Premier League Football News – Southampton’s Biggest Win This Season

Premier League Football News – Southampton’s Biggest Win This Season

Southampton marked their first Premier League game since last week’s takeover in fine style by hammering Brentford 4-1 on Tuesday. So, in last night’s Premier League football news, Southampton’s biggest win this season in the league came with four goals.

It was only Southampton’s third home win of the season and it lifted them above Brentford into 11th place. They now have 24 points, whereas Brentford slipped to 13th with 23 points.

The mood was buoyant on the south coast on Tuesday.

With new Serbian owner Dragan Solak watching on at a rain-sodden St Mary’s, Southampton looked eager to impress. And indeed, they made a flying start as Jan Bednarek headed home in the fifth minute.

Brentford hit back quickly, though, through Vitaly Janelt’s superb volley.

But an unfortunate own goal by visiting goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez gave Southampton a halftime lead.

Southampton pulled away in the second half with Armando Broja and Che Adams both on target.

Premier League Football News – Southampton’s Biggest Win This Season

Bednarek just had to get his head to a typically pinpoint delivery by James Ward-Prowse in the fifth minute. The ensuing goal gave the hosts the launchpad for a vibrant display.

Brentford, however, equalised in stunning fashion as Janelt volleyed in left-footed from a superb cross by Bryan Mbeumo.

Southampton got their noses in front again after 37 minutes in a most unusual fashion. A corner ball came to Ibrahima Diallo on the edge of the penalty area. And he got far too much time to deliver a bouncing shot that hit the post. But the ball rebounded in off the back of goalkeeper Fernandez’s hand.

Albanian forward Broja, on loan from Chelsea, made it 3-1 in the 49th minute, his fifth EPL goal this season. He did so by playing through by Oriol Romeu’s through ball and managed to squeeze his shot past Fernandez.

Brentford’s defence was then caught slacking as Adams’ well-controlled long punt forward evaded Fernandez with 20 minutes remaining.

So, Ralph Hasenhuettl’s side won by more than a one-goal margin for the first time in the league this season.

On the other hand, it was a disappointing night for Brentford who have impressed during their inaugural Premier League season. This is the first time they have leaked four goals this season.


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