West Bromwich Albion suffered their second defeat of the week as they lost 1-0 to Southampton at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Jordy Clasie's first ever Premier League goal on 25 minutes was enough to take the points back to Hampshire and it's now three consecutive blanks for the Baggies, the first time it's happened this season.
Manager Tony Pulis was speaking to the Birmingham Mail after the game and his frustrations were palpable after they squandered a whole host of chances against Claude Puel's side: “Our stat man told me that’s nearly 40 shots on goal in two games,” confirmed the Welshman.
"I think we had 17 today. We’ve got to hit the target and be more clinical in front of goal. Southampton are a good side and created some chances themselves. But the last 20/25 minutes we really took over the game.
“That’s when you need a little bit of composure to put the ball in the back of the net. The chances are dropping to some of our best players. Chadli has one first half where he slashes at it - he’s better than that. Then you’ve got Matty Phillips when Mozza passes it back to him.
5 - West Brom have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League games against Southampton. Unfruitful.
“Matty can have a touch, but he tries to hit it first time. If he’d have been on top form and not had the injury and was full of confidence, he’d have had a touch and side footed it. He had enough time to touch it and side foot it into the net.
"Then Nyom’s chance, Hal’s chance and the keeper makes a great save off Daws at the end. There’s six or seven chances there that you expect us to score from.”
Albion have had a strong season to date, but they are in danger of undoing a lot of their good early work. They face Liverpool at the Hawthorns next Sunday and Pulis will be desperate for his players to react.