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Matheus Pereira (left) celebrates the opener in West Brom's 3-0 victory over Southampton
Matheus Pereira (left) celebrates the opener in West Brom's 3-0 victory over Southampton

West Brom kept their slim Premier League survival hopes alive with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Southampton at The Hawthorns. 

The Baggies picked up back-to-back wins for the first time this season but remain eight points from safety with just seven games left to play. 

Mathues Pereira and Matt Phillips put Sam Allardyce’s men 2-0 up at the break before Callum Robinson added a third midway through the second half. 

Despite a lacklustre performance, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s sorry Saints remain 10 points clear of Fulham in the final relegation spot, and 12 clear of West Brom

Did you know?

Southampton have picked up just 10 points in 15 Premier League games in 2021, fewer than any other side in this period. 

No manager has beaten them with more different teams in the Premier League than West Brom’s Sam Allardcye. 

West Brom have scored more than three  goals in consecutive top-flight games for the first time since February 2012. 

The Baggies registered 13 shots in the first half against Southampton, last attempting more in the opening 45 minutes of a Premier League game in February 2012 vs Wolves. 

No side has conceded more goals via the penalty spot this season than Southampton. 

Since joining in 2016-17, Matt Phillips has scored more league goals than any other West Brom player currently at the club (20). 

Matt Phillips puts West Brom 2-0 up against Southampton
Matt Phillips puts West Brom 2-0 up against Southampton

Callum Robinson has scored three goals in his last two Premier League appearances, as many as he’d scored in his previous 41 in the competition – this was the first one not scored against Chelsea. 

Only Peter Odemwingie (22 in 2010-11), Romelu Lukaku (21 in 2012-13) and Saido Berahino (15 in 2014-15) have had a hand in more goals in a Premier League campaign for the Baggies than  Pereira in 2020-21 (13 – 8 goals, 5 assists). 

Sam Johnstone became the first West Brom goalkeeper to save a penalty in the Premier League since Boaz Myhill vs Man Utd in May 2015.

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