Premier League latest: West Brom v Southampton

Live text commentary as West Bromwich Albion beat bottom-of-the-table Southampton 2-0 in the Premier League.

5 November 2012 Last updated at 22:08 GMT

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  1. 2207: 

    So, that's all from our firework bonanza at the Hawthorns. It may not have been an absolute classic, but it didn't fizzle out altogether and West Brom are certainly on fire.

    It's Champions League time tomorrow night. Make sure you return for Phil Dawkes and co. Cheers.

  2. 2203: 

    West Brom goalscorer Peter Odemwingie: "This was a good response from a good team. We needed a bit of luck and it is simple, if you keep shooting you will score, we are happy with the three points."

  3. 2202: 

    West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster: "To bounce back from the last two difficult games where we lost like we did was superb and I felt we deserved the win. We have conceded some unlucky goals recently so it is great to get back to winning ways and also keep a clean sheet. It is a cliche but we are not getting carried away, we will take each game as it comes."

    Yes, that is a cliche Ben. Well done.

  4. 2201: 
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    Jamie from Wakefield on text: "Southampton have now conceded one less goal than Man City did all last season. 10 games in...can't see how they are not going down."

  5. 2159: 

    The Hawthorns - by the way - has yet to see an English goalscorer this season! This country...

  6. 2156: 

    The bottom three teams in the Premier League, Southampton, QPR and Reading, have now mustered just one win and 13 points between them after 10 rounds of games.

    I know Reading have only played nine games, but still, that's a pretty big gulf isn't it? West Ham, the third team to be promoted from the Championship alongside the Saints and the Royals, are relatively flying on 15 points.

  7. 2154: 
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    Tyrone Lewis on Twitter: "This scoreline shouldn't be so surprising? West Brom have been great this year and deserve to be 5th in the table."

    Glenn Tosek on Twitter: "Southampton look very, very out of their depth. The only way is down it seems so far."

  8. 2151: 

    So West Brom are up to fifth in the Premier League table. But that's the 10th defeat in 13 league and cup games for the Saints now. Even Mr Positive Nigel Adkins may struggle to put a brave face on this one.

  9. 2150: 
    FULL-TIME- West Brom 2-0 Southampton
  10. 2148: 
    GREAT SAVE!

    They keep plugging away, Southampton, and almost get a goal their efforts probably deserve. Rickie Lambert hangs in the air to win a header, Adam Lallana reads it well to bring it down but Ben Foster is off his line and smothers the shot with a big save. Into stoppage time now.

  11. 2145: 

    Southampton, to their credit, are continuing to dominate possession. They force a corner which Maya Yoshida heads wide - it's just not their night. Not for the first time this season.

  12. 2144: 

    We are into the last five minutes.

  13. 2143:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Hawthorns

    "It is just so easy for West Brom. Southampton need to work harder on the training pitch. West Brom have been the better team, they have looked strong and organised."

  14. 2142: 

    Romelu Lukaku almost gets in behind the Southampton defence, but his touch is not good enough to kill the long pass which expertly picks him out. Lukaku then sees a powerful shot blocked. He is a real handful.

  15. 2139: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    West Brom replace double goalscorer Peter Odemwingie with Marc-Antoine Fortune, while Southampton hand a debut to teenage left-back Luke Shaw - their youngest ever Premier League player. The new Gareth Bale?

  16. 2139: 
    PENALTY APPEAL

    Adam Lallana goes to ground under a challenge from Jonas Olsson - but referee Mark Halsey is uninterested. As is Lallana, to be honest.

  17. 2138: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Joe Watts on Twitter: "Trapattoni must be mad to constantly leave Shane Long out his Ireland side, he's such a talent."

    Nick Main on Twitter: "Steve Clarke - managerial appointment of the year?"

    Andrew Stokes on Twitter: "Can someone give Saints a quick shout and let them know they're losing? At times we are 2-0 down and cruising. No urgency."

  18. 2133: 
    CLOSE!

    Instant chance for Guly do Prado as well, as he gets across the front of his marker to meet Steven Davis's cross, but his header is poor and well off target.

    But this should be 3-0! Romelu Lukaku rips the fragile Saints backline in half with a powerful surge, before picking out Chris Brunt with a cracking cross. Brunt arrives on it at full pelt and smashes in a volley which goes back across goal but just wide. Lovely effort.

  19. 2133: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Double change for the Saints as Jay Rodriguez and Gaston Ramirez come off, to be replaced by Guly do Prado and Emmanuel Mayuka. A cosmopolitan attack if ever there was one.

  20. 2131: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Mark in Bury: "People are very quick to criticise Southampton's back 4 but Schneiderlin and Davis offer absolutely zero protection to them. Unlike Mulumbu for WBA who is one of the most underrated players in the league."

  21. 2131: 

    The game has gone into a lull now, the tempo has been sucked out by that second West Brom goal.

  22. 2129:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Hawthorns

    "You look at Southampton you can see why they are struggling. Defensively they struggle at times, they try and play the right way but they don't see the danger at the back. They are relying on Rickie Lambert, but they don't seem to have that x-factor in the final third that can unlock teams. I can't see where they will score enough goals and they will concede too many. On tonight's showing, they are my favourites to go down."

  23. 2129:  
    Gary Lineker, MOTD presenter

    on Twitter: "West Brom have been mightily impressive this season so far."

  24. 2128: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Despite that frustrating passage of play, Shane Long has had a good game and he gets a rousing reception as he is replaced by Romelu Lukaku. The on-loan Chelsea man has 20 minutes to impress.

  25. 2126: 

    The good and the bad of Shane Long. He shows great pace and strength to hold off his man on another counter attack, but then never gets his head up to play in a team-mate who is up on the overlap and Southampton are able to cut the ball out.

  26. 2125: 

    There's still time for Southampton to mount a comeback, but is there the belief? They have had 70% possession in this half, but not 70% of the chances.

  27. 2124: 
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    Shohidur Rahman on Twitter: "No matter how well Southampton play they will always concede. That's why they will get relegated."

  28. 2122: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Here comes one change for the hosts, as Chris Brunt comes on in place of Graham Dorrans. Brunt has been out injured, and is in possession of a left foot that firmly belongs in the 'wand' category.

    West Brom have been buoyed by that goal and look like adding to their score at every opportunity now.

  29. 2119: 

    Steve Clarke was readying two changes just before that second goal - I wonder if Shane Long or Peter Odemwingie were about to come off? It was a marvellous counter attack, and Southampton are in real trouble now.

  30. 2118:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Hawthorns

    "That is one of the goals of the weekend for me. Fantastic ball from Ridgewell and Long puts in a superb ball for Odemwingie to head home. Great goal and what a ball from Long."

  31. 2116: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-0 Southampton - Peter Odemwingie (60 mins)

    Well, that's me told. West Brom launch a perfect counter attack to double their lead. Shane Long chases a lost cause into the left channel, his pace gets him there, and he then puts in a magnificent cross which is the perfect weight for Peter Odemwingie to run on to and steer a header into the corner. Clinical counter.

  32. 2115: 

    West Brom force a couple of corners which Southampton manage to stoutly defend, but it's the visitors who are playing the more enterprising stuff since the break...

  33. 2111: 

    Jay Rodriguez is looking a threat in this half, he's playing wide out on the right and he and Nathaniel Clyne link up well again and fire in a low cross which is hacked away. It's a very open game.

  34. 2110: 

    Possibly the text of the season so far there from Ian...

  35. 2110: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Ian in Swiss Cottage on text: "I love Nigel Adkins, the most positive man on the planet. But let's be clear. With a defence this porous there is no way Soton will come back to win against the Baggies. If they do, I'll sit astride a bonfire with Catherine wheels in my hands singing 'when the saints go marching in'."

  36. 2107: 

    End-to-end stuff now. First Billy Jones pulls a cross behind his waiting strikers for West Brom, before opposing right-back Nathaniel Clyne cuts out the Albion defence with a brilliantly disguised pass, only to see Ben Foster out quickly to gather from in front of Gaston Ramirez.

  37. 2105:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Hawthorns

    "It is important Southampton do not concede an early second half goal because I would think that would be the final nail in the coffin."

  38. 2104: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK

    So close to an equaliser!

    Jay Rodriguez crosses from the right, it falls at the feet of Rickie Lambert after a ricochet and he cracks a lovely strike against the angle of post and crossbar. It was such a good hit, Ben Foster had no chance.

  39. 2101: 
    KICK-OFF- West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    The second half is back under way, with Peter Odemwingie apparently discussing his handball in the build-up to the goal with referee Mark Halsey. The striker is pointing to his chest and laughing. Southampton might not find it so funny.

  40. 2059: 

    West Brom are up to sixth as it stands. A win by four goals or more will see them rise into the giddy heights of fourth place.

  41. 2053: 

    That half got better as it wore on - like all true firework displays should. The crescendo is still to come - Southampton up for a big finish?

  42. 2051: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Simon Newport on Twitter: "Odemwingie might have a decent shot in him but he's too selfish, could've put his team mates in a couple of times."

  43. 2048:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Hawthorns

    "You can see what Southampton's gameplan was, but too many times their attacks were breaking down allowing West Brom to break up the pitch. Southampton have had a few chances themselves, but West Brom do look dangerous on the break. It has been scrappy but enjoyable."

  44. 2047: 

    As Three Sixty mentioned on Twitter there, there was an element of handball in the West Brom goal. Peter Odemwingie appeared to use his arm to bring the ball under control before firing in. I missed it at the time, as presumably did the officials, but it matters not now. The goal was given, and Saints have it all to do.

  45. 2047: 
    HALF-TIME- West Brom 1-0 Southampton
  46. 2045: 
    GREAT SAVE!

    A great save denies West Brom a second! Shane Long does brilliantly to sprint past two men before entering the area, he gets his shot away from a narrow angle but Paulo Gazzaniga spreads himself and keeps it out.

    Peter Odemwingie lashes in the follow-up, it is blocked by Morgan Schneiderlin away for a corner. The home side want a penalty, but he turned his back on it.

    Odemwingie then fires another shot wide as West Brom end the half on a high.

  47. 2045: 
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    Three Sixty on Twitter: "Handball. Deflection. Goal. Saints season in a nutshell."

  48. 2043: 

    Ben Foster gets away with a right bit of flapping. Like a child handed a hot sparkler, he drops the ball in unconvincing fashion from a corner, but recovers well to land on the ball. Not his finest hour.

  49. 2040: 

    Southampton looking for an immediate response, but it's West Brom who go close to a second. Again it's far too easy for the home side to pull the defence apart, Shane Long is able to help the ball back to Youssouf Mulumbu and his low shot takes another deflection on its way wide.

  50. 2039:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Hawthorns

    "It was far too easy. Mulumbu gets the ball, lays it back to Odemwingie, but someone has to come out to him quicker. He has smashed a shot and there you have it, goal. That is Southampton's problem, they are good in possession but concede too easily."

  51. 2038: 

    Southampton's luck just isn't in - that was a big deflection and gave Paulo Gazzaniga no chance really. And straight away Southampton counter well, but Jay Rodriguez goes down as he chases a through ball. Nothing given.

  52. 2036: 
    GOAL- West Brom 1-0 Southampton - Peter Odemwingie (36 mins)

    Boom! The display has begun. West Brom lead, and it's a decent hit from Peter Odemwingie. Youssouf Mulumbu moves the ball across from wide out on the right, Odemwingie chances his arm from 25 yards, and it takes a nick off the thigh of Maya Yoshida and flies into the corner.

  53. 2034: 

    The stack of fireworks puns we'd stockpiled for this game are yet to come out of the box. We need a goal to light the fuse.

    Mind you, I've been to worse firework displays than this game. I recall a lot of time standing around being bored in the freezing cold waiting for some tepid displays.

  54. 2034: 
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    Tom Hartley on Twitter: "I wonder if Southampton ever get bored of marching in to places. Surely with stealth tactics they'd be more effective?"

  55. 2030: 
    CLOSE!

    Ah, this is a really good chance for Southampton. Gaston Ramirez stands up a peach of a cross, Rickie Lambert bends his neck but can't generate the power to beat Ben Foster, who makes the save.

    West Brom instantly counter and shave the post, as Peter Odemwingie caps a fine counter with a low shot just wide. There's goals in the air. Honest.

  56. 2028: 

    Southampton have been under the cosh, but out of nowhere they fashion an opening. West Brom make a real hash of dealing with a straight, long ball over the top, Adam Lallana wins it on the left and flashes an inviting ball across the face of goal. No Saints strikers had read it though.

    Jay Rodriguez then thumps in a long-range shot which Youssouf Mululmbu wears bravely, square in the face. A proper block that one.

  57. 2025: 

    Another sniff for West Brom. Jonas Olsson wins a header from a deep free-kick, Shane Long reads the knock down and is almost on to it but Morgan Schneiderlin is able to smuggle it out. Another corner is then volleyed goalwards by Olsson, but again the Saints' much-maligned defence is able to clear their lines.

  58. 2022: 

    Gaston Ramirez is guilty of losing the ball cheaply in midfield, and West Brom almost punish him. The ball is moved quickly out to the left channel and Shane Long is free, but sends his shot way over the bar.

    Claudio Yacob then shoots wide from the edge of the area as West Brom enjoy a very strong spell.

  59. 2022:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the Hawthorns

    "That was a good chance for West Brom. A bit like Javier Hernandez did at Stamford Bridge for Manchester United, he tried to adjust his body but flipped the ball over the bar. For all Southampton's good early possession it takes just one moment of poor defending like that and you concede a goal. All the hard work is undone."

  60. 2019: 
    CLOSE!

    First real chance of the game, and the home side should be ahead.

    Peter Odemwingie cuts in from wide out on the right, he gets in a left-footed shot which looks to be heading wide until Zoltan Gera gets a boot to it and sends the ball over from six yards out. He was just onside, the Hungarian, and should really have found the net. A let-off for Southampton.

  61. 2019: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Steve Powell on Twitter: "Gotta credit Nigel Adkins for starting Ramirez, Rodriguez AND Lambert #intent"

    Jack McCourt on Twitter: "Southampton can finish, but Ramirez and Lallana need to be creative, and with a miracle perhaps, the defenders need to defend!"

  62. 2016: 

    But now he has, and Rickie Lambert hits the target. Jay Rodriguez plays in Gaston Ramirez with a neat flick on the edge of the box, a defender is able to toe the ball clear but only as far as Lambert, who fizzes in a low drive from the angle.

    He connects with his shot really well, but Ben Foster is always behind it and makes the save. Southampton on top though.

  63. 2014: 

    West Brom are looking to get Shane Long clear at every opportunity, but he's been well marshalled by that Saints back four so far. The visitors are looking neat and tidy enough but Rickie Lambert has hardly had a touch up front.

  64. 2014: 
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    Mick from Preston on text: "Back to back promotions into the Premier League. Really tough opening set of fixtures. Bottom of the table. Let's sack the manager. Ridiculous. Be thankful & Enjoy the season."

  65. 2013:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Hawthorns

    "Southampton have started very well. There was a great build up there and a great turn by Adam Lallana. Ramirez didn't strike that free-kick right, but I think Southampton's best chance will be from set pieces."

  66. 2012: 

    Gaston Ramirez paces the free-kick out, Jonny Wilkinson style, but his effort is poor and right into the wall. He has shown some neat touches in the early stages though.

  67. 2011: 

    Lack of quality on display here so far, with both sides guilty of giving the ball away cheaply. But now Saints have a free-kick in a good spot, and Gaston Ramirez is all over it. Ball spotted...

  68. 2010: 
    YELLOW CARD

    An early booking for West Brom's Billy Jones, and it's a nasty challenge. He goes in high on Saints captain Adam Lallana, raking him down the side with his studs and referee Mark Halsey produces the yellow card.

  69. 2008: 

    Southampton now having a decent spell of play, before Rickie Lambert overcooks a cross and Ben Foster is able to claim in the West Brom goal. He seems to have been around for years, Foster, but I've just checked and he's only 29. Years left in him.

  70. 2005: 

    Southampton's Gaston Ramirez looks like he is starting wide on the right. You can't fault Nigel Adkins for attacking intent here.

