Live: Southampton 0 West Brom 3

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FT: Southampton 0 West Brom 3. What an eventful match! Three goals and three red cards were handed out in a fiery clash on the south coast. West Brom comfortable throughout, and will be hoping they can keep hold of Lukaku after showings like this.

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Three minutes of stoppage time...

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Shane Long, who has run his socks off all game, is replaced by Markus Rosenberg.

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Game petering out somewhat now. Saints seem keen to keep the scoreline slightly respectable.

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One change each. Forte on in place of Lambert for the Saints. Thomas on in place of the excellent Lukaku for the Baggies.

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Fully deserved. No need to leave the ground like that. Poor ill-discipline from Pochettino's men.

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RED CARD!!! Danny Fox this time given his marching orders for a two-footed challenge.

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Lambert lines-up a free-kick on the edge of the box, which he fires just wide of the target. Not been Southampton's day.

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Billy Jones comes on for Morrison for the Baggies.

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Great work from Lukaku again, this time playing Shane Long in, who fires the visitors to three points, squirming and effort under Boruc.

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GOAL!!! Southampton 0 West Brom 3. Long.

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Lukaku has been unplayable at times today. This time he brushes Clyne aside, gets to the byline, pulls it back but it is cut out by a covering Saints defender.

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Fortune didn't need to get involved. Could have cruised to the final whistle without his dismissal.

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Unusual set of events at St Mary's. Not been that sort of game, but Ramirez was foolish to think he could get away with swinging an arm like that.

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In the meantime Lallana has made way for Mayuka.

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ANOTHER RED CARD!!! Fortune also sent off for raising his hand in the aftermath. It is all going off on the south coast!

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RED CARD!!! Ramirez given his marching orders for using an elbow on Liam Ridgewell!

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Superb goal from the giant Belgian! Great turn and throughball from Fortune, and Lukaku wasn't going to miss this time, rounding Boruc and passing it into the empty net.

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GOAL!!! Southampton 0 West Brom 2. Lukaku 67.

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Ridgewell this time is cautioned for late challenge.

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Another long ball from Southampton, this time Rodriguez gets up, knocks the ball down to Lambert, but is adjudged to be offside.

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Fortune with a great ball in, which just evades Long, and the Irishman passes all the way back to Ridgewell to start all over again!

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Rodriguez gives the ball away in a good position, but there were limited options available. Lack of movement a problem for the Saints.

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WOODWORK! The angle seemed against Nathaniel Clyne, but the right-back dug out a shot from nowhere, beating Foster, but clipping the crossbar.

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Danny Fox becomes the third player to go into the referee's book, tugging back Lukaku, and conceding the foul.

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Lukaku again causing problems. He looks frustrated after missing his early chances. Wastes a cross, harmlessly lofting the ball over everybody.

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Ramirez fires a corner into the near-post towards Yoshida, but the Japanese international can't quite get there.

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Much more of an attacking look about the Saints now with Jack Cork withdrawn. Have to go for it.

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The substitute gets in amongst the action straight away, firing an effort straight at Foster. Better start from the home side.

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We are underway for the second-half on the south coast.

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Record-signing Gaston Ramirez comes on for the Saints.

Mike Doran has been in touch, and is not happy: "I think that they need a bit of league position pressure. They don't seem to have turned up mentally this afternoon."

I want to hear your thoughts! Not good enough from the Saints? Can The Baggies bet a rare win on the road? Get in touch: Tweet in: @Pistolpeteh86, or via Email: Pete.Hall@bskyb.com.

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Southampton 0 West Brom 1. Boos ring around St Mary's. Very easy for the visitors, who could, and maybe should, have added to their one goal. Saints not playing the football they have of late.

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One added minute...

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HOW HAS LUKAKU NOT SCORED! Bouncing ball, holds of his man brilliantly, but once again finds Boruc a tough nut to crack. Could have had a hat-trick.

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Another corner to West Brom. Another free-header. McAuley once again, gets the header in, but it is cleared.

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Baggies looking very comfortable, passing the ball around with ease, and looking to just keep the ball until half-time.

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Lallana once again the dangerman, this time from the left, but Rodriguez can't hook the ball goalwards when falling backwards.

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Jacob commits another foul, and has an apprehensive look at the rookie referee having already received a yellow-card.

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Free-kick to West Brom, who have looked very dangerous from set-pieces. However, this time it comes to nothing as they try playing it short.

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The story of the half for the home side. Lambert fires the effort well wide as Foster remains pretty much untroubled.

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Free-kick in dangerous position...

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Foul on Rodriguez by Yacob, and he goes into the book. Referee tried to play advantage but Yacob wasn't letting the former Burnley striker get away!

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Clyne has the Saints first real effort on goal, reacting well to the loose ball at the backpost, but Foster is equal to it, tipping over well.

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From the resulting free-kick Olsson is in acres of space at the backpost, but loops an effort across the face of goal and goes out for a goalkick.

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Jos Hooiveld first player to be cautioned for tugging Fortune back. Referee should have played advantage though as he was in!

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West Brom nearly in behind again, but just as Shane Long is about to the pull the trigger, Clyne comes across and intercepts.

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Corner for the Saints. Most of the attacking done by the home side has come down their right-hand side, but the this corner is wasted.

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The final ball is severely lacking for the Saints, which is surprising given the football they have been producing of late.

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Saints with plenty of possession, but too deep. Frustration is clear for all to see as Danny Fox blazes an effort way into row Z.

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SAVE! Southampton opened up easily again by an excellent passing move from the visitors. Lukaku is played in again, but the big talisman is thwarted once more by Boruc, low to his right.

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Rodriguez tries his look with his head this time, looping a header onto the roof of the net. Schneiderlin was well placed behind.

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Lambert stands strong under pressure from Gareth McAuley, but can only steer his header wide pedalling backwards.

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Home side very much looking to the long-ball route, which seems unfamiliar to them, and West Brom's backline picking the passes off at will.

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Davis gets the ball back into the box after good work from Lallana down the flank, but Lambert is in an offside position.

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Saints needed a response, and they almost got one, with Schneiderlin and Lambert both having shots blocked by The Baggies rearguard.

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Scrappy goal. Lukaku flicks a corner back into the six-yard box, and Fortune bundles the ball goalwards, which only just creeps over the line.

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GOAL!!! Southampton 0 West Brom 1. Fortune 6.

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CHANCE! Lukaku bends his run brilliantly to latch onto Steven Reid's pass, but Boruc is equal to it, saving well with his legs.

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Hooiveld seems to handle the ball but the rookie referee, making his Premier League debut, waves away The Baggies appeals.

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Adam Lallana gets to the byline very easily, crosses towards the front-post, but Foster cuts it out with Schneiderlin looming.

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Keep your thoughts coming in throughout!

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And we are underway!

The Baggies don't have a good record against Southampton on the south coast. 1969 was the last time the men from the Midlands tasted victory!

Mauricio Pochettino has arguably taken on Nigel Adkins mantle and progressed the team even further, as they sit in 12th. Will they strengthen their position further today?

West Brom's form since the turn of the year has been poor with eight defeats in their last 14 games, but despite that the Baggies, 3/1 for the win, still sit in eighth spot in the table. Interestingly five of the last seven league meetings between the clubs have ended as draws and it's 11/4 with Sky Bet for another stalemate on Saturday. The Saints have won only one of their last six home matches against middle-third teams - drawing four times - and would probably settle for another point, with the draw available to back at 14/5.

Paul Green has been in touch: "I think this will be a tight encounter as both teams have players that are good at counter-attacking, but because Southampton have a formidable home record, I think they will win 2-0.

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Let me know your thoughts and predictions.

The Baggies have found goals hard to come by on the road? Can they buck that trend today?

I want to hear you views. Will the Saints run away with it given their recent form? They have scored as many goals as Manchester City in 2013, can they continue that prolific run?

Romelu Lukaku is the dangerman for the visitors, and will be looking to add to his tally of 13 goals for the season.

Jay Rodriguez has found form of late, but his partner Rickie Lambert still remains the top English scorer in the country.

Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire).

Subs: Myhill, Rosenberg, Thomas, Odemwingie, Jones, Tamas, Donervorn Daniels.

Subs: Kelvin Davis, Fonte, Ramirez, Forren, Do Prado, Mayuka

The teams are in...

Since the turn of the year however, West Brom have picked up just three wins, but already had 33 points by then, which is why they are still in a strong position.

The Baggies find themselves in the lofty heights of 8th place, and need just one win from their remaining five league games to set a new club points record in the Premier League.

Although the Saints aren't mathematically safe just yet, they are currently sitting comfortably in 12th, and in good form, unbeaten in their last six matches.

Im Pete.Hall, and I will be taking you through the action, as it happens - live!

Good afternoon and welcome to St Mary's Stadium for our live commentary of this Premier League clash between Southampton and West Brom.

This match kicks off at 1500 ...

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