Southampton put up a spectacular performance in front of new owner Dragan Solak in one of the comfortable football scores of the midweek action in the Premier League. Jan Bednarek scored in the fifth minute before Alvaro Fernandez scored an unfortunate own goal. Armand Broja made it three shortly after the break before Che Adams secured the three points in the 70th minute. Vitaly Janelt pulled one back for the visitors halfway through the first half.
Southampton: Forster (7), Tella (8), Bednarek (7), Lyanco (7), Salisu (7), Perraud (7), Ward-Prowse (8), Romeu (7), Diallo (7), Redmond (7), Broja (9).
Subs: Adams (7), S Armstong (6), A Armstrong (n/a).
Brentford: Fernandez (6), Ajer (6), Jansson (5), Pinnock (5), Roerslev (6), Baptiste (5), Norgaard (6), Janelt (7), Canos (6), Mbeumo (7), Toney (5).
Subs: Wissa (6), Jense, 96), Stevens (n/a).
Man of the match: Armando Broja
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “They [the owners] saw a good game today and a deserved three points. We had 120 minutes on Saturday so to see our energy today from the beginning was impressive. Scoring four goals for the first time since 2017, it’s not very often that injury-time plays out and we feel comfortable because sometimes it’s tight here. Today we had a fantastic performance.”
Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “Fair play to Southampton but my job is to look at my team’s performance. If we are not playing every second of every Premier League match 100%, then we are not getting anything out of it. We needed to do better at 2-1. We can’t give three of the goals away, especially the last two. We tried to change it offensively [when Wissa came on]. We were slightly better but it didn’t help.”
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