Brentford were superb in the first half as they took a 1-0 lead into the break against Southampton.
The west Londoners produced their usual affair of attacking football and, while the Saints repelled them for 40 minutes, Lasse Vibe opened the scoring.
Going forward and defending, Dean Smith's side were on top form and fully deserved their 1-0 advantage.
Below are some half-time player ratings after 45 minutes at Griffin Park.
Dan Bentley – Made two good saves to deny Charlie Austin and Shane Long 8
Maxime Colin – A standard performance from the Frenchman 8
Rico Henry – Defended very well. A scuffed shot was a mild disappointment. 8
John Egan – Led the side very well. 8
Yoann Barbet – He loves a slide tackle and was at his normal high standard. 8
Kamo Mokotjo – An excellent home debut from the South African. He got himself in the right place at the right time. 9
Josh McEachran – A usual range of passing on display. 8
Romaine Sawyers – A delightful ball to Sergi Canos in the build up to Brentford's opener. 8
Sergi Canos – A fantastic first touch in the lead up to the Bees' opener. 8
Lasse Vibe – Southampton struggled to contain him and he deserved his goal. 8
Jota – A Jota-esque performance. 8