February 3, 2018 / 5:11 PM / in 6 months

Soccer-West Brom at rock bottom after home defeat by Southampton

* West Bromwich Albion were beaten 3-2 at home by Southampton

* Ahmed Hegazi headed Albion into an early lead

* Southampton hit back with two in three minutes before half-time

* Gabon’s Mario Lemina drove in from 20 metres

* Defender Jack Stephens then scored his third goal in three games

* James Ward-Prowse extended the lead direct from a free kick

* Salomon Rondon’s header was in vain as Saints held on

* Albion at Chelsea next; Southampton at home to Liverpool

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Feb 3 (Reuters)- West Bromwich Albion were left stuck at the bottom of the Premier League after losing 3-2 to Southampton on Saturday, despite having made a fine start to the match.

It was an emotional day at the Hawthorns where there was a minute’s applause before the game for their former striker Cyrille Regis, who died last month.

Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi headed Albion into an early lead from a corner by set-piece specialist Chris Brunt but Southampton hit back with two goals in three minutes before half-time. Gabon’s Mario Lemina drove in from 20 metres and defender Jack Stephens scored his third goal in three games.

A direct free kick by James Ward-Prowse made it 3-1 and Saints held on for a first League victory in 13 games despite Salomon Rondon’s 72nd-minute headed goal for the home side. (Reporting by Steve Tongue; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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