Saints march on with 3-0 home win against West Brom

Published 01/16/2016, 1:14 PM EST
Football Soccer – Southampton v West Bromwich Albion – Barclays Premier League – St Mary’s Stadium – 16/1/16 James Ward Prowse scores the second goal for Southampton from a penalty kick Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Matthew Childs Livepic

LONDON (Reuters) – James Ward-Prowse scored twice as Southampton beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday for a convincing third successive Premier League home victory.

The midfielder got Ronald Koeman’s Saints off to a quick start with a goal from a free kick after five minutes and added his second from the penalty spot in the 35th after Matt Targett was fouled.

Dusan Tadic made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute in a game between two sides whose previous clashes had produced few goals.

Eight of the 11 previous Premier League meetings between the two had finished either goalless or 1-0, with just three goals in their most recent five league encounters.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Clare Fallon)



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