West Brom boss Clarke delighted with manner of victory at Southampton

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke was delighted with their 3-0 win at Southampton.

The Baggies headed to St Mary's with just three wins in 14 league games but returned to form in style, with Marc-Antoine Fortune, Romelu Lukaku and Shane Long all scoring in a 3-0 win.

Ref Robert Madley's top-flight debut saw him send off Saints pair Gaston Ramirez and Danny Fox as well as West Brom's Fortune.

"I think the win is the most important topic," he said. "We've been scratching around for a win a bit recently.

"The performances have been okay by and large. We have become a little bit of a reactive team, where we wait to the game happens and then we go chasing it.

"We do that quite well but today we spoke about getting the first goal, we did that and from there we controlled the game.

"It was almost a perfect away performance.

"The three front players were great, not just causing Southampton a problem but defensively they worked hard for the team, closed the game down at the right times.

"The shape of the team was good - something we've worked on this week. It is nice when it pays off."

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