Southampton marked their first Premier League game since last week’s takeover in fine style by hammering Brentford 4-1 on Tuesday, their biggest league win of the season.
With new Serbian owner Dragan Solak watching on at a rain-sodden St Mary’s, Southampton looked eager to impress and made a flying start as Jan Bednarek headed home in the fifth minute.
Brentford hit back quickly through Vitaly Janelt’s superb volley but an unfortunate own goal by visiting keeper Alvaro Fernandez gave Southampton a halftime lead.
Southampton pulled away in the second half with Armando Broja and Che Adams both on target as Ralph Hasenhuettl’s side won by more than a one-goal margin for the first time in the league this season.
It was only Southampton’s third home win of the season and it lifted them above Brentford into 11th place with 24 points. Brentford slipped to 13th with 23 points.

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