West Bromwich 2-0 Southampton
West Bromwich vs Southampton | 6 November, 2012
Full Time: West Bromwich 2-0 Southampton
Odemwingie stars for Baggies
Peter Odemwingie increased the pressure on Southampton boss Nigel Adkins as his two goals propelled West Brom into fifth spot in the Barclays Premier League.
Adkins’ side remain rooted to the foot of the table after a fifth successive away defeat and they have now conceded 28 goals in 10 league matches.
But these are halcyon days for the Baggies and they bounced back from heartbreaking injury time defeats against Manchester City and Newcastle thanks to a goal in each half from Odemwingie.
It was their fifth victory in six home matches and, although not at their best, they still contained too much firepower for the Saints.
Odemwingie and the tireless Shane Long posed plenty of problems up front while Youssouf Mulumbu bossed the midfield department.
Albion fans taunted Adkins, who has led Southampton to successive promotions, with chants of ‘you’re getting sacked in the morning’.
And, although the visitors showed plenty of promise in spells, their leaky defence is undermining their attacking threat.
Southampton axed keeper Artur Boruc who has been the subject of a club investigation after allegedly throwing a water bottle into the crowd during the home league game with Tottenham.
|1. Ben Foster|
|3. Jonas Olsson|
|5. Claudio Yacob|
|6. Liam Ridgewell|
|9. Shane Long|
|17. Graham Dorrans|
|21. Youssuf Mulumbu|
|22. Zoltan Gera|
|23. Gareth McAuley|
|24. Peter Odemwingie||GoalGoal|
|28. Billy Jones||Yellow Card|
|11. Chris Brunt||Sub17|
|20. Romelu Lukaku||Sub9|
|32. Marc-Antoine Fortune||Sub24|
|2. Nathaniel Clyne|
|3. Maya Yoshida|
|4. Morgan Schneiderlin|
|6. Jose Fonte|
|7. Rickie Lambert|
|8. Steven Davis|
|9. Jay Rodriguez|
|12. Paulo Gazzaniga|
|13. Daniel Fox|
|20. Adam Lallana|
|21. Guilherme Do Prado||Sub10|
|23. Luke Shaw||Sub13|
|24. Emmanuel Mayuka||Sub9|