Southampton beat Brentford 4-1

Southampton: Southampton beat Brentford 4-1 in their first Premier League game on Tuesday after taking control of the club last week, scoring the biggest win of the season. With the new Serbian owner Dragan Solak in Grandstand watching the rainy game, Southampton wanted to put in a strong performance from the start when Jan Bednarek headed home in the fifth minute. Brentford responded quickly with a powerful direct shot from Vitaly Yanlet, but an own goal by visiting goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandes brought Southampton in 2-1 lead before half-time. Armando Proya scored 3-1 for Southampton in the second half, while Che Adams added the fourth. This is the third victory in Southampton home during the season to climb to 11th place with 24 points, ahead of Brentford, who dropped to 13th with 24 points. (Reuters)