Where are they now? The last West Brom team to win at Southampton - Man United, Wrexham and Wolves

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West Brom face Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium in search of their first win there in over seven years.

West Brom head to St Mary's Stadium on Friday (May 17) to face Southampton in the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final.

It was a goalless draw when the two met at the Hawthorns on Sunday. Both sides had chances but neither could find a breakthrough and now things will be decided down on the South Coast.

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The Baggies don't have the best of records down in Southampton having lost 2-1 back in November. Will Smallbone and Adam Armstrong were on target in a win for the Saints, with Armstrong netting after Kyle Bartley's equaliser.

You have to go back to December 31, 2016 for the last time that West Brom won away at Southampton. Since then they've lost in their last three visits and overall both home and away, they have won just twice in their last 10 matches against them.

To cast your mind back to the last win at Southampton, Tony Pulis is the manager and it’s the festive period. Shane Long, who had been a player for West Brom from 2011 to 2014 opened the scoring for the hosts in the 41st minute. The lead didn't last very long for Claude Puel's side though as Matt Phillips struck an equaliser two minutes later.

It was level at half time but just five minutes after the restart Hal Robson-Kanu put the Baggies in front with an 'absolute rocket' and there was no way back for Southampton. To make matters worse for them, Virgil van Dijk was sent off.

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It was a win that put them up to eighth in a match that represented the halfway point of the campaign. West Brom that year would go on to finish 14th whilst Southampton would finish sixth. Here to take a trip down memory lane, we look at where all the players who featured that day are now.

Last West Brom XI to beat Southampton

Ben Foster

Retired for a second time. He initially quit after leaving Watford in 2022 but resumed playing with Wrexham and helped them win promotion to League Two. The 41-year-old called it a day properly just a few games in to the 2023/24 campaign.

Allan Nyom

He's still playing now at the age of 36-years-old for CD Leganés in the Spanish second division.

Secured a return to Manchester United after his release from Leicester City after being relegated last season. Played 27 times in all competitions for the Red Devils.

Gareth McAuley

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Retired from professional football in September 2019 at the age of 39. He’s now the manager of Northern Ireland’s under-19 team.

Craig Dawson

Playing for West Midlands rivals Wolves these days. Featured for them in January when they won at the Hawthorns. Dawson made over 200 appearances for West Brom but said in March: "It was great to go to the Hawthorns in a gold shirt and win – I really enjoyed it."

Darren Fletcher

He was previously the technical director of Man United before being replaced by Jason Wilcox. Fletcher now works in a role that supports the pathway between the under-21s team and the seniors.

Claudio Yacob

Played 175 times for West Brom before departing in 2018, where he had a brief stint with Nottingham Forest. His last club was Universitario de Deportes in Peru.

Chris Brunt

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Brunt returned to West Brom after a short stay with Bristol City. He is now the club's loan manager.

Nacer Chadli

Spent two seasons as a player at the Hawthorns before moving to Monaco. The 34-year-old plays for Westerlo in the Belgian league.

Matt Phillips is still playing for West Brom to this day. He netted in the last win at Southampton. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty ImagesMatt Phillips is still playing for West Brom to this day. He netted in the last win at Southampton. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Matt Phillips is still playing for West Brom to this day. He netted in the last win at Southampton. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Matt Phillips

He has made more than 250 appearances for the club but finds himself out of contract this summer.

Retired from professional football after leaving West Brom in 2021. He's the founder of Turmeric Co and appears as a pundit for Sky Sports, mainly during West Brom matches.

James McClean

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The 35-year-old plays for Wrexham who have been promoted to League One.

Salomon Rodon

Playing in the top-flight of Mexican football at the age of 34 for Pachuca. Rondon returned to England in 2021 with Everton but left after a season and joined River Plate, before moving on in December 2023.

James Morrison

First-team coach at the Hawthorns and with the Scotland national team.

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