Southampton beats West Brom with Lambert penalty

Rickie Lambert scored from a penalty in the last minute of the

game to give Southampton a 1-0 winning start to its Premier League

season at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Defender Luke Shaw was fouled in the penalty area by Yousouff

Mulumbu and Lambert, who scored on his England debut on Wednesday,

converted the penalty kick.

Southampton had come closest to scoring in a game that looked

set to finish goalless before the penalty, when captain Adam

Lallana had a goal disallowed for offside.

West Brom came close to scoring in the first half when

midfielder Graham Dorrans shot narrowly over from a free kick.