Saints soundly beaten at West Ham

London Stadium | Sat 04 May 3PM | Attendance: 59,961
Match Report Highlights

WHU vs Saints
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WHU vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints fall to defeat on final away day of the 2018/19 season
  • Ryan Fredericks converts West Ham's third in the second half
  • Arnautovic gives the home side a two-goal cushion 
  • Marko Arnautovic fires West Ham ahead in the 15th minute

Saints soundly beaten at West Ham

For the second season in succession, Southampton suffered a 3-0 defeat at London Stadium, as they were soundly beaten by West Ham in their final away game of the Premier League campaign. Our report.

16.57

FULL-TIME: West Ham 3-0 Saints

Not our day at the London Stadium as the hosts claim all three points and move into the top half of the Premier League table. Saints return to action at St Mary's on the final day to face already relegated Huddersfield. 

89’

Ward-Prowse delivery

Well dealt with by Balbuena, who was alive to the danger. Prowsey delivers the resulting corner, which is again cleared. It doesn't seem to be falling the way of Saints today.

87’

Perez tees up Arnautovic

The substitute did well down the right, cutting inside and finding the run of danger man Arnautovic, who had peeled off the back of Bednarek. He took one touch to steady himself, but curled the effort marginally wide.

83’

Arnautovic fires wide

On a hat-trick, the forward goes for a goal from a free-kick. Flies well wide of Forster's net. 

82’

West Ham United substitution: Lucas Pérez replaces Manuel Lanzini

Final change.

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79’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

78’

West Ham United substitution: Carlos Sánchez replaces Mark Noble

First appearance since September for Sánchez. 

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74’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Mario Lemina

Final change.

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Fredericks delivers killer blow

He linked well with substitute Jack Wilshere, whose cute flick found the full-back marauding forward down the right. It fell kindly for him, as Jack Stephens attempted to intercept, but the eventual shot was well executed, 

72’

GOAL

Ryan Fredericks (72’) | 3 0

Arnautovic double

Credit goes to Masuaku who got to the byline and stood an inviting ball up towards the back post. Forster attempted to clear, but inadvertently pushed the ball onto Jan Bednarek, before Arnautovic headed home from close range.

69’

GOAL

Marko Arnautovic (69’) | 2 0

68’

Shouts for a penalty

Shane Long goes down under the pressure of Fredericks, who got himself between man and ball. Referee uninterested, before Lanzini breaks up the opposite end, forcing a smart stop from Forster at his near post.

67’

West Ham United substitution: Jack Wilshere replaces Grady Diangana

First change for the hosts.

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66’

Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Stuart Armstrong

Second change of the afternoon, as James Ward-Prowse is introduced in place of Stu Armstrong.

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Pulling the strings

Long flicks the ball back for Redmond, who is Saints' biggest threat. The shot ricochets behind, before he gets another go from Bertrand's corner - Fabianski this time with the save. 

59’

Redmond finds Elyounoussi

Or at least he tries to, but the pass is cut out. Saints pressing here, with Redmond at the heart of everything. Elyounoussi was again found by Armstrong moments later, and the first touch is good, but he's quickly crowded out.

Last ditch tackle from Noble

Armstrong had burst through the centre, but the midfielder recovered well to win the ball. The tackle was perfectly timed, and needed to be, on the edge of his own area. 

51’

Bertrand corner causes concern

The full-back whips a ball centrally, which bypasses Long but finds Redmond lurking at the back post. The shot is diverted behind by Fredericks but Saints can't capitalise on the resulting corner. Positive start to the second period!

49’

Redmond effect

Saints already looking more effective in the final third, after the introduction of the substitute. He's linking well with both Armstrong and Long in these opening exchanges. 

47’

Southampton substitution: Danny Ings replaces Nathan Redmond

Half time change from Ralph Hasenhüttl in attack.

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HALF-TIME: West Ham 1-0 Saints

The visitors trail at the break, after Marko Arnautovic's opener. Not a huge amount separating the sides, but West Ham have been the more clinical in front of goal. 

Vital interception from Stephens

He turns the ball off the line, before Antonio strikes for a second time, which is well saved by Fraser Forster, bringing a close to a fairly uneventful first half.

44’

Heavens have opened ☔️

Big downpour at the London Stadium. Danny Ings tries to make something of Shane Long's flick, but it doesn't come off. Some promising passages of play here, but nothing incisive from the boys in yellow and blue. 

31’

Antonio shot

Competent save from Forster, low to his left. The shot never really troubled him, but needed intervention nonetheless. 

27’

Armstrong ventures forward

Neat interchange between the Scot and Elyounoussi, and is then fouled by Obiang. Ryan Bertand delivers, but it's cleared; only as far as Elyounoussi again, who tried to find Shane Long but Fabianksi intercepts.

23’

Forster saves from Lanzini

The Argentinian cuts inside and curls an effort at goal, which is fisted clear by Forster. He got enough on it to deter any further effort from a West Ham shit, as they begin to dominate chances created. 

Noble feeds Arnautovic

A mistake from Yan Valery is pounced upon by the Hammers captain, who plays a through ball into the path of Arnautovic, and he slides it beneath Fraser Forster.

15’

GOAL

Marko Arnautovic (15’) | 1 0

14’

Elyounoussi on the volley

He links well with Ryan Bertrand, cleverly flicks the ball over Diop, before firing goalward on the volley. Effort is wide of the mark, but good intent from the Norwegian. 

Ings on the charge

Danny Ings looks to get Saints on the front foot as he shuts down Fabianski. No real chances for the visitors, bar Armstrong's early effort. 

10’

Hammers threaten

Fairly scrappy opening, but the hosts are beginning to offer threat. Arnautovic tees up Diangana, who lets fly. The shot is well-blocked by Jack Stephens, who throws his body in the way.

6’

Armstrong effort

Danny Ings plays in Armstrong down the right, who had Shane Long for company but elected to go himself. The shot misses the target, but was a presentable early chance for the visitors, who look quick on the break.

5’

Hosts with possession

West Ham keeping the ball well, in fairly innocuous positions. Saints happy to soak up the pressure, before playing on the break...

We're off... 👊

West Ham get us under way at the London Stadium. Marko Arnautovic lays the ball back and the home side have possession in their own half...

15.01

Arrivals! 🎥👋

Watch as Southampton's players made their way into London Stadium earlier this afternoon. We're half-hour away from kick-off, so stick with us for all the live in-play action! 🙌

14.32

📍 London Stadium

Saints in the house! ❤️

14.20

4️⃣ changes!

Four changes from the side that played out an enthralling 3-3 draw with AFC Bournemouth a week ago; recalls for Stu Armstrong, Mario Lemina and Moi Elyounoussi, while Fraser Forster makes his first appearance of the 2018/19 season.

Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond are all available from the bench.

14.04

West Ham team

West Ham XI: Fabianski (GK), Balbuena, Arnautovic, Lanzini, Obiang, Noble (c), Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku, Antonio, Diangana. 

Subs: Adrián (GK), Zabaleta, Sánchez, Chicharito, Wilshere, Ogbonna, Pérez. 

14.00

Saints XI confirmed! 😇

Saints XI: Forster (GK), Stephens, Bednarek, Valery, Bertrand, Lemina, Højbjerg (c), Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Long, Ings.
Subs: Gunn (GK), Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Austin, Targett, Ramsay.

13.59

Pre-season confirmed! 🇦🇹🇮🇪🇲🇴

Southampton will be visiting Austria and Ireland for pre-season training camps this summer, while a Saints XI will also play a game in Macau, in preparation for the 2019/20 Premier League campaign!


Click here for all the details!

13.04
Southampton FC

WHAT A WAY TO REACH A PLAY-OFF FINAL! 🔥🔥🔥 😇↔️ #saintsfc

13.01

❤️ #SuperSaints ❤️

Here's what happened when Virgin Media and Southampton FC teamed up to surprise Redbridge Wanderers Youth FC earlier this week...

13.00

A peak inside 💛💙

We've got team news coming your way in an hour, but in the meantime, here's a sneak peak inside Southampton's dressing room this afternoon! 👀

12.57

Today's venue... 🏟

The London Stadium plays host to today's Premier League matchup; who makes your Saints starting XI? 😇

12.55
Photo by Matt Watson

Squad rotation?  🔁

With Premier League safety secured, Ralph Hasenhüttl says he is thinking of giving some other players an opportunity when Southampton visit West Ham United today. What’s on that piece of paper, boss… 🤔

Click here for the manager's pre-match thoughts!

12.52

Swat up for today's West Ham clash! 🤓

Get ready for Southampton's final Premier League away day at West Ham by checking out our in-depth match preview, in association with SportPesa. Click here!

12.21

The boss invites you to open training! 🙌

Ralph Hasenhüttl would like to invite you to an Open Training Session at St Mary's Stadium on Wednesday 8th April. 
Join us pitchside for an inside look at first-team training to see how they prepare for matches and how the Saints boss and his staff lead their sessions.

Click here for more info!

12.19
Southampton FC

LAST AWAY DAY OF 18/19! We’re in the capital, where are you today #SaintsFC fans? 😇🙌

12.14

Saints youngsters book PL2 play-off final place! 👏

Last night at St Mary's Southampton's Under-23s fought off Aston Villa to make it to the Premier League 2 play-final, where they'll face Newcastle United. Check out the best of the action! 😇

12.11

⏮ Rewind to last week's thriller!

Plenty of smiles at St Mary's last week! Take a look back at some of the best photos from our six-goal meeting with AFC Bournemouth.

12.09

Get the thoughts of the Saints boss! 😇

Watch as Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl previews today's Premier League meeting with West Ham.


12.05

we have two more games to focus on getting points and maybe we can climb one or two positions in the table. 

Ralph Hasenhüttl
Looking to close the season out on a high
12.01
Photo by Matt Watson

⚒🆚😇

It's matchday as Southampton travel to the capital to take on West Ham United, fresh from securing their Premier League safety. Ralph Hasenhüttl's men can breath easy after taking a significant point against AFC Bournemouth last time out, but will also be spurred on by the fact they can climb the league table considerably with a win; Saints could finish the day as high as 13th if other results go in their favour. Stay with us for build-up, live updates and free audio commentary! 🔴⚪

11.49

WHU vs Saints Line Ups

West Ham United

1
Lukasz Fabianski (GK)
24
Ryan Fredericks
4
Fabián Balbuena
26
Arthur Masuaku
23
Issa Diop
45
Grady Diangana
Jack Wilshere (68′)
10
Manuel Lanzini
Lucas Pérez (83′)
30
Michail Antonio
14
Pedro Obiang
16
Mark Noble (C)
Carlos Sánchez (78′)
7
Marko Arnautovic
13
Adrián
27
Lucas Pérez
5
Pablo Zabaleta
21
Angelo Ogbonna
15
Carlos Sánchez
17
Chicharito
19
Jack Wilshere

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
21
Ryan Bertrand
43
Yan Valery
5
Jack Stephens
11
Mohamed Elyounoussi
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
17
Stuart Armstrong
James Ward-Prowse (67′)
18
Mario Lemina
Oriol Romeu (75′)
9
Danny Ings
Nathan Redmond (45′)
7
Shane Long
22
Nathan Redmond
28
Angus Gunn
14
Oriol Romeu
16
James Ward-Prowse
10
Charlie Austin
66
Kayne Ramsay
33
Matt Targett

WHU vs Saints Match Stats

West Ham United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    56
    44
  • Shots
    17
    11
  • Shots on target
    6
    1
  • Corners
    2
    7
  • Passes Complete
    421
    293

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
1
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Chances Created
2
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Passes Completed
46
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
3
Yan Valery
Yan Valery
Clearances
4
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Saves
3
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster