City
Watford – Manchester United
West Bromwich Albion – Southampton
West Ham – Everton
With everyone available to Terry Moore in his first Premier League match he is able to select a strong side. On the bench: Shane Long, Maya Yoshida, Victor Wanyama, Graziano Pelle, Jake McCarthy, Steven Davis and Emmanuel Mayuka.
West Bromwich Albion have gone for a 4-4-1-1 with a team of: Ben Foster(GK), Christian Gamboa(RB), Craig Dawson(CB), Joleon Lescott(CB), Maynorl Figueroa(LB), James Morrison(RM), Jonny Howson(CM), Darren Fletcher(CM), Chris Brunt(LM), Stephane Sessegnon(CAM), Saido Berahino(ST).
The premier league adventure starts here for both teams at The Hawthorns. With Southampton hoping for a Champions League spot and West Bromwich Albion hoping to build on their 13th place finish last year. The players will be playing in 15°C in front of a crowd of 25,746.
(00) Southampton kick off here.
(03) Tadic passes to Ward-Prowse who sees his shot saved by Foster.
(04) Disallowed Goal! Charlie Austin is played in by a great pass by Ward-Prowse and Austin coolly slots the ball into the corner of the net only to see the offside flag raised by the assistant referee.
(08) GOAL!! Charlie Austin seizes on a poor back pass by Gamboa to toe poke the ball past Foster.
(17) Yellow Card!! Bertrand is shown a yellow card for a trip on Berahino.
(21) Behrahino forces a top save out of Forster.
(29) GOAL!! Morgan Schniederlin scores Southampton’s second as he nicks the ball off the toe of Lescott and beats Foster at his near post. Another West Bromwich Albion mistake leading to a goal.
(32) Saido Berahino is played in and is only denied by a great reflex save from Forster.
(34) Yellow Card!! Michael Oliver reaches into his pocket and shows Howson a yellow for a trip on Tadic.
(38) A misjudgment of a long ball by Jose Fonte allows Behrahino in on goal again but this time he is denied by the post. Southampton got very lucky there he should have scored.
(HT) A good performance by both teams in the first half but it is Southampton who have taken their chances to give them a 2-0 lead.
(45) West Bromwich Albion get us back underway with only one change as Samaras replaces Sessegnon.
(60) GOAL!! Clyne beats his man and then manages to send a terrific ball into the box which is met by the head of Charlie Austin who anticipated the play well and gets his reward as he sees the net bulge from his powerful header.
(67) Substitution:A double substitution from West Brom as Gardner replaces Howson and Figueroa replaces Pocognoli.
(82) Yellow Card!! Fletcher is shown a yellow card for a trip on Tadic.
(87) Substitution:Sadio Mane makes his way to the bench and is replaced by Shane Long. Also Victor Wanyama is walking on to replace Yacob.
(89) Yellow Card!! Dawson goes down in the book for a kick out on Austin.
(FT) West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Southampton
A resounding win here from Southampton as they show their firepower to score three goals against an organised Tony Pulis’s West Bromwich Albion side. Goals for Charlie Austin (2) and Morgan Schniederlin. Assists from Nathaniel Clyne. Charlie Austin gets man of the match for his 2 goals.
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