After a touching tribute to the footballing legend, Cyrille Regis, Southampton edged a 3-2 win against fellow strugglers West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
The Saints’ win has put them up to 14th in the Premier League and has put their winless run of 12 games to an end.
It was the hosts who started the brightest as Ahmed Hegazi headed in a Chris Brunt corner within the opening minutes of the game to give Alan Pardew’s side the lead
However, the visitors equalised minutes before half-time as Mario Lemina produced a moment of magic and scored from distance.
Southampton put themselves ahead minutes later as Jack Stephens, once again, scored an excellent header from James Ward-Prowse’s delivery from a corner.
Pellegrino’s side extended their lead when Wesley Hoedt was tripped up just outside the box and James Ward-Prowse stepped up, despite some disagreement between him and Sofiane Boufal, and curled the ball past Ben Foster.
The Baggies managed to get back into the game with Solomon Rondon heading in Brunt’s cross but Southampton managed to keep a hold of their lead.
The Saints displayed one of their best performances of the season and with that being said, here are my three standout Saints.
Ward-Prowse, once again, produced an impressive effort to help Southampton gain all three points away from home. His expertly taken free-kick and inch-perfect corner deliveries demonstrate why he’s an valuable player in this year’s Saints side.
By far the best player on the pitch, Mario Lemina displayed an absolutely incredible performance against the Baggies. His wonderful strike to get Southampton level and tireless efforts to go forward and win back the ball just goes to show how motivated and determined he his.
Cedric displayed his attacking and defensive qualities very well in Saturday’s game. Throughout the game, Cedric always put himself into space effectively and his blistering runs down the wing proved trouble for West Brom’s defenders.