SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton and West Bromwich Albion played out a 0-0 draw Saturday in the Premier League in Ronald Koeman's first home game in charge of the Saints.
Koeman brought in Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic to cushion the blow of losing Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert to Liverpool but neither could score at St Mary's.
West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster made the first real save of the game as he pushed away Serbia international Tadic's close-range effort. Tadic also wasted the best chance in the early stages of the second half with a tame shot at Foster.
Big-money summer signings Shane Long and Brown Ideye were left warming the Southampton and West Brom benches, respectively, before coming on but couldn't break through.