Brentford put on a spectacular performance to help Southampton produce one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Pontus Jansson opened the scoring in the 13th minute before Yoane Wissa doubled their advantage a minute later. Kristoffer Ajer sealed the three points in the 79th minute to help them move 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
Brentford: Raya (7), Ajer (7), Sorensen (6), Jansson (7), Henry (7), Jensen (7), Norgaard (7), Eriksen (8), Wissa (7), Toney (7), Mbeumo (6).
Subs: Dasilva (6), Baptiste, Young-Coombes (n/a).
Southampton: Forster (6), Walker-Peters (5), Bednarek (5), Salisu (5), Perraud (4), Stuart Armstrong (6), Diallo (6), Ward-Prowse (6), Redmond (5), Adam Armstrong (5), Broja (4).
Subs:Elyounoussi (6), Romeu (n/a).
Man of the match: Christian Norgaard.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “Can I get him signed up before the summer? He is very happy here, very pleased. He’s loved being here, he is enjoying his football and will hopefully take a positive decision to stay with us. He had some top moments, but I thought he played only an average game today. I think he would say the same, in fact I know he would.”
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “We are not confident at the moment. We have to find a way, it’s easier with some positive results. I don’t know that there is anything else that could be done in those situations tactically. The goals did not come from being outnumbered – even for the second it was three against one, but they score three times in those moments and we did not score all afternoon.”
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