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  • Updated: January 12, 2022

EPL: Southampton Start New Era With Emphatic Win Against Brentford

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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Southampton started Serbian businessman Dragan Solak's era with a 4-1 thrashing of Brentford on Tuesday to pull further clear of the relegation zone on Premier League standings.

Another season in the top-flight looks safe for the Saints as they moved above Brentford into 11th, 13 points clear of the bottom three.

Southampton's new ownership group Sport Republic was founded by Rasmus Ankersen, who recently stepped down as Brentford co-director of football.

Ankersen helped lead the Bees back to the top flight for the first time in 74 years.

But it in Southampton's first home game since the reported £100 million ($135 million) takeover went through, it was a night to forget for the Brentford.

Jan Bednarek's header opened the scoring after just five minutes as he got on the end of James Ward-Prowse's corner.

Thomas Frank's men fought back to level on 23 minutes courtesy of a fine volley from Vitaly Janelt.

But Southampton quickly restored their advantage when Ibrahima Diallo's fierce shot from the edge of the box came back off the post and rebounded into his own net off Brentford goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez.

Armando Broja made the game safe after the break when the Chelsea loanee raced clear from halfway before calmly slotting into the bottom-right corner.

Che Adams then came off the bench to round off a fine night for the hosts as he latched onto a simple long ball and chipped the onrushing Fernandez.

A sixth consecutive away league game without a win leaves Brentford still in 13th.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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English Premier League 2021/2022 TABLE

English Premier League
No Teams P Pts
1 Manchester City 37 90
2 Liverpool 37 89
3 Chelsea 37 71
4 Tottenham Hotspur 37 68
5 Arsenal 37 66
Full Table

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Southampton
Southampton

Southampton Football Club is an English professional football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, England, which plays in the Premier Lea...

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Brentford

Brentford Football Club is a professional English club based in Brentford, West London, England. They currently play in the Premier League, ...

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