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It’s a very comfortable win for Southampton in the end, who score four at home having never scored more than two all season.

Broja led the charge up top, causing the Brentford defence havoc all game long, and Ward-Prowse ran the show from midfield with an imperious display.

The visitors however were disappointing and offered precious little bar Janet’s clean strike.

Starting Line Up:


(5-3-2): Fraser Forster; Romain
Perraud, Mohammed Salisu, Lyanco, Nathan Tella,
Jan Benarek; Ibrahima Diallo, Oriol Romeu, James
Ward-Prowse; Nathan Redmond, Armando Broja.

SUBS: Adam Armstrong, Shane Long, Jack
Stephens, Thierry Small, Che Adams, Dynel Simeu,
Stuart Armstrong, Kgagelo Chauke, Willy Caballero.


(3-5-2): Alvaro Fernandez; Kristoffer
Ajer, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock; Christian
Norgaard, Shandon Baptiste, Vitaly Janelt, Mads
Roerslev Rasmussen, Sergi Canos; Ivan Toney,
Bryan Mbeumo.

SUBS: Yoane Wissa, Marcus Forss, Mathias Jensen, Finley Stevens, Saman Ghoddos, Mads Bidstrup, Mads Bech Sorensen, Dominic Thompson, Jonas.



Ward-Prowse delivers a beautifully weighted corner into the near post, and Bednarek flicks it into the far corner with a deft header. The keeper had no chance with that. 1-0

What a goal!  Mbuemo races down the right and whips in a delicious cross from the byline. Janelt waits for the ball to come across his body and steers the ball into the far corner with a crisp volley from inside the box. 1-1.

Southampton lead again!  The ball is headed out from a corner towards Diallo, who strikes the ball on the bounce from just outside the box. It clatters the inside of the post and rebounds off Fernandez’s right arm into the back
of the net. 2-1.

Out of nowhere Southampton double their lead! Romeu picks up a loose ball in his half and threads a beautiful through-ball to Broja. The striker is clean through with only the keeper to beat and keeps his composure to slot it into the far corner. 3-1.

Adams has scored with his first contribution, A long ball is thumped downfield by Diallo, and Adams takes one touch to bring the ball down, and a second to prod it past the goalkeeper. What an impact. 4-1

What’s Next for Southampton and Brentford?

Southampton now focuses their attention on their match against the Wolves on Saturday, whereas Brentford has to prepare for a tough week in which they travel to Anfield, before facing Manchester United.

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