  71. 2003: 

    Steven Davis has the first real shot on goal for Southampton, but the former Fulham man can't get his knee over the ball and sees his 25-yard effort fly well over the top. The early signs are that we are on for an open game.

  72. 2003:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Hawthorns

    "Very positive start by West Brom. Shane Long just had a great chance and I don't know why he didn't shoot."

  73. 2001: 

    West Brom into gear early on, and the first signs of Shane Long's pace. He is almost in behind after streaking clear down the left but Maya Yoshida is able to make a challenge.

  74. 2000: 
    KICK-OFF- West Brom v Southampton (20:00 GMT)

    And we are off...

  75. 1959: 

    After an immaculately observed minute's silence as we approach Remembrance Sunday, the teams are ready for action...

  76. 1957: 

    Great stat from Robbie Savage here on 5 Live - apparently Southampton were the seventh-biggest spenders in European football this summer. Remarkable. If true...

  77. 1950: 

    We are 10 minutes away from kick-off at the Hawthorns - which will be freezing tonight. It's one of those grounds which is always chilly. Like Stoke. Or Oldham.

  78. 1947: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Mark from Rickmansworth on text: "Really hoping for a Rocket shot celebrated with a Cartwheel!"

    Rob in Sussex on text: "To be honest I would be happy with a 0-0 draw to give some confidence in defence. Snatch a goal away from home for an added bonus!"

    Michael in Southampton: "Everyone is saying bye bye to Adkins, however he has got us back to back promotions and that is hard let alone staying up in the Premier League."

  79. 1941: 

    Five of the last six meetings between these sides have ended in a draw, and I reckon the visitors would take that right now. I'm going for goals. After the feast of last week's league cup ties, let's have another six or seven here tonight...

  80. 1941: 

    Southampton manager Nigel Adkins: "We have conceded far too many goals, I am not hiding from that. We can't afford to do what we have done but we have a stable back four now, we need to have the stability and to continue working very hard.

    "West Brom have have started very well, they have a good manager and good stability about them, with great counter attacking ability. It will be a tough game."

    On goalkeeper Artur Boruc not starting: "Unfortunately there was an incident against Tottenham, there is an internal investigation going on so I am not prepared to say more than that, but it does mean a great opportunity for young Paulo Gazzaniga."

  81. 1937: 

    Is Nigel Adkins the most optimistic man in football? I had the pleasure of seeing him enthuse about the quality of food at Leicester once when his Scunthorpe team had been trounced. "We may get relegated, but just look at these facilities."

    He has another fight on his hands this season, but he's in trademark high spirits...

  82. 1935: 

    West Brom manager Steve Clarke: "The start to our season was really good but obviously losing the last two games is disappointing, but we look forward to the game tonight. Shane Long starts as a lone striker, it has worked well for us, hopefully that will continue tonight. The midfield has also been strong, defensively the workrate has been good and if you have a solid foundation it allows you to go on and try and win the game."

  83. 1935: 
    LINE-UPS- West Brom v Southampton (20:00 GMT)

    West Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Yacob, Odemwingie, Gera, Dorrans, Long. Subs: Myhill, Popov, Rosenberg, Brunt, Lukaku, Tamas, Fortune.

    Southampton: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Fox, Schneiderlin, Steven Davis, Ramirez, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Hooiveld, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Shaw, Mayuka, Puncheon.

    Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

  84. 1932: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Wayne in Winchester: "A lot of us Saints fans think tonight's the night! We are slow starters to the season. Matchday 11 is about where we get going."

    Ah, that traditional game 11 surge...

  85. 1931: 

    A good omen for Southampton perhaps is that West Brom have never won a Premier League match on a Monday. Can Saints ensure they extend that run?

  86. 1928: 

    Southampton boss Nigel Adkins: "What we have got to do is concentrate on what we do - a lot of other clubs can be highlighted but we need to focus on ourselves. They [West Brom] have been in the Premier League before having yo-yoed a little bit but they look a very well run, well-managed football club. They have a way of playing which suits them, they have a good manager there and some good football players."

  87. 1927: 

    West Brom manager Steve Clarke: "We are suddenly in a situation we haven't found ourselves in before in having lost a couple of games. People maybe are looking at us a little bit so there is a question to be answered."

  88. 1926: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Owen, Andover, on text: "As a Baggie relocated to Hampshire, I'm hoping to see some WBA goals tonight. Steve Clarke has done a great job, keeping Albion's tradition of playing on the floor and freeing up the team to attack more than Roy Hodgson did."

  89. 1925: 
    West Brom v Southampton (20:00 GMT)

    For West Brom, Shane Long starts after recovering from a hamstring problem, with Romelu Lukaku dropping to the bench. Billy Jones (knee) and Claudio Yacob are also fit to take their place in the side. A blow for the Baggies, though, is that James Morrison is out after picking up a knock in training.

    Southampton are boosted by the return of Gaston Ramirez to fitness after being sidelined for the last month with a dead leg. The Uruguayan midfielder, who scored in only his second game for the Saints, is handed a start. Also returning to the first 11 is goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, who sat out the Premier League defeat to Tottenham last week.

  90. 1921: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Ben Crespin on Twitter: "In my opinion Southampton's strongest team, plenty of attacking flair, just the defence we have to worry about."

  91. 1920: 
    West Brom v Southampton (20:00 GMT)

    Seven defeats from nine games and 26 goals conceded, bottom-of-the-table Southampton need an upturn in form and they need it quickly. It will be tough against West Brom but the Saints could be playing them at the right time with Steve Clarke's men having lost their last two games. The Baggies, though, have scored in every game bar one, so surely the one thing we can count on in this encounter is goals?

  92. 1918: 
    GET INVOLVED

    George Henty-Dodd from Winchester, on text via 81111: "Both Adkins and the players have no Premier League experience, so it is a learning curve for everyone. If the chairman has the patience for Adkins to turn it around though is a different story...."

  93. 1915: 

    So Southampton change their goalkeeper in a bid to stop the run of conceding goals at an alarming rate.

    Poland international Artur Boruc misses out - and he is under investigation by the club after he allegedly threw a water bottle into the crowd during the recent defeat to Spurs.

  94. 1912: 
    GET INVOLVED

    So Southampton fans, let's be hearing from you.

    Is tonight the night it turns around? What needs to be done to get things sorted at the back? West Brom fans - how high can you finish this season? And while we're all at it, send me your bonfire night-related antics.

    Text in on 81111 (UK Only) or send us a Tweet using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

    Put your names on those texts please.

  95. 1911: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- West Brom v Southampton (20:00 GMT)

    West Brom hand a start to Shane Long. Southampton's record signing Gaston Ramirez returns to the side, and Paulo Gazzaniga returns in goal.

  96. 1907: 

    Opta Sports on Twitter: "If Southampton concede 3+ goals tonight they will break Barnsley's PL record of 28 goals conceded in their first 10 games. Defence."

  97. 1906: 

    It's safe to say that Southampton's return to the big time has not gone swimmingly well.

    After nine games, Nigel Adkins has seen his men pick up just four points, none of which have come on the road. They are bottom of the table and even if they win tonight they will stay in the bottom three.

    Their task will not be a simple one this evening, as West Brom have won four games at home already.

  98. 1900: 

    Ah, the magic of bonfire night.

    Wrap up warm, put your pets somewhere safe and make sure your kids stand well back - for what better way to commemorate the foiling of a terrorist plot to destroy the Houses of Parliament than watching Southampton attempting to end their dismal form at the Hawthorns?

    Will the Saints turn in a sparkling performance? Can Albion catch fire? Will someone score a rocket? Will these terrible puns ever stop? Let's find out...

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No movement 3 Arsenal 1 1 3
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No movement 5 Swansea 1 1 3
No movement 6 Aston Villa 1 1 3
No movement 7 Hull 1 1 3
No movement 8 Tottenham 1 1 3
No movement 9 Everton 1 0 1
No movement 10 Leicester 1 0 1
No movement 11 Sunderland 1 0 1
No movement 12 West Brom 1 0 1
No movement 13 Crystal Palace 1 -1 0
No movement 14 Man Utd 1 -1 0
No movement 15 Southampton 1 -1 0
No movement 16 QPR 1 -1 0
No movement 17 Stoke 1 -1 0
No movement 18 West Ham 1 -1 0
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