Saints undone by first-half blitz

London Stadium | Sat 31 Mar 3PM | Attendance: 56,882
Match Report Highlights

WHU vs Saints Match Centre

WHU vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Joao Mario put the hosts ahead on the counter-attack.
  • Marko Arnautovic doubled the hosts advantage from Joao Mario's cross.
  • Arnautovic added a third in first-half stoppage time.
  • A bitterly disappointing day for Saints in the capital.

FULL TIME: West Ham 3-0 Saints

A bitterly disappointing day for Saints in the capital, as they fall to a 3-0 defeat against West Ham United in the Premier League.

+1’

Cresswell's acrobatic effort hits the bar

Joao Mario's free-kick is dinked to the edge of the area and Aaron Cresswell's volley on the stretch hits the crossbar.

88’

West Ham United substitution: Josh Cullen replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté

Young midfielder Josh Cullen replaces Cheikhou Kouyate for the final few minutes, where it remains 3-0 to the hosts.

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82’

Southampton substitution: Guido Carrillo replaces Charlie Austin

Final change as Charlie Austin makes way for Guido Carrillo in attack.

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80’

Yellow Card for Dušan Tadić (Southampton)

Dušan Tadić goes into the book for pulling back Chiekhou Kouyate as he broke down the right.

79’

West Ham United substitution: Jordan Hugill replaces Marko Arnautovic

David Moyes makes a change as the January signing from Preston North End comes on for Arnautovic.

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76’

West Ham come forward

Marko Arnautovic still hunting for a hat-trick as he takes the ball inside, watched closely by Jack Stephens, but he can only get a tame shot off.

66’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Nathan Redmond

A second change and it's out wide as Nathan Redmond departs for Sofiane Boufal.

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66’

Arnautovic goes close

Joao Mario cuts the ball back to the edge of the box where Marko Arnautovic waits, before curling a right-footed shot inches wide.

62’

Saints spell of pressure ends

Dušan Tadić swings the ball into the far post with a corner, Nathan Redmond is there but he can't direct his header to test Joe Hart under pressure.

58’

Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

Bertrand goes into the book after a late challenge on Joao Mario as a Southampton corner, earned by a deflected Charlie Austin shot, comes to nothing.

53’

Yellow Card for Mario Lemina (Southampton)

50’

A chance for Charlie Austin

Dušan Tadić breaks and Charlie Austin joins him in support, before seeing his shot deflect over for a corner.

47’

Saints corner comes in from Tadić...

Dušan Tadić swings in a corner but it's headed out and while the ball is recycled wide, it eventually runs out of play for a West Ham throw-in.

HT

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Manolo Gabbiadini

A change at the break from Mark Hughes, as Shane Long replaces Manolo Gabbiadini.

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Back under way. A lot of work to be done...

We're back going for the second-half here at the London Stadium, with Saints trailing West Ham...

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HALF TIME: West Ham 3-0 Saints

A nightmare half for Saints as the hosts take a three-goal lead into the break thanks to goals from Joao Mario and Marko Arnautovic (2).

Arnautovic adds a third

A sweeping West Ham move sees Arthur Masuaku swings in a cross and Marko Arnautovic finishes with a controlled side-footed volley.

+3’

GOAL

Marko Arnautovic (+3’) | West Ham United 3 0 Southampton

43’

Cresswell's cross loops over

Aaron Cresswell delivers a left-footed cross from a wide position which momentarily looks like it might trouble Alex McCarthy but it goes over.

38’

Mario's free-kick flies over

West Ham earn a free-kick on he left, Aaron Cresswell leaves it for Joao Mario but he curls the ball over the angle.

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30 minutes gone...

Half an hour gone and Saints are looking to find a way back into this one, after West Ham's fast start.

Arnautovic makes it two

Marko Arnautovic doubles the advantage for the hosts. Joao Mario's cross sees his header saved by Alex McCarthy, but he follows up to tap home.

16’

GOAL

Marko Arnautovic (16’) | West Ham United 2 0 Southampton

Mario puts the hosts ahead

Cheikhou Kouyate breaks away down the right after Mario Lemina loses possession, and his square ball to Joao Mario sees the Portuguese international smash the ball in the top corner. 😩

12’

GOAL

João Mário Naval Costa Eduardo (12’) | West Ham United 1 0 Southampton

8’

West Ham United substitution: Edimilson Fernandes replaces Michail Antonio

A blow for the hosts early on as Edimilson Fernandes comes on for the injured Michail Antonio.

