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.[ 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.