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April 27, 2013 7:30 PM IST
St. Mary's Stadium — Southampton, Hampshire
Referee:‬ R. Madley‎
Attendance:‬ 31946‎
 
 
 
 
Shane Long 77′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Southampton 0-3 West Brom

Fortunue, Lukaku and Long all scored as the Baggies secured an efficient three points, with three players also seeing red as tempers spilled over boiling point after the break

By John Stammers at St Mary's Stadium

  • Artur Boruc
    2
    0
    3.00

    Artur Boruc

    Unfortunate to concede early on after making two brilliant saves in the build up. Saved well from Lukaku again shortly after the goal, and then once more just before the break. Finally beaten by Lukaku at the fourth time of asking for West Brom's second.

  • Nathaniel Clyne
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nathaniel Clyne

    Might have done better to clear the ball before the opening goal. Got forward well and saw a decent effort deflected over, before hitting the bar after the break. Should have got tighter for Lukaku's goal.

  • Maya Yoshida
    0
    0
    2.50

    Maya Yoshida

    Made some good interceptions but also misjudged a few headers. Out of position for Lukaku's third good chance, and then not tight enough for his goal.

  • Jos Hooiveld
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jos Hooiveld

    Allowed Lukaku in behind him for a great chance before the opener and then picked up a booking for tugging Fortune back after also getting the wrong side. Wasteful with the ball at his feet at times.

  • Daniel Fox
    0
    0
    2.00

    Daniel Fox

    Gave Lukaku far too much space for his second chance. Whipped dangerous set-pieces in, but also hit some wayward ones and also got a red card for a wild challenge late on.

  • Morgan Schneiderlin
    1
    1
    2.50

    Morgan Schneiderlin

    Tried to shift Saints from defence to attack at speed but sometimes left a lot of space in midfield. Anchored more after the break when Cork was withdrawn.

  • Steven Davis
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Davis

    His ball retention was good and he linked up well with other players, but didn't offer much of a threat to West Brom's defence.

  • Jack Cork
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jack Cork

    Worked tirelessly in the middle and broke up numerous attacks. Maybe passed sideways too much when Saints needed penetration. Sacrificed for the more attacking-minded Ramirez at the break.

  • Adam Lallana
    0
    0
    2.50

    Adam Lallana

    Showed some early trickery but his influence waned. Sent a few decent crosses into the box later in the first half. Brought off after the second goal.

  • Rickie Lambert
    0
    0
    2.50

    Rickie Lambert

    Went close with a free kick but wasn't able to get the ball down as much as normal against two solid centre-backs. Brought off late on.

  • Jay Rodriguez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jay Rodriguez

    Bright from the off and got Saints going once they went behind with some driving runs. Failed to create much, though.

Substitutions

  • Jose Rocha Fonte
    0
    0

    Jose Rocha Fonte

    Late replacement for Lambert.

  • G. Ramírez
    1
    4
    1.00

    G. Ramírez Flop of the Match

    Brought on to add flair to a slightly flat Saints display at the break but could only manage to get sent off for an elbow on Shane Long.

  • Emmanuel Mayuka
    1
    0
    2.50

    Emmanuel Mayuka

    Brought on in the second half after the second West Brom goal but had little impact.

  • Ben Foster
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ben Foster

    Had very little to do for the whole game but collected numerous crosses with confidence and organised his defence well.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    0
    0
    2.50

    Liam Ridgewell

    Beaten by Lallana's trickery a few times early on but had the better of him in the air.

  • Gareth McAuley
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gareth McAuley

    Helped limit Saints to very few chances with a dominant defensive display.

  • Jonas Olsson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonas Olsson

    Won his headers at the back and almost set-up Lukaku for a second at the other end.

  • Steven Reid
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Reid

    Solid at the back but could have offered more going forward.

  • James Morrison
    2
    0
    3.00

    James Morrison

    Involved in some nice flowing moves with some neat passing, and worked back well. Brought off in the second half.

  • Claudio Yacob
    0
    0
    2.50

    Claudio Yacob

    Protected the back four well but made some clumsy tackles, picking up a yellow card for one that led to Lambert going close with a free kick.

  • Graham Dorrans
    4
    1
    3.50

    Graham Dorrans Top of the Match

    Showed some neat touches to link up defence to attack and move his side forward. Added to the Baggies attack when waltzing forward.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    21
    0
    3.50

    Romelu Lukaku

    Forced the corner which led to the opening goal with a nice run and shot before winning a flick on to set Fortune up. Tested Boruc again soon after and probably should have done better before failing to beat the keeper for a third time before the break. Calmly rounded the keeper to finally net his goal and the Baggies' second.

  • Shane Long
    3
    0
    3.00

    Shane Long

    Had little impact on the game and fired wayward with a decent opening. Took his late goal well, though, but was brought off soon after it.

  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
    1
    0
    2.50

    Marc-Antoine Fortune

    Looked dangerous early on and got himself in the right place for the opener. Threw himself about in the air too. Played in Lukaku for the second goal but then got stupidly sent off for his reaction to Ramirez's elbow.

Substitutions

  • Jerome Thomas
    0
    0

    Jerome Thomas

    Replaced Lukaku late on.

  • Billy Jones
    0
    0
    2.50

    Billy Jones

    Came on for Morrison to sure up the back and make the points safe.

  • Markus Rosenberg
    0
    0

    Markus Rosenberg

    Late replacement for Long.

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