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

Southampton looked to continue their climb up the BPL table as they hosted West Brom in a Round 22 match.

  • 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.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]

2 - James Ward-Prowse has scored more goals today (2) than he had in his previous 92 Premier League appearances for Southampton. Brace.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 16, 2016

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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.

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