Southampton papered over the cracks against West Brom thanks to a magnificent solo effort from Sofiane Boufal.

Mauricio Pellegrino made just one change to the side that drew against Newcastle last weekend. Steven Davis came in to replace Nathan Redmond.

Chances came at a premium throughout, and Saints came closest through Ryan Bertrand’s first-half free-kick, which came off the woodwork.

West Brom had a good chance to score in the second half as ex-Saint Jay Rodriguez raced clear of the defenders, before rushing his shot, seeing it fly well wide of the post.

However, a moment of magic was enough to win what was a dire game, truth be told, and it came from Boufal.

The Moroccan took the ball from deep inside his own half to skip past several West Brom players, before coolly converting in Ben Foster’s bottom left corner to hand his side all three points.

Here are our Southampton player ratings from the match.