Premier League

  • M. Yoshida 9’
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07/02/2016
Premier League
St. Mary's Stadium
Attendance 29,161

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! Southampton take a big step towards European football, with the Saints slipping to within two points of West Ham in the Premier League table. An early goal from Yoshida proved to be just enough, with Koeman's men holding out for the win despite a red card for Wanyama. That's all that we h
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! Southampton head into the interval with a 1-0 lead, given to them in the early stages by Yoshida. West Ham have since come back into the contest, with Forster kept alert by a few close-range headed efforts from Reid. This clash, which is vital in terms of securing European football, is fa
    • 0'
      West Ham substitutes: Randolph, Carroll, Obiang, O'Brien, Byram, Emenike, Oxford.
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      West Ham starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Tomkins, Collins, Reid, Cresswell; Noble, Song; Antonio, Payet, Moses; Valencia.
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      Southampton substitutes: Tadic, Romeu, Martina, Ward-Prowse, Juanmi, Stekelenburg, Austin.
    • 0'
      Southampton starting line-up (3-4-3): Forster; Yoshida, Van Dijk, Fonte; Cedric, Wanyama, Clasie, Bertrand; Long, Pelle, Mane.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: James Tomkins continues at right-back, with Sam Byram named on the bench. Alex Song and Mark Noble will provide the basis for the likes of Victor Moses, Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio to support lone striker Enner Valencia. Andy Carroll and Emmanuel Emenike are including among the subs
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Maya Yoshida comes into the starting line-up for the hosts, with Dusan Tadic dropping to the bench as a result. Oriol Romeu also takes a spot among the substitutes, with Jordy Clasie and Victor Wanyama holding in midfield. Graziano Pelle is given the nod to start up top ahead of January s
    • 0'
      The hosts are unbeaten during their last four matches, with the Saints able to even hold title challengers Arsenal to a 0-0 stalemate at the Emirates last time out. The Hammers, meanwhile, have only recorded one win on the road in their last eight competitive fixtures away from Upton Park.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of West Ham's away visit to face Southampton, as Slaven Bilic's men look to keep the pace up during their chase towards European football. The Saints need to pick up three points this evening, as they currently sit five points adrift of tonight's opponents in seven
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half! The hosts need a win here tonight in order to close the points gap between themselves and the Hammers, with Bilic's men able to press into fifth place with victory at St. Mary's.
    • 3'
      Long is released in behind, courtesy of a lovely flick around the corner from Pelle, but Reid covers across to concede a corner voluntarily. Bertrand takes short, before a secondary delivery into the box is headed clear by Moses. Southampton are on the front foot from the off.
    • 5'
      West Ham are yet to really break out of their own half and threaten, with Bilic's men happy to take the sting out of the game with a bit of slow possession. Mane tries to slide Long in behind enemy lines, but the Republic of Ireland international hasn't got the legs to get on the end of the pass bef
    • 7'
      Southampton win themselves another corner on the left-hand side, with a looping back-post delivery dealt with easily by Song. The ex-Barcelona man tries to feed a run by Valencia, but Wanyama tracks back brilliantly to cut the attack short. Koeman's men are on top and exerting the early pressure.
    • 9'
      G M. Yoshida Assist V. Wanyama
    • 9'
      The former Celtic midfielder did well to hold his nerve in the penalty area, keeping his cool and then picking the right pass.
    • 9'
      Yet another corner is taken short by the Saints, before Mane feeds Wanyama into the penalty area. The Kenyan midfielder stabs a low cross towards the edge of the six-yard box, allowing for Yoshida to lumber forward and lash a close-range finish past Adrian!
    • 9'
      Good save from Adrian! Pelle and Mane combine, before the latter sprays a pass out wide to Bertrand. The Englishman curls in a looping cross, which finds its way onto the head of Long! The former Hull striker powers a well-directed header goalwards, but the West Ham shot-stopper springs to one side
    • 11'
      Southampton are looking in the mood tonight, with Mane, Pelle and Long causing havoc for the visiting defence. Tomkins and Reid are being pulled all over the park, with the hosts even having the pace in behind to keep Adrian on his toes too.
    • 13'
      Cedric clips a cross into the box from deep on the right flank, but Pelle can only guide a terrible header high and wide of the target! The former Feyenoord striker just couldn't rise high enough to get over that attempt. Koeman's men have their tails up, with the Hammers being relentlessly probed i
    • 15'
      West Ham manage to get their foot on the ball, but Southampton have no intention of pressing high at all. The Saints are holding their shape and inviting Bilic's outfit to play the ball into controlling areas of the field. The away side just look a little bit low on ideas and confidence, following a
    • 17'
      West Ham work their way down the right-hand side, but Moses quickly runs into trouble against Bertrand. Forster finally has something to do moments later, however, with the same ex-Chelsea winger driving towards the edge of the penalty box. The Nigerian forward shoots from range, but a wicked deflec
    • 19'
      Pelle threatens from close range once again, but the Italy international fails to test Adrian once again! Southampton aren't creating as many opportunities at present, but their back three hasn't been tested at all. Valencia has been kept very quiet by Fonte, with Koeman's men all working hard to do
    • 21'
      Forster watches a deflected effort from Payet head onto the roof of his net, as the Hammers struggle to generate any kind of danger. Valencia goes down heavily, after a poor challenge from Van Dijk, but West Ham opt to take the free-kick short. Bilic's men just continue to retain possession, probabl
    • 23'
      Valencia drives into the penalty area, but the Ecuador international is well marshalled by Yoshida. The West Ham striker goes down, claiming a push from the Japanese goalscorer, but the referee rightly opts to wave play on. The away outfit are slowly getting into this contest.
    • 25'
      Mane drives forward at pace, with Reid needing to step out and commit a cynical foul on the Saints winger. Southampton are able to loft a free-kick delivery into the box as a result, but the resulting pinball in the penalty area results in nothing more than confusion. The away side clear their lines
    • 27'
      Antonio is found pressing down the right-hand side, before the ex-Forest man gets to the byline and thunders a low drive into the six-yard box! Fortunately for the hosts, Van Dijk is on hand to hook a clearance away! After a very cagey start from the Hammers, Bilic's men are whirring into action.
    • 29'
      Good save from Forster! The former Celtic goalkeeper does brilliantly to deny Reid, after a powerful near-post headed flick from the New Zealand international! The England international did well to parry the ball well beyond the danger zone!
    • 31'
      The opening half an hour has had a real ebb and flow to it, with Southampton's bright start being met by eventual resistance from the Hammers! Valencia's claim for a penalty and Reid's close-range header remain the visitors best opportunities of the half for Bilic and company.
    • 33'
      Southampton open play out to the right-hand side, with Cedric clipping a neat diagonal to the edge of the penalty area. Pelle does brilliantly to bring the ball under his spell, but Song is quickly able to get his body in the way and deny the Italian striker. Chances are drying up at present, with p
    • 35'
      Song lifts a pass out to Tomkins on the right flank, with Noble then able to take control of possession and win a foul from Wanyama. Payet is the specialist tasked with flighting in the delivery, but Collins can't make the contact required to turn the ball goalwards! Reid scrambles for the second ba
    • 37'
      Reid challenges for a near-post corner delivery once again, with the New Zealand international stretching every sinew in order to guide a flicked header just over the crossbar! Forster hasn't had a great deal to do in this first half of action, but West Ham are gradually narrowing their sights. Koem
    • 39'
      Narrowly over five minutes remain in the first half, with West Ham creeping their way towards a potential equaliser. Antonio goes on a driving run, before attempting to release Valencia down the right channel, but Van Dijk comes across to deny the Hammers' attack in its tracks. The visitors' deliver
    • 41'
      Noble released Moses down the left-hand side, with the Nigeria international beating Clasie all ends up! Fonte is forced to put a clearance behind for a corner, which comes to nothing. West Ham keep the pressure on, but Reid can only leather a poorly executed long-range effort well wide of the targe
    • 43'
      Adrian has been put under pressure after a couple of poor backpasses from his central defenders, with the weather perhaps starting to come into the equation. The rain is pouring down, with the ball skidding off the turf at real pace.
    • 45'
      Pelle tees up Mane on the edge of the penalty area, before the latter accidentally bustles into a poor tackle on Noble. Koeman's men just can't seem to maintain any pressure at present, though Pelle has displayed some lovely tecnical ability at times. Long cuts a cross back from the left byline, but
    • 46'
      We are back underway in the second half! West Ham were looking bright at the end of the previous period, but an equaliser has evaded them thus far. Bilic has some interesting options to call upon on his bench, so the Saints aren't home and dry quite yet.
    • 48'
      Southampton have been uncompromising with their defending in the opening few minutes, with a couple of fouls conceded in unnecessary areas of the field. Tomkins launches a free-kick delivery onto Cedric, but the ex-Sporting right-back manages to deal with Valencia peeling onto him.
    • 50'
      Antonio drives into the penalty area brilliantly, with the former Forest winger holding off Bertrand with ease. However, Yoshida is present to then hold up and rob the Englishman of possession. Koeman's side are on the back foot, with the Hammers continuing in the same vein in which they ended the f
    • 52'
      Valencia goes down off the ball, with the Ecuador international claiming a push from Yoshida. The Japanese defender is perhaps harshly penalised, with the away side able to load the box with blue shirts as a result. Payet whips in a delivery, but it fails to even beat the first man. Oddly wasteful f
    • 53'
      Valencia is picked out making a run into the right channel, with the ex-Emelec striker unafraid to shoot from a very tight angle! Forster makes a comfortable stop, with Van Dijk putting enough pressure on to make life difficult for the West Ham striker.
    • 54'
      RED CARD! SOUTHAMPTON DOWN TO TEN! Wanyama makes the lonely walk to the dressing room, with the hosts now having to see out their win while a man light. The ex-Celtic midfielder lunged into a terribly timed tackle on Payet, with the referee having little choice but to go straight to his top pocket!
    • 56'
      SI Oriol Romeu SO V. Wanyama
    • 56'
      Romeu is introduced for the home side, with the former Chelsea man set to sit in Wanyama's vacated position. Mane is sacrificed by Koeman, with Pelle and Long left up top.
    • 58'
      Tomkins and Antonio combine down the right-hand side, but Long tracks back to break up play. The visitors continue to push on, with Cresswell shooting from 30 yards out, but the young full-back can only see an effort clatter into a proximate defender. This could be a long game for the Saints to see
    • 60'
      Pelle does well to hold the ball up and outmuscle Tomkins, with the Italy international managing to release Bertrand down the left flank. The former Chelsea left-back curls in a neat cross, but Reid makes a timely headed interception at the near upright! Adrian was caught in two minds as to whether
    • 61'
      SI S. Byram SO V. Wanyama
    • 61'
      SI A. Carroll SO V. Wanyama
    • 61'
      Tomkins limps off the field, with Byram coming into the game at right-back for the away side.
    • 61'
      Moses is hauled off by Bilic, with Carroll coming into the fray as a new focal point for the Hammers attack. Southampton should expect to be bombarded now.
    • 63'
      Long manages to race into the penalty area, with the ex-Hull man having the pace to escape from Collins! The Irishman looks to squeeze a cheeky finish inside the near upright, but fails to hit the target! Adrian looked to be struggling, had his opponent executed his idea properly.
    • 65'
      Cedric tries to make progress down the right-hand side, with Pelle then fed possession. The ex-Feyenoord striker earns his team a free-kick, with Bertrand poised to take. The England international delivers, but Van Dijk can only nod a looping header well wide of the far post! Wasteful stuff from the
    • 67'
      Valencia now picks up a booking, with the Ecuador international lunging into a laboured and poor tackle.
    • 69'
      West Ham are seeing more of the ball, but Bilic's men still are struggling to piece together any dangerous moves. The inclusion of Carroll gives a large target to hit, but Forster remains relatively unchallenged in the second half. The England international needs to be tested, especially given the s
    • 71'
      We're into the final 20 minutes, with the 10 men of Southampton struggling to stem the tide. Song is given the ball on the edge of the penalty area, before the ex-Arsenal man tries an audacious, curling shot from 18 yards out. The ball sails harmlessly over the top and behind for a goal-kick.
    • 72'
      SI C. Austin SO V. Wanyama
    • 72'
      Austin is introduced for the final stages, with the ex-QPR striker freshening up what is a tiring forward line for the Saints.
    • 73'
      SI E. Emenike SO V. Wanyama
    • 73'
      Emenike is thrown in at the deep end for the away side, with the ex-Fenerbahce striker having the chance to win the hearts of his new supporters tonight.
    • 75'
      What a chance for Emenike! The Nigerian striker is picked out at the near post by a fantastic cross, but the substitute can only guide a header some way wide of the upright! He was relatively unchallenged, with Forster sure to have breathed a sigh of relief there.
    • 77'
      Cresswell whips in a wicked cross from the left-hand side, which results in some penalty-box pinball! Carroll challenges for the initial delivery, but fails to make contact, with the rebound falling to Valencia! The Ecuadorian forward jinks onto his left foot, but sees a curling attempt blocked easi
    • 79'
      West Ham are pushing plenty of bodies forward now, with Austin being left entirely to his own devices up top for the Saints. Song drives down the left-hand side, before cutting infield, but Fonte slides in to make a vital tackle. The turnover in possession leads to a Southampton break, but their lon
    • 81'
      Good defending from Van Dijk! The former Celtic defender stands up well to Emenike, ensuring that the substitute is unable to swivel and test Forster. In the aftermath, a secondary cross is lumped into the box, but the Southampton goalkeeper rises above traffic to make a fantastic claim. Moments lat
    • 83'
      Clasie picks up a yellow card in the dying stages, with another Saints player now walking the disciplinary tightrope.
    • 83'
      Carroll is the subject of a swirling back-post delivery, but Van Dijk gets in ahead to lean on the former Newcastle striker. West Ham aren't allowing Southampton to leave their own penalty box at present, with the final 10 minutes set to feel like 10 hours for the observing home fans.
    • 85'
      Song takes aim from the edge of the penalty area, before feigning to shoot and finding the feet of Payet. A flick from the Frenchman falls to Valencia, but the Ecuador international can only blaze high and wide from the tightest of angles! What a waste.
    • 87'
      Byram gets a booking for throwing his body dangerously into a physical challenge with Bertrand.
    • 87'
      Byram is caught offside! The former Leeds youngster is found making a run towards the back post, but sprints off a second too early! The linesman's flag denies him, but Bertrand managed to track the movement of his man anyhow.
    • 89'
      Big chance missed from Austin! The England international is picked out in the West Ham penalty area, but lashes a powerful effort five yards the wrong side of the far upright! That could have sewn up the three points.
    • PENALTY SHOOTOUT
    • 90'
      Collins claims for a penalty! The West Ham defender tries to flick a close-range shot goalwards, but it is blocked by a hand! Fonte definitely handled, but the Portuguese defender didn't know much about it at all.
    • 90'
      Byram tries to whip in a cross from the right-hand side, but Long makes a timely block. The ex-Leeds man tries another delivery, but Cedric is on hand this time to head clear. Southampton are just hoofing clearances upfield and leaving Austin to chase the loose ball.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      SI J. Ward-Prowse SO V. Wanyama
    • 90'
      Ward-Prowse comes into the game for the dying embers, with the cautioned Clasie taking a well-earned rest.
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      We're well into the five minutes of stoppage time announced at St. Mary's.
    • 45'
      There is one minute of first-half stoppage time.
    • 90'
      Anywhere will do for the hosts, with Forster lashing a hurried clearance away from danger following a