Southampton 0-0 West Brom Highlights
Southampton claimed their first Premier League point under Ronald Koeman but were left frustrated as West Brom held them to a goalless draw at St Mary’s.
It was a dour game of few chances, with the West Brom defence proving too stubborn for a shot-shy home side.
James Ward-Prowse came closest for the Saints with a 25-yard free-kick that flicked the outside of the post.
Brown Ideye could have won the game on his Baggies debut but was denied by a save from home keeper Fraser Forster.
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Venue: St Mary’s
Date: Saturday, 23 August, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Southampton have only scored five goals in eight Premier League encounters with West Brom, but three of those goals have resulted in 1-0 wins, including both matches last season.
Only 13 goals have been scored in eight Premier League matches between the sides at an average of 1.6 goals per game.
Southampton have lost just one of the last 19 league meetings at home with West Brom (3-0 on 27 April 2013).
Against Liverpool last weekend, Southampton had just four of the players that were in their line-up when they beat West Brom on the opening day of last season.
The Saints lost just five of their 19 league matches at St Mary’s last season and scored 32 goals in the process – a figure only six other clubs surpassed.
They have scored 11 goals in their last five Premier League home games.
Southampton lost just one out of their opening 11 league matches last season.
Ronald Koeman lost his first three league matches as coach of Feyenoord last season, but went on to finish runners-up in the Dutch league.
West Brom have won only four of their 20 league matches in 2014, the fewest of all teams that have played in the Premier League in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
They won just three league games away from home last season.
The Baggies have scored only two goals in their last nine Premier League away games in August.
Saido Berahino was the only player to score more than once in the opening round of Premier League games. His brace was as many goals as he had scored in total in his last 18 top-flight appearances.