Southampton 0-0 West Brom: Stalemate at St Mary's

Southampton 0 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

    Ref: Roger East
    Attendance: 27,598

    Southampton Football Club

    Southampton and West Bromwich Albion drew 0-0 on Saturday afternoon.

    It was honours shared at St Mary's on Saturday afternoon as Southampton and West Bromwich Albion played out a goalless draw.

    Chances were at a premium with only four shots on target in the whole match, two apiece.  While the home side had the majority of the ball, with 58% possession compared with West Brom's 42%.

    The visitors can be proud of their defensive performance and will no doubt go back to The Hawthorns happy with their day's work.  But it could have been even better had summer signing Brown Ideye put away a good chance.

    Instead Fraser Forster saved for Ronald Koeman's men, who will need to be far more effective in front of goal in the months ahead.

    A fine opening weekend performance against Liverpool suggested the Saints were on for a good season.  But today's performance was rather less eye-catching.  

     

     

    Statistics

    Southampton

    West Bromwich Albion

    Possession

    57.6%
    42.4%

    Shots on target

    Total shots

    Team Lineups

    Southampton

    • Fraser Forster
    • Nathaniel Clyne
    • Maya Yoshida
    • Jose Fonte
    • Ryan Bertrand
    • Morgan Schneiderlin
    • Victor Wanyama
    • Dusan Tadic
    • James Ward-Prowse
    • Steven Davis
    • Graziano Pellè

    Substitutes

    • Saphir Taïder
    • Florin Gardos
    • Kelvin Davis
    • Jos Hooiveld
    • Lloyd Isgrove
    • Shane Long
    • Jack Cork

    West Bromwich Albion

    • Ben Foster
    • Craig Dawson
    • Jonas Olsson
    • Sébastien Pocognoli
    • Andre Wisdom
    • Craig Gardner
    • Saido Berahino
    • Chris Brunt
    • Youssuf Mulumbu
    • Graham Dorrans
    • Victor Anichebe

    Substitutes

    • Chris Baird
    • Brown Ideye
    • Claudio Yacob
    • Stéphane Sessegnon
    • Gareth McAuley
    • Boaz Myhill
    • Jason Davidson

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