Anderson double sinks Saints

St Mary's Stadium | Thu 27 Dec 7.45PM | Attendance: 31,654
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs WHU
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Saints vs WHU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints were unable to find reply, as West Ham gained maximum spoils
  • Anderson's quick-fire double gave the visitors the advantage.
  • Felipe Anderson netted an impressive equaliser from distance.
  • Nathan Redmond fired Saints into the lead five minutes into the second period.

Anderson double sinks Saints

Southampton were denied a third straight Premier League victory by a second-half turnaround inspired by the Brazilian magic of Felipe Anderson at St Mary’s. Read our report here.

21.55

FULL-TIME: Saints 1-2 West Ham

A frustrating evening for the home side, who took the lead early in the second period through Nathan Redmond. But a quick-fire double from Felipe Anderson, who was a threat all evening, stole the points for West Ham - who move into the top half of the table.

+1’

West Ham United substitution: Arthur Masuaku replaces Robert Snodgrass

Final change for the visitors. 

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90’

4️⃣ minutes added...

Saints have four additional minutes to make an impact on the scoreline. 

88’

Anderson at it again

The forward has been a threat all game, as he rounds Yan Valery and forces a good save from McCarthy at his near post. The corner is cleared with ease by Long, but it's eating into our time.

86’

Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Mario Lemina

Final change for Saints. 

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82’

Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)

81’

Immediate impact

Austin holds his man off in the box, before working an angle for the shot. It's charged down, but nearly falls to Redmond, before Fabianski is able to claim. 

80’

Austin enters the fray

He's scored twice in his past three appearances. The striker replaces Maya Yoshida, as Saints revert to a 4-4-2 for the final 10 minutes. 

79’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Maya Yoshida

We're into the final 10, very attacking change for Saints...

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Targett a threat

Targett continues to deliver from the left, but no takers. Saints are threatening, chasing down this deficit, but no joy yet. The latest effort, another low cross, is again cleared.

75’

What a save that is...

Mario Lemina was in one on one with Fabianski, and the goalkeeper claws away the his shot at full stretch. Redmond was involved in the build up, and was incidentally offside. 

68’

Long released down the right

Armstrong, whose range of passing has been impressive tonight, swept the ball brilliantly into the path of the Irishman, but he didn't have the support to continue the move. West Ham break with Anderson, who slid the ball towards Pérez, but the shot is charged down well by Vestergaard.

64’

Targett cross

Wonderful delivery from the left from the full-back, fizzed low, with an onrushing Shane Long stretching to get something on it. He doesn't, but Saints have a corner - which Fabianski catches. 

61’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Danny Ings

First change of the night for the hosts.

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Anderson doubles his tally

That's three goals in the space of eight second-half minutes. A quick break from the visitors pays dividends, as Antonio releases Anderson, with a West Ham overload down the right, and he fires emphatically past the onrushing McCarthy for the lead.

59’

GOAL

Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes (59’) | 1 2

Armstrong curler

It's livening up now! The midfielder worked the ball in-field, spotted goal from 20 yards, and bent an effort towards Fabianski's top right. The Hammers stopper was equal to it, with an acrobatic save.

Anderson equaliser

As quickly as Saints had themselves in front, the visitors are level. Anderson from distance, drove the ball low into McCarthy's right corner, before the stopper could react. 

53’

GOAL

Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes (53’) | 1 1

53’

GET INNNNN

Nathan Redmond puts us ahead! Oriol Romeu's shot had been fumbled, and the Saints winger was quickest to react, forcing the ball - and himself - over the line. 

50’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (50’) | 1 0

HT

Redmond get us under way...

We're back for the second half here at St Mary's, greeted by a big roar from the Saints faithful! 🎼

No changes to either side...

HALF-TIME: Saints 0-0 West Ham

Goalless at the break. There was chances for both sides to break the deadlock, but neither able to as the first 45 minutes draws to a close. Saints enjoying the best of the possession, but will need a bit more creativity in the final third to break down an organised West Ham side!

Lively end to the half

Edging towards the break now. Michail Antonio's latest effort was blocked by his own man, while Saints went down the other end and had a chance with Ings in the area, who couldn't get the ball out of his feet in time to find the run of Redmond. West Ham broke, but Snodgrass curled his effort wide, off balance. 

Romeu influence

Neat work in midfield from Romeu, he won the ball, drew the foul, but carried on regardless as the ball was worked to Targett. Deep left-footed cross from the full-back, which was awkwardly cleared high, as Danny Ings was manhandled in the area. Nothing given. 

Valery threat

Another solid half hour from the young wing-back, who is being encouraged to get forward often. The latest opportunity, a wide pass from Redmond, was slightly weighty. But the teenager is giving Cresswell something to think about.

Armstrong beats Cresswell

The midfielder skips past Cresswell on the right, taking over from Yan Valery, and sends the ball deep towards the back post run of Matt Targett, who gets beaten in the air. Both sides creating. 

23’

Huge chance!

The overlapping run of Cresswell down the left caught Saints out, and he squared the ball accurately to the feet of Lucas Pérez, who took a touch, before fumbling the shot and watching it trickle wide. Very presentable chance, central, eight yards from goal.

20’

Armstrong effort

Good build up play from the hosts, who were patient, working the ball from left to right. Armstrong cut inside, worked it onto his left foot, and tried to bend it into the far corner. Few yards wide in the end.

18’

First spell of pressure

The visitors are beginning to offer threat now. Felipe Anderson whipped the ball into the area, which was met by the head of Grady Diangana, but the ball rather glanced off his head. No direction or power in the effort. Snodgrass then tried his luck from distance, but McCarthy claimed. 

12’

Good passage

Saints keeping the ball confidently, always looking to drive forward. The front three look to be linking well. Still no clear sights of goal, but the home side on top here.

8’

Two corners wasted

The visitors had two corners in quick succession, neither particularly effective. Jan Bednarek clears the danger, and Saints reclaim possession.

6’

Big tackle from Romeu 💪

That'll get the fans going! Our captain puts in a big challenge on Diop, and wins the ball cleanly. West Ham come again down the right. But Matt Targett is in charge of the situation.

3’

Ings pokes wide

Another opening inside the first couple of minutes! Danny Ings had wriggled free in the box, evading two challenges, before poking the ball into the side netting. Plenty of purpose in Saints' play during these opening exchanges. 

High press 😅

Saints straight on the chase, looking full of energy. Stuart Armstrong fed the ball wonderfully through to Matt Targett, on the move. Who squared it to Redmond, but the shot was straight at Fabianksi, who saved. Decent move, though!

19.47

Let's go, Saints! 👊

We're under way here at St Mary's with Robert Snodgrass. Saints shooting from left to right, as we look at it. Fans in full festive voice, this should be a cracker! Stay tuned for all the live updates... 😇

19.44

Tonight's captain 👊

In the absence of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Oriol Romeu has assumed the captain's armband for tonight! Warm-ups are now complete, and we're 15 minutes away from kick-off here at St Mary's. 

19.32

1️⃣ change

Just the one - enforced - change for Ralph Hasenhüttl this evening, as the suspended Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is replaced by Mario Lemina. Moi Elyounoussi and James Ward-Prowse both provide options from the bench.

18.49

WEST HAM XI  

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Cresswell (c), Anderson, Snodgrass, Obiang, Ogbonna, Diop, Pérez, Antonio, Rice, Diangana. 

Subs: Adrián, Carroll, Noble, Masuaku, Silva, Coventry. 

18.45

🚨SAINTS XI REVEALED 🚨

Saints XI: McCarthy; Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Valery, Romeu (c), Lemina, Armstrong, Targett; Redmond, Ings. 
Subs: Gunn, Stephens, Long, Austin, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Ramsay. 

18.45

😍😍😍

The calm before the storm... The stage is set here at St Mary's, as we prepare to welcome a capacity crowd! It's two wins from three as the Ralph Hasenhüttel era begins to gathers pace, can we make it three on the bounce tonight? 🤞

17.31

we have taken confidence, but we stay on with our way of not leaning back, and try to keep the intensity high.

Ralph Hasenhüttl
Southampton FC manager
17.24

MERRY XMAS! 🎁

A very Merry Christmas from all at Southampton FC. We hope you are all having a wonderful festive period, and are able to tune into tonight's action, either from St Mary's itself, or wherever you're able to follow!

17.14

Boxing Day specials! ⚽

There's some cracking Saints goals from years gone by in this festive selection...

17.05

Hasenhüttl's full Hammers preview 🗣

We're a few hours away from kick-off here at St Mary's, so why not have a watch of what the manager had to say ahead of another crucial Premier League encounter! 

17.00

SAINTS: Returning Romeu stars in West Ham edition 📕

Oriol Romeu is the cover star as our matchday programme returns for today's Hammers visit.The midfielder opens up about life out of the team and why he’s so determined to impress new boss Ralph Hasenhüttl... 

Pick up your programme from at St Mary’s for just £4, or online here. 

16.53

Tactical Watch: Nathan Redmond 

Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe takes a look at how Nathan Redmond has added goals and assists to his game since the arrival of new Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl...

16.43

Inside Track: West Ham 

We spoke to West Ham correspondent Dave Evans from Recorder Newspapers to get the view from the opposition ahead of the Hammers' visit to St Mary's. Read up here!

16.34

Get clued up! 🤓

Everything you need to know about West Ham, with a host of facts and stats to get you geared up for tonight's clash. Click here.

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16.28

Xmas day training! 🎁🎄

The hard work doesn't stop over the festive period! Check out a selection of training shots from Christmas Day's Staplewood session...

16.24

Hasenhüttl relishing St Mary's return 

His first taste of St Mary's was a memorable one, and Ralph Hasenhüttl is hoping tonight's experience will provide more special memories... Read our pre-match chat here!

16.20

IT'S MATCHDAY! 💫

Welcome from St Mary's... We're back in action tonight, as we go for three Premier League wins in a row!


West Ham are the visitors for this evening's game, and we'll be with you all the way through with the build-up, in-game updates and live audio commentary.

16.10

Saints vs WHU Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
3
Maya Yoshida
Charlie Austin (80′)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
18
Mario Lemina
Mohamed Elyounoussi (87′)
33
Matt Targett
14
Oriol Romeu (C)
43
Yan Valery
9
Danny Ings
Shane Long (62′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
22
Nathan Redmond
66
Kayne Ramsay
5
Jack Stephens
10
Charlie Austin
16
James Ward-Prowse
7
Shane Long
28
Angus Gunn
11
Mohamed Elyounoussi

West Ham United

1
Lukasz Fabianski (GK)
23
Issa Diop
3
Aaron Cresswell (C)
21
Angelo Ogbonna
30
Michail Antonio
41
Declan Rice
45
Grady Diangana
Andy Carroll (55′)
14
Pedro Obiang
11
Robert Snodgrass
Arthur Masuaku (92′)
8
Felipe Anderson
27
Lucas Pérez
Mark Noble (78′)
26
Arthur Masuaku
13
Adrián
9
Andy Carroll
32
Xande Silva
54
Conor Coventry
16
Mark Noble

Saints vs WHU Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

West Ham United
  • Possession (%)
    46
    54
  • Shots
    11
    16
  • Shots on target
    5
    5
  • Corners
    4
    6
  • Passes Complete
    314
    376

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Shots On Target
3
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Chances Created
3
Matt Targett
Matt Targett
Passes Completed
46
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
Tackles
7
Matt Targett
Matt Targett
Clearances
7
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
3
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy