Last-gasp Austin penalty wins it

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 19 Aug 3.00PM | Attendance: 31,424
Match Report Highlights

Saints v WHU Match Centre

Saints v WHU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Gabbiadini fires Saints ahead after 11 minutes
  • Tadić doubles the lead from the spot
  • Marko Arnautović sent off for West Ham
  • Javier Hernández levels for West Ham

That's it!

What a game! Charlie Austin's late penalty earns all three points and our first Premier League win under Mauricio Pellegrino 😇

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GOALSCORER 10 Charlie Austin

GET IN!

YES! Austin converts! 

+1’

Penalty!

We have a penalty! Pablo Zabaleta is penalised for a push on Maya Yoshida. Spot kick to Saints.

90’

Redmond hits the bar!

Nathan Redmond fires a 25 yard effort at goal which deflects off a West Ham body and rattles the crossbar! So close. Three minutes added on. 

87’

Long denied!

Cedrić cuts the ball back from the right byline and Shane Long heads in, but the goal is ruled out for a foul on West Ham 'keeper Joe Hart. 

80’

Gabbiadini and Davis off / Long and Austin on

Southampton substitutions are proudly sponsored by our Official Energy and Utilities Partner, Utility.

75’

West Ham United substitution: Pedro Obiang replaces Declan Rice

Hernández equalises

Aaron Cresswell's cross is met by Diafra Sakho, whose header is brilliantly tipped onto the bar, but Hernández is there to convert another rebound.

73’

Goal

Javier Hernández Balcázar (73’) | Southampton 2 2 West Ham United

71’

West Ham United substitution: Diafra Sakho replaces Michail Antonio

71’

West Ham United substitution: Edimilson Fernandes replaces André Ayew

67’

James Ward-Prowse on for Mario Lemina

Southampton substitutions are proudly sponsored by our Official Energy and Utilities Partner, Utility.

61’

Tadić denied by Hart

Dušan Tadić cuts onto his left foot on the corner of the area, and sends in a well-struck shot, but Joe Hart gets down to divert it clear.

60’

Hernández off target from distance

A loose ball drops to Javier Hernàndez 25 yards out, but he slices his strike a couple of yards wide of the far post.

59’

So close from Manolo!

A brilliant long-range effort from Manolo Gabbiadini, but his left-footed strike from distance hits the top of the bar and goes over.

54’

Penalty appeals turned down for Hammers

The visitors want a spot kick, claiming André Ayew's header hit the arm of Jack Stephens, but referee Lee Mason waves play on.

52’

Forster denies Hernández

The Saints keeper dives to his left to tip the Mexican's delivery from the wing round the post, after it looked as though it could curl straight in.

52’

Cédric fires wide

The right-back has been a threat today, but he fires wide from an angle after being slipped in by a pass from Dušan Tadić.

45’

We're back under way!

We're off and running again. Come on, Saints!

HT

HALF TIME: Southampton 2-1 West Ham

What a half! Saints led through Manolo Gabbiadini, before Marko Arnautović was sent off for the visitors. Dušan Tadić's penalty made it 2-0, but Javier Hernández pulled one back just before the interval.

Hernández gets West Ham back in it

Fraser Forster saves an angled shot from Michail Antonio, but Javier Hernández is on hand to convert the rebound for the ten men of the Hammers.

44’

Goal

Javier Hernández Balcázar (44’) | Southampton 2 1 West Ham United

GOALSCORER 11 Dušan Tadić

TADIĆ MAKES IT TWO!

Dušan Tadić doubles our advantage from the penalty spot, rolling the ball down the middle, after Steven Davis was brought down by José Fonte! GET IN!

37’

GOOOAL!!!

Dušan Tadić (37’) | Southampton 2 0 West Ham United

33’

Red Card for Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United)

West Ham are down to ten men, as Arnautović is shown red for using a raised arm on Jack Stephens.

What a finish that was! 🔥

Manolo Gabbiadini with a sensational strike to fire Saints in front.

15’

Yellow Card for Dušan Tadić (Southampton)

It's a caution for Tadić, for a foul on Javier Hernández.

GOALSCORER 20 Manolo Gabbiadini

GET IN! MANOLO!

YESSSSSSSSS! Nathan Redmond with a lovely pass in behind to find Gabbiadini and he strokes a first-time shot across goal, beating Joe Hart and finding the far corner.

10’

GOOOAL!!!

Manolo Gabbiadini (10’) | Southampton 1 0 West Ham United

9’

Arnautović wastes a good chance

Former Saints player Michail Antonio slides a beautiful pass through for Marko Arnautović, who gets in behind the defence, but he fires wide of the near post from a brilliant position. A bit of an escape for Saints there.

0’

We're under way!

Saints get us started here at St Mary's! Let's go, boys! 😇

Warm up ✅

All of the pre-match preparation is complete. Kick off is just around the corner!

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Photo by Matt Watson

Let's go 💪

Mario Lemina and the rest of the Southampton squad head out to warm-up at St Mary's. 

14.31

And the opposition...

West Ham starting XI: Hart, Reid, Cresswell, Fonte, Zabaleta, Arnautović, Noble (c), Hernandez, Ayew, Antonio, Rice

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Photo by Matt Watson

Team news!

Saints starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis (c), Romeu, Lemina, Redmond, Tadić, Gabbiadini.

14.00
Photo by Matt Watson

Snapchat takeover! 🙈😂

Charlie Austin took control of our official Snapchat ahead of kick-off earlier today! Head over to 'SouthamptonFC' to check it out. 

13.55

Watch as the players head in!

Our cameras were on hand as the Saints players arrived at St Mary's for today's game.

12.54

together – the players and the fans – we have to be as a unit to try to win the game.

mauricio pellegrino
southampton manager
12.39

The players head in!

The Southampton squad is already at St Mary's for this afternoon's fixture, and our photographer was on hand as they arrived.

12.18

Saints practise their finishing

Mauricio Pellegrino had his players working on their finishing in training this week, and there were plenty of great goals and great saves!

11.59

Saints back in action at St Mary's

It's matchday again at St Mary's! Southampton host West Ham in the Premier League, and we'll be bringing you all the action here on Matchday Live throughout the day.

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Saints v WHU Line Ups

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida
5
Jack Stephens
21
Ryan Bertrand
11
Dusan Tadic
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
18
Mario Lemina
James Ward-Prowse (65′)
8
Steven Davis (C)
Shane Long (80′)
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
Charlie Austin (80′)
13
Alex McCarthy
10
Charlie Austin
16
James Ward-Prowse
19
Sofiane Boufal
38
Sam McQueen
35
Jan Bednarek
7
Shane Long

West Ham United

25
Joe Hart (GK)
4
José Fonte
21
Angelo Ogbonna
3
Aaron Cresswell
5
Pablo Zabaleta
7
Marko Arnautovic
20
André Ayew
Edimilson Fernandes (68′)
30
Michail Antonio
Diafra Sakho (68′)
41
Declan Rice
Pedro Obiang (76′)
16
Mark Noble (C)
17
Chicharito
14
Pedro Obiang
13
Adrián
15
Diafra Sakho
26
Arthur Masuaku
22
Sam Byram
31
Edimilson Fernandes

Saints v WHU Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

West Ham United
  • Possession (%)
    66
    34
  • Shots
    14
    16
  • Shots on target
    5
    8
  • Corners
    7
    2
  • Passes Complete
    487
    192

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Shots On Target
2
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Chances Created
4
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Passes Completed
90
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Tackles
2
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Clearances
6
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
6
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster