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August 17, 2013 4:00 PM SAST
The Hawthorns — West Bromwich
Referee:‬ K. Friend‎
Attendance:‬ 25927‎
 
 
Rickie Lambert 90′ (PG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Brom 0-1 Southampton

The visitors started the first half the brightest and saw a goal from Lallana chalked out for offside, but Lambert continued his fine week with a winning penalty at the death

By Tom Davis

  • Ben Foster
    0
    1
    3.00

    Ben Foster

    The 30-year-old could perhaps challenge Joe Hart for the right to be England's first-choice keeper after his blunder against Scotland, yet was nearly at fault himself after a backpass nearly decieved him. Otherwise a solid performance.

  • Jonas Olsson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonas Olsson

    Still has some way to go if he wants to re-capture his form from two seasons ago, but was steady enough in a reasonably comfortable game.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    0
    0
    3.00

    Liam Ridgewell

    Solid display at left-back from the former Birmigham City man and whipped in a tantalising cross in the first half only to see nobody meet the end of it.

  • Gareth McAuley
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gareth McAuley

    The defender really came into his own last season winning fans and players Player of the Year. Stood up well to the Saints attack and read the game well.

  • Billy Jones
    1
    0
    3.50

    Billy Jones

    Another consistant performance from the right-back, working hand and showing agression. Nearly provided an assist for James Morrison on 65 minutes after firing a cross into the box, only to see his shot blocked from yards out.

  • Claudio Yacob
    0
    0
    3.00

    Claudio Yacob

    Struggled at times against the opposing midfield with one or two late tackles in the first-half, but grew into the game during the second.

  • James Morrison
    0
    0
    3.00

    James Morrison

    The Scotland midfielder was a threat in attack, firing an effort from distance in the first half and seeing his shot in the box blocked at close range.

  • Graham Dorrans
    1
    0
    2.50

    Graham Dorrans

    Didn't stand out enough in midfield although the team as a whole failed to keep hold enough of the ball in the first half.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    1
    0
    3.00

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    The defensive midfielder was a solid presence sitting just ahead of the back-four - probably the most accomplished of midfielders on the day. Named man of the match by sponsors at the ground but later gave away the winning penalty.

  • Shane Long
    0
    0
    2.50

    Shane Long

    His cheeky back-heel attempt on goal was about the most we saw from him, but the Ireland striker put in another good shift up front, chasing loose balls and making runs.

  • Nicolas Anelka
    1
    0
    2.50

    Nicolas Anelka Flop of the Match

    Had a quiet start to his return to the Premier League and looked slow to the ball at times. Replaced in the second half by Marcus Rosenberg.

Substitutions

  • Markus Rosenberg
    0
    0

    Markus Rosenberg

    Came on as a late substitute for Anelka.

  • Artur Boruc
    0
    0
    3.00

    Artur Boruc

    The former Celtic man didn't get off to the best of starts when awkwardly punching James Morrison's header away for a needless corner. Redeemed himself with a fine save in the dying minutes.

  • Dejan Lovren
    3
    0
    3.00

    Dejan Lovren

    Impressive debut for the defender and put in a well-timed tackle on Anelka inside the box during the second half. Didn't have too much to contend with, making this a comfortable debut.

  • Jose Rocha Fonte
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jose Rocha Fonte

    Didn't have too much to deal with in defence despite an improved second-half performance from the home side.

  • Luke Shaw
    1
    0
    3.00

    Luke Shaw

    The young left-back was an injury doubt beforehand but pulled through and seemed at ease. An early run and shot inside the opening minutes showed his quality going forwards.

  • Morgan Schneiderlin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Morgan Schneiderlin

    Last year's Player of the Season was solid again in midfield and put in another tireless performance.

  • Victor Wanyama
    3
    1
    3.00

    Victor Wanyama

    The club's record-signing from Celtic helped bolster the Saints' midfield against one of last seasons' most under-valued midfield partnerships in Yacob and Mulumbu, allowing his teammates to join the attack.

  • James Ward-Prowse
    2
    0
    3.50

    James Ward-Prowse Top of the Match

    One of three teenagers in the Saints' starting eleven, the midfielder hit a stinging shot from distance early on that showed intent. Impressed in the middle of the park and looked more mature than his years suggest, although his delivery from set-pieces was hit and miss.

  • Adam Lallana
    1
    0
    3.00

    Adam Lallana

    The club captain thought he opened the scoring with a tap-in at the far post but was controversially ruled as offside, despite replays showing the non-active Rodriguez to be the only player in an offside position.

  • Calum Chambers
    3
    0
    3.00

    Calum Chambers

    The 18-year-old right back signed a new four-year deal this summer after being told he will be in the first team squad next season and he started here on his debut in place of the injured Clyne. Coped well and joined in with the attack on occasions.

  • Rickie Lambert
    3
    0
    2.50

    Rickie Lambert

    Fresh from his heroic performance against Scotland earlier this week, the striker was unusually quiet in attack. Provided a header to set up Lallana for a goal ruled offside. Given the captains armband after Lallana's substitution and scored the winner.

  • Jay Rodriguez
    2
    0
    2.50

    Jay Rodriguez

    A hard worker in both attack and defence, if unspectacular. Replaced with just over ten minutes of regular time to play.

Substitutions

  • G. Ramírez
    1
    0
    2.50

    G. Ramírez

    The midfielder featured for Uruguay earlier this week in a clash with Japan, hence his role from the bench today. He replaced Lallana on 70 minutes.

  • Jack Cork
    1
    0

    Jack Cork

    Came on for Ward-Prowse with minutes remaining.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
LFC
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
LFC
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0