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8’

Stoppage in play as Antonio receives treatment

After that shot which was blocked by Wesley Hoedt, Michail Antonio pulls up and he's going to have to come off here.

5’

Antonio looking a threat early on

Former Saints forward Michail Antonio has provided West Ham's main attacking threat thus far, as his shot from distance is blocked by Wesley Hoedt.

0’

We're under way!

Let's do this, Saints! 😇

Hughes on West Ham clash

Watch as Southampton boss Mark Hughes gives his pre-match thoughts ahead of today's meeting with West Ham.

14.42

Hear from Wesley Hoedt!

Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt gives his thoughts ahead of today's clash with West Ham United in the Premier League.

14.22

Saints arrive at London Stadium

Watch as the Southampton squad made their way into London Stadium ahead of a crucial Premier League clash with West Ham United.

14.21
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Saints line-up confirmed

Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Højbjerg, Lemina, Redmond, Tadić, Austin, Gabbiadini. 

Subs:
Forster, Yoshida, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Carrillo, Long.

14.00

The scene is set at the London Stadium...

We'll be bringing you the team news from the London Stadium at 2pm BST!

13.23

Quiz: Saints, West Ham, both or neither?

25 players! Can you correctly guess whether they played for Saints, West Ham, both or neither in our pre-match quiz? Take it here

12.11

Austin on return to training

Hear from Charlie Austin on his return to full training ahead of today's clash and the significance of the meeting with West Ham United in the Premier League. Mark Hughes says the striker is keen to be involved, but that he and his staff must be mindful that he has been out for some time. Full story here.

11.57

Last time at the London Stadium! 😇

Watch back the action from Southampton's 3-0 success against West Ham United last season, with Charlie Austin, Dušan Tadić and James Ward-Prowse all on the scoresheet.

10.38

pulling together is the most important thing. i heard charlie saying this as well, to put our minds in the same direction, it's the only thing we can do. if the fans are there and supporting us we have to give them something back by winning for them.

wesley hoedt
10.36

Hughes's West Ham preview

Watch as Southampton boss Mark Hughes gives his thoughts ahead of today's Premier League clash against West Ham United at London Stadium.

09.24

It's matchday!

We're back in action after the international break as Saints take on West Ham United in a crucial Premier League encounter at London Stadium.

Mark Hughes's men are looking to make it back-to-back wins after their FA Cup success and move out of the bottom three at the Hammers expense. We'll bring you build-up, match updates and free audio commentary right here.

09.19

WHU vs Saints Line Ups

West Ham United

25
Joe Hart (GK)
41
Declan Rice
21
Angelo Ogbonna
3
Aaron Cresswell
26
Arthur Masuaku
16
Mark Noble (C)
5
Pablo Zabaleta
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
Josh Cullen (89′)
18
João Mário
7
Marko Arnautovic
Jordan Hugill (80′)
30
Michail Antonio
Edimilson Fernandes (9′)
13
Adrián
31
Edimilson Fernandes
12
Jordan Hugill
33
Josh Cullen
39
Josh Pask
45
Grady Diangana
27
Patrice Evra

Southampton

13
Alex McCarthy (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand (C)
6
Wesley Hoedt
2
Cédric Soares
5
Jack Stephens
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Mario Lemina
11
Dusan Tadic
22
Nathan Redmond
Sofiane Boufal (67′)
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
Shane Long (45′)
10
Charlie Austin
Guido Carrillo (83′)
19
Sofiane Boufal
7
Shane Long
44
Fraser Forster
14
Oriol Romeu
3
Maya Yoshida
9
Guido Carrillo
16
James Ward-Prowse

WHU vs Saints Match Stats

West Ham United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    48
    52
  • Shots
    12
    9
  • Shots on target
    5
    0
  • Corners
    5
    9
  • Passes Complete
    261
    293

Top Saints Player Stats

Chances Created
2
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Passes Completed
48
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
4
Cédric
Cédric
Clearances
8
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy