Southampton vs West Brom team news: Shane Long remains on the bench as Ronald Koeman names unchanged side
Alan Irvine also keeps the same team from Sunderland draw
Saturday 23 August 2014
Ronald Koeman has elected to keep £12m striker Shane Long on the Southampton bench as he names the same side that suffered a late defeat against Liverpool.
The decision means Long, who played the final 15 minutes at Anfield, will play behind Graziano Pelle who starts as a lone striker - Southampton were the better team for long periods against Liverpool last week and unlucky not to get at least a point.
Alan Irvine has also decided to keep the same team he selected for the draw with Sunderland.
The Baggies should have won that game, but a late lapse in concentration allowed Sunderland to grab an equlaiser.
Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, S. Davis, Tadic, Pelle.
Subs: K. Davis, Gardos, Long, Taïder, Cork, Hooiveld, Isgrove.
West Bromwich: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Olsson, Pocognoli, Mulumbu, Gardner, Berahino, Dorrans, Brunt, Anichebe.
Subs: Myhill, McAuley, Davidson, Ideye, Sessegnon, Yacob, Baird.
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