Southampton remained afloat in the league as they pipped West Brom at St Mary's Stadium, according to the Guardian. The decisive goal of the encounter came through substitute Sofiane Boufal in the 85th minute. Immediately the introduction of Boufal in the 80th minute, The Moroccan broke deep in his own half before applying a low finish from 18 yards past West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster.

The encounter saw both sides squandering goal chances, especially Southampton, which recent tendency to miss chances on home soil continued. On the other side, the Baggies' lack of ambition proved costly as they barely make any reasonable attempts in front of goal.

With this victory, Southampton is tenth with 12 points, two points better than West Brom, who are thirteenth in the log. Here's a review of the match.

Southampton outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Fraser Forster (6.82). Defender - Cédric Soares (6.80), Maya Yoshida (7.92), Virgil van Dijk (7.61), Ryan Bertrand (seven points). Midfielder - Oriol Romeu (7.19), Mario Lemina (7.52), Steven Davis (seven points), Dusan Tadic (7.60). Forward -Shane Long (6.63), Manolo Gabbiadini (seven points). Used substitutes - Sofiane Boufal (7.88), Charlie Austin (6.32), Nathan Redmond (6.80).

Team's strength and weakness: Mauricio Pellegrino's side stole the ball often from West Brom players and went on to create goal bound opportunities through individual efforts.

Style of play: The Saints held more possession in West Brom's half and attacked through the center midfield.

West Bromwich Albion outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Ben Foster (seven points). Defender - Craig Dawson (6.43), Ahmed Hegazi (seven points), Jonny Evans (6.52), Kieran Gibbs (6.59). Midfielder - Jay Rodriguez (5.80), Grzegorz Krychowiak (6.21), Jake Livermore (6.35), Gareth Barry (6.32), Nacer Chadli (6.21).

Forward - Salomón Rondón (6.52). Used substitutes - Allan Nyom (6.42), Matt Phillips (5.82), Gareth McAuley (6.29).

Team's strength and weakness: The Baggies lost possession often to Southampton players.

Style of play: Tony Pulis' men largely attacked through the left wing, they favored long shots and long balls.

Man of the Match

Center back Maya Yoshida outstandingly manned Southampton's back line. The Japanese defender tackles and interceptions largely distracted West Brom attackers from utilizing their chances.

Both teams' week 10 matches

West Brom welcomes in-form Manchester City at the Hawthorns on Saturday 28 October. A day after, Southampton will slog it out with Brighton on the road.