Southampton 3-0 West Bromwich Albion: Stingy Saints hold Baggies without shot on target

  • Two goals for James Ward-Prowse
  • Baggies had five shot attempts total
  • Saints move to 10th
  • Southampton sealed the capture of Charlie Austin, then picked up three points to go with their new striker.

    Saints got a pair of goals from James Ward-Prowse — one a stunning free kick — and Dusan Tadic added the dagger deep into the second half in a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at St. Mary;s on Saturday.

    Tenth-place Southampton has won two-straight, while the Baggies lost for the first time in four matches to sit eight points above the drop in 13th place.

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    An early foul allowed Saints to go up after just five minutes, with Ward-Prowse again showing off his dead ball leg, curling a shot over and around the wall to beat Boaz Myhill.

    And JWP made it 2-0 when Matt Targett drew a penalty in the Baggies’ area.

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    It was an even affair in terms of shot attempts, but West Brom failed to put a single shot on goal.

    Saints, however, were fairly clinical. Tadic added a tight-angled goal nine minutes after subbing on for Sadio Mane, and Southampton was on cruise control.