Report: Saints 1-3 West Ham United

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 04 Feb 3.00PM | Attendance: 31,891
Match Report Highlights

Saints v WHU Match Centre

Saints v WHU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Sofiane Boufal goes off injured midway through the second half
  • Pedro Obiang turned the game before Mark Noble's free-kick extended the Hammers' lead
  • Andy Carroll levels two minutes after Saints went ahead
  • Manolo Gabbiadini scores on his debut to put Saints in front
Photo by Matt Watson

Disappointment for Saints

Despite a debut to remember for Manolo Gabbbiadini, it's defeat for Southampton who conceded a third goal in the second half which they had no answer to.

+5’

FULL TIME

Southampton 1-3 West Ham United

+4’

Redmond shoots over

The frontman goes for goal form distance, but his effort goes off target.

+3’

Gabbiadini heads over

Ward-Prowse and Cédric combine with the former crossing into the area, where Gabbiadini produces a diving header which goes over.

+1’

Antonio smashes wide

The winger advances down the right and fires a low strike wide of the left post.

90’

Five minutes added on

Stoppage time allocated by the match officials.

90’

West Ham United substitution: Jonathan Calleri replaces Sofiane Feghouli

Final change for the visitors.

89’

Davis denied

The midfielder gets the ball out of his feet before shooting low towards goal and Randolph dives across to keep it out.

88’

Ward-Prowse fires over

A free-kick from the midfielder on the right side goes over the crossbar.

87’

Yellow Card for Winston Reid (West Ham United)

The West Ham man is booked for persistent dissent.

85’

Cédric shoots over

The full back takes matters into his own hands from distance, but his shot clears the crossbar.

84’

Not much falling for Saints

The visitors play for time while not many decisions are going the way of the hosts either.

81’

Bertrand offside

The full back breaks into the Hammers half, but is flagged by the match official as he tried to make a break forward.

79’

Yellow Card for Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United)

The full back is cautioned for time-wasting.

Searching for a way through

Cédric moves the ball forward as Saints continue to push for a way back into the game.

77’

Close from Yoshida

The defender goes up for an acrobatic effort from a delivery on the left, but sees his effort go over the crossbar.

77’

Redmond denied

The frontman goes up for a header which is blocked and then cleared behind for a corner.

74’

Davis goes for goal

Long range shot from the captain which arrows towards goal and Randolph does well to keep hold of it, with Saints players ready to pounce on any rebound.

72’

Long takes aim

Shane Long receives Gabbiadini's pass down the right side, and the smashes a low shot narrowly past the left post.

70’

West Ham United substitution: James Collins replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté

70’

Ward-Prowse denied

A good move from Saints down the right sees Davis find Cédric whose cross for the midfielder, was headed at goal by Ward-Prowse, and Randolph tips the ball over.

67’

Ward-Prowse free-kick collected

The midfielder whips in another testing delivery, but Randolph is underneath it.

63’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Sofiane Boufal

A second change of the afternoon for Saints.

62’

Boufal down

The Moroccan has stayed grounded following a foul on him just inside the Saints half. He then makes his way off the pitch to receive further treatment.

60’

Close from Gabbiadini

The ball falls to the striker as the clearance from Boufal's cross falls to him, but his shot flies over Randolph's crossbar.

56’

Concern for Feghouli

The midfielder stays down following a clash of heads with Ryan Bertrand.

55’

West Ham United substitution: Manuel Lanzini replaces Andy Carroll

A first change for the visitors.

54’

Davis goes for goal

The midfielder strides forward and takes a shot from distance, but his effort goes well over the bar.

Noble's free-kick goes in

The Hammers captain fires a shot in from the left side of the area, which appears to take a deflection on its way into the back of the net.

51’

GOAL

Mark Noble (51’) | Southampton 1 3 West Ham United

50’

Better from Saints

A swift move down the left sees Boufal, Redmond and Bertrand combine to tee up Gabbiadini, but the striker's shot is blocked inside the area.

48’

Gabbiadini flagged

The striker gets a firm connection to a header at goal which Randolph saves, but a free-kick goes against the striker for a foul.

47’

Ward-Prowse takes aim

The resulting free-kick sees Ward-Prowse attempt to whip in a shot at the near post,which Randolph turns past the post.

46’

Redmond involved immmediately

The substitute makes his presence felt with a run down the left where he is brought down by Kouyaté.

HT

Saints take kick-off

Gabbiadini gets the match restarted for the hosts.

HT

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Jay Rodriguez

First change for Claude Puel's side.

HT

Teams return

Both sets of players make their way onto the pitch, and there'll be a change for the start of the second half for Saints.

First half action

A selection of images from the opening 45 minutes at St Mary's.

HT

Half Time analysis

Saints took the lead with a goal to remember on his debut for Manolo Gabbiadini. Two strikes from the Hammers have turned the game on its head, but Saints still very much in this one.

+2’

HALF TIME

Southampton 1-2 West Ham United

+1’

Ward-Prowse goes close

the midfielder strikes a low shot from Romeu's pass on the edge of the area, but Randolph gets down quickly to block it at his right post.

45’

Two minutes added on

Stoppage time allocated by the match officials.

Obiang puts the Hammers in front

A low drilled shot from the midfielder flies into the bottom right corner.

44’

GOAL

Pedro Obiang (44’) | Southampton 1 2 West Ham United

42’

Gabbiadini flicks wide

The striker gets a header onto Cédric's cross, but the ball flies wide and out of play.

39’

Nervous moment for the hosts

Cresswell's cross from the left isn't dealt with, and Feghouli rescues the move on the byline before dragging the ball out of play as he attempted to beat Forster from a narrow angle.

35’

Loose from Feghouli

The Hammers man attempts a breakaway, but his pass has too much on it and goes out of play on the right.

34’

Tactical switch from the hosts

Rodriguez and Gabbiadini form a strike partnership with Boufal and Ward-Prowse taking up wide positions.

32’

Snodgrass teases Saints

The winger cuts in from the left and delivers an awkward cross into the area, which Forster does well to hold on to.

30’

Romeu makes the challenge

The Saints man tracks the run of Antonio all the way before easing the ball back to Forster.

29’

Cresswell goes for goal

The full back collects a cross at the far post and controls a low shot towards the Saints goal, which Forster makes a comfortable save from.

27’

Reid makes the clearance

Winston Reid puts a block on Gabbiadini's break as Davis sought to pick him out with a lofted pass forward.

Gabbiadini's strike

The moment Manolo Gabbiadini scored his debut goal for Southampton.

20’

Teasing cross from Bertrand

Saints continue to press forward as they overload in attack. Bertrand delivers a dangerous cross into the area, but it narrowly misses Boufal.

18’

Concern for Kouyaté

The Hammers man stays down following a collision down the right, but soon returns to his feet as play resumes.

16’

Two goals in as many minutes

Frantic action at St Mary's as Gabbiadini's strike is quickly cancelled out by Andy Carroll's effort. The game remains very open at this stage.

Carroll levels

The striker latches onto Obiang's pass and slides the ball beyond Forster to equalise.

14’

GOAL

Andy Carroll (14’) | Southampton 1 1 West Ham United

GOALSCORER 20 Manolo Gabbiadini

On his debut!

The new signing collects a fine pass from Rodriguez on the left side and then smashes a low shot in off the post to put Saints in front.

11’

GOOOAL!!!

Manolo Gabbiadini (11’) | Southampton 1 0 West Ham United

7’

Open start to the game

End-to-end action at St Mary's so far, with both teams looking to make an impression early on.

3’

Ward-Prowse with the shot

A break led by Steven Davis leads to a cross which is cleared as far as Ward-Prowse, whose controlled shot is gathered by Randolph low to his right.

1’

Early defending from the hosts

Maya Yoshida averts the danger with a header back to Fraser Forster, under pressure from Antonio.

West Ham take kick-off

The Hammers, through former Saint Michail Antonio, get the game under way.

15.00

Teams are out

The players make their way onto the pitch at St Mary's.

14.58

Previous clash

Ahea dof kick-off, watch the goals back from Saints' 3-0 win over the Hammers earlier this season.

14.45

West Ham team news

Starting XI: Randolph, Reid, Fonte, Obiang, Cresswell, Noble (c), Kouyaté, Antonio, Feghouli, Snodgrass, Carroll

Subs: Adrian (GK), Lanzini, Collins, Fletcher, Calleri, Fernandes, Quina

14.02

Southampton team announced

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis (c), Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Rodriguez, Gabbiadini
Subs: Taylor (GK), Clasie, Højbjerg, Gardos, McQueen, Redmond, Long

14.02

IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US. WE DIDN'T GET GOOD RESULTS RECENTLY AND ALSO THEY ARE JUST ABOVE US, SO IT'S MASSIVE GAME AND WE NEED TO WIN TODAY.

MAYA YOSHIDA
SOUTHAMPTON DEFENDER
13.37

Players meet the fans

The Saints squad greet supporters awaiting at St Mary's.

13.26
Photo by Matt Watson

Team news in an hour

Find out who's in Southampton's starting eleven at 2pm GMT.

13.00

Players arrive

View images from St Mary's as the Southampton players make their way into the stadium for today's game.

12.30

Bertrand on Hammers test

Ryan Bertrand played in the team's win over West Ham back in September. Find out what he had to say about today's game in this clip.

12.16

New arrivals

Deadline day signings Mouez Hassen and Manolo Gabbiadini arrived at Staplewood on Thursday. Watch footage from their first day at the club.

11.53
Photo by Matt Watson

Steven Davis features in SAINTS

The club captain has spoken exclusively to our matchday magazine for today's game. Not at St Mary's today? Secure a copy from saintsmagazines.co.uk

11.43

The Inside Track

Find out more about this afternoon's opponents with insight from Recorder Newspapers' West Ham correspondent, Dave Evans. Read it here.

11.34

I REMEMBER THEY PLAYED SOME REALLY GOOD FOOTBALL AND PLAYED SOME GOOD AWAY GAMES AND THEN I SEE THEY ARE BELOW US IN THE TABLE. IT WILL BE A TOUGH GAME FOR US AND FOR THEM.

SLAVEN BILIĆ
WEST HAM UNITED MANAGER
11.23

Opposition View

West Ham boss Slaven Bilić praised Southampton's philosophy ahead of today's game. Read his thoughts here.

11.20

IT'S IMPORTANT TO COME BACK WITH A GOOD START, A GOOD FIST HALF. IT WAS NOT THIS AGAINST SWANSEA. WE PRODUCED A GOOD SECOND HALF THERE, BUT IT WAS NOT SUFFICIENT.

CLAUDE PUEL
SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
11.11

Puel previews West Ham

We spoke with Saints boss Claude Puel earlier in the week to get his thoughts on today's fixture.

11.06

Preparing for the Hammers

Watch footage from training at Staplewood Campus ahead of this afternoon's game at St Mary's.

10.58

It's matchday!

Get ready for this afternoon's game by watching our preview.

10.53

Saints v WHU Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida
24
Jack Stephens
16
James Ward-Prowse
8
Steven Davis (C)
14
Oriol Romeu
19
Sofiane Boufal
Shane Long (63′)
9
Jay Rodriguez
Nathan Redmond (45′)
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
28
Stuart Taylor
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
38
Sam McQueen
7
Shane Long
22
Nathan Redmond
5
Florin Gardos
4
Jordy Clasie

West Ham United

1
Darren Randolph (GK)
23
José Fonte
2
Winston Reid
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
James Collins (71′)
3
Aaron Cresswell
16
Mark Noble (C)
11
Robert Snodgrass
7
Sofiane Feghouli
Jonathan Calleri (91′)
14
Pedro Obiang
9
Andy Carroll
Manuel Lanzini (56′)
30
Michail Antonio
31
Edimilson Fernandes
28
Jonathan Calleri
19
James Collins
24
Ashley Fletcher
36
Domingos Quina
13
Adrián
10
Manuel Lanzini

Saints v WHU Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

West Ham United
  • Possession (%)
    55
    45
  • Shots
    21
    6
  • Shots on target
    7
    4
  • Corners
    3
    2
  • Passes Complete
    388
    296

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Manolo Gabbiadini
Manolo Gabbiadini
Shots On Target
4
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Chances Created
3
Cédric
Cédric
Passes Completed
56
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Tackles
4
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
7
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster