SOU vs WBA
Highlights: Saints 1-2 West Brom
Watch highlights from Southampton's 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
90 in 90: Saints 1-2 West Brom
Watch our 90-second highlights from Southampton's game against West Bromwich Albion.
Gallery: Southampton 1-2 West Brom
View our images from Southampton's narrow defeat to the Baggies at St Mary's.
Long wanted to take his chance
Shane Long hopes his header against West Bromwich Albion will kick-start his season.
Matchday Uncovered: Saints vs West Brom
Go behind the scenes of Southampton's game against West Brom with the latest episode of Matchday Uncovered.
Video: Puel on Baggies loss
Claude Puel reflects on Southampton's loss to West Bromwich Albion.
Long: Equaliser killed us
Shane Long felt that West Bromwich Albion’s leveller just before half time was the turning point against West Brom.
Video: Tadić on defeat to West Brom
Dušan Tadić on Southampton's defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
Puel: We are in a difficult period
Claude Puel says Southampton are in a difficult period, after defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
Tadić: We needed to show more courage
Dušan Tadić felt Southampton needed to show more courage against West Bromwich Albion.
Saints beaten by West Brom
Southampton fall to defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion.
Davis: Two huge games in three days
Steven Davis looks ahead to the games against West Brom and Everton
Cédric expecting tough West Brom test
Cédric says he is expecting a typically tough test from West Bromwich Albion when they visit St Mary’s
Davis: West Brom will be just as tough
Steven Davis expects a different, but just as difficult, test when West Bromwich Albion visit St Mary's.
Puel: We must be at our best offensively
Claude Puel has highlighted West Bromwich Albion's defensive qualities ahead of Saturday's game.
It’s always difficult at St Mary’s, says Pulis
Tony Pulis is anticipating a reaction from Southampton when West Brom arrive on the south coast this weekend.
Puel hopes to end year on a high
Claude Puel hopes to end the year with a positive result against West Brom.
Match Preview: Saints vs West Brom
Check out our in-depth match preview as Southampton prepare to take on West Brom
Video: Puel looks ahead to West Brom
We speak to Claude Puel ahead of Southampton's clash with West Bromwich Albion.
Cédric: Ward-Prowse is an intelligent player
Cédric hails midfielder James Ward-Prowse after he recently clocked up 150 Saints appearances.
Davis: Dust ourselves down and go again
Southampton's Steven Davis keen for a quick response against West Bromwich Albion.
Video: Davis previews West Brom clash
Steven Davis looks ahead to Southampton's clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's.
Puel: Two very important fixtures
Sitting a place above one and a place below the other, Claude Puel highlights the importance of the next two games.
Press Conference (Part Two): Puel on Baggies clash
Watch the second part of Claude Puel's pre-West Bromwich Albion press conference.
SOU vs WBA As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints reduced to ten men in closing stages as Van Dijk sees red
- Hal Robson-Kanu put Albion in front
- Matt Phillips leveled for the Baggies just before half time
- Shane Long headed Saints 1-0 up
Defeat for Saints
The hosts are beaten by West Brom, with Saints also reduced to ten men in the closing stages. Full report and reaction to come on southamptonfc.com16.53
Southampton 1-2 West Bromwich Albion16.52
Rodriguez denied by Dawson
The striker is put through by Boufal and Craig Dawson makes a vital block to deny a shot on target.
Four minutes to be added
Stoppage time allocated.
Red Card for Virgil Van (Southampton)
Van Dijk sees red for a second yellow card after a challenge on Rondon.
McQueen keeps move alive
The youngster brings down a ball at the far post to win a corner for the hosts, which is then cleared.
Pressure from Saints
Romeu chases down Foster's clearance, and the ball bounces back off the Spaniard and narrowly wide of the goal.
Yellow Card for Sofiane Boufal (Southampton)
Boufal into the book for a foul on Yacob.
Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Cuco Martina
Final two substitutions made by Claude Puel.
Southampton substitution: Josh Sims replaces Dušan Tadić
Phillips shoots over
Matt Phillips goes for goal, but his effort goes well wide.
Tadić takes aim
The Serbian cuts in from the right shaping to cross and then shoots high and wide of Foster's goal.
West Bromwich Albion substitution: Salomón Rondón replaces Hal Robson-Kanu
Final change from the Baggies as their second goal scorer is replaced.
Saints search for a response
Boufal moves into a more central position, with Long playing out on the left as the hosts try to stretch the visitors' backline.
Morrison has header saved
The substitute gets a header on Matt Phillips' cross, but Forster pushes it away at the near post.
Early touch for Rodriguez
The striker gets a header on to Tadić's long ball forward, but the ball falls kindly for Foster.
West Bromwich Albion substitution: James Morrison replaces Nacer Chadli
A second change for the visitors.
Southampton substitution: Jay Rodriguez replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Saints make their first change of the game.
Yellow Card for Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion)
So close from Boufal!
The Saints man cuts inside to bend a shot narrowly wide of the right post.
Baggies in front
Robson-Kanu smashes a shot high into the net from Phillips' assist.
Hal Robson-Kanu (49’) | 1 – 2
Back under way
Saints immediately have some defending to do after the restart but clear their lines.
West Bromwich Albion substitution: James McClean replaces Allan-Roméo Nyom
Tony Pulis makes a change for the start of the second half.
Long finds the back of the net
The moment Shane Long's near post header put Saints 1-0 up.
Today's crowd at St Mary's is: 30,975 (including 1,374 away supporters)
Southampton 1-1 West Bromwich Albion
Saints twice denied in stoppage time
Højbjerg has close range effort blocked by Forster and the Baggies 'keeper gets back on his feet to keep out Boufal's header.
Nyom escapes punishment
The Albion full back puts a strong challenge in on Martina but the a;ready booked Nyom avoids a second yellow.
The Baggies winger finishes one-on-one with Forster into the bottom right corner.
Matt Phillips (43’) | 1 – 1
The former Baggies man heads in Dušan Tadić's corner at the near post. Well deserved.
Shane Long (40’) | 1 – 0
Yellow Card for Allan-Roméo Nyom (West Bromwich Albion)
The Baggies full back is cautioned for a foul on Martina.
Højbjerg fires wide
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg lets fly from range, but his effort is deflected wide off Chris Brunt .No corner given though.
Yellow Card for Virgil Van (Southampton)
The skipper goes into the book for a foul on Robson-Kanu.
"We've touched the ball"
Not much to sing about for the Baggies so far, but the travelling supporters are in good spirits.
McQueen shoots wide!
The full back sees his low drilled shot from the edge of the area fly narrowly past the right post. Good effort.
Another good move
Dušan Tadić this time takes the ball to the left byline, and sees his low cross deflected clear. Saints getting closer.
Brilliant from Boufal
The Moroccan dispossess Matt Phillips on the left side and then cuts inside to drill a low cross/shot into the area which goes narrowly past the post.
Shane Long goes up for an aerial challenge against his former club.
Albion apply pressure
Chadli chases down a Saints clearance and Robson-Kanu forces the ball off Yoshida.
Boufal strikes over
Sofiane Boufal receives the ball from just outside of the area, and hits a shot over the crossbar.
Ambitious from Tadić
Dušan Tadić takes aim from distance, but his high shot is gathered by Ben Foster.
Saints clear their lines
Forster punches a corner clear, with Van Dijk and Romeu taking care of the following defensive duties.
A strong possession based start to the contest from the hosts, who keep the ball well before Long's cross inside the area evades everyone. Good start by Saints.
Saints take kick-off
Steven Davis gets the game under way for the hosts.
Teams take to the pitch
The players are out at St Mary's as Saints prepare to take on West Brom.14.57
Let's end the year in style!
The players are in the tunnel ready to go for one last time in 2016, let's end on a high!14.55
Six changes for Saints
The suspended Nathan Remdond misses out, with Claude Puel making six changes to the team that started the defeat to Tottenham last time out.14.07
West Brom team news
Starting XI: Foster, Nyom, Evans, McAuley, Dawson, Yacob, Brunt, Fletcher (c), Chadli, Phillips, Robson-Kanu.
Subs: Myhill (GK), Morrison, Gardner, Rondon, McClean, Galloway, Leko14.06
Southampton team announced
Starting XI: Fortser, Martina, Yoshida, Van Dijk (c), McQueen, Romeu, Davis, Højbjerg, Boufal, Tadić, Long.
Subs: Taylor (Gk), Fonte, Rodriguez, Ward-Prowse, Reed, Bertrand, Sims.14.05
WEST BROM HAVE BEEN VERY SOLID DEFENSIVELY. IT'S GOING TO BE A DIFFICULT GAME AND WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO ADAPT QUICKLY.ORIOL ROMEUSOUTHAMPTON MIDFIELDER
Watch as the Southampton players meet with supporters and make their way into the dressing room at St Mary's.12.38
Davis on Baggies contest
Steven Davis gives his thoughts on today's clash following on from the midweek defeat to Tottenham.11.34
Saints prepare for Baggies
Watch footage from training at Staplewood Campus where Southampton get ready for today's game against West Bromwich Albion.11.20
Boufal feature in SAINTS
An exclusive feature interview with Sofiane Boufal is inside today's matchday magazine. Not at the game? Order a copy from saintsmagazines.co.uk11.17
IT'S ALWAYS DIFFICULT GOING DOWN TO ST MARY'S AND THEY'LL BE SMARTING A LITTLE BIT FROM THE OTHER NIGHT.TONY PULISWEST BROM HEAD COACH
I THINK WE ARE READY TO PLAY A GOOD GAME AND REACT AFTER THE DISAPPOINTMENT AGAINST TOTTENHAM.CLAUDE PUELSOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
Puel on West Brom test
Southampton boss Claude Puel looks ahead to this afternoon's game.10.56
SOU vs WBA Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Cuco MartinaJames Ward-Prowse (75′)
Virgil van Dijk (C)
Pierre-Emile HøjbjergJay Rodriguez (52′)
Dusan TadicJosh Sims (74′)
West Bromwich Albion
Ben Foster (GK)
NyomJames McClean (45′)
Darren Fletcher (C)
Nacer ChadliJames Morrison (53′)
Hal Robson-KanuSalomón Rondón (72′)
SOU vs WBA Match Stats
Shots on target13