Southampton trounced Brentford 3-0 to go up to 11th place in the Premier League, ahead of new Saints owner Dragan Solak. Jan Bednarek opened the scoring for the hosts with a header from James Ward-left-wing Prowse’s corner.
Vitaly Janelt’s fantastic sliced volley after Bryan Mbeumo’s cross equalized Brentford with their first shot on target.
Ibrahima Diallo’s goal-bound shot deflected off the post and off Bees goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez, resulting in an own goal for the Saints. Armando Broja raced on to Oriel Romeu’s superb through ball and neatly finished past Fernandez shortly after the restart, giving the hosts a third goal.
Substitute Che Adams, back after a Covid-19 absence, scored within five minutes of coming on, reaching a long pass before the Brentford goalkeeper and poking in a fourth – the first time Southampton have scored four times in a Premier League match this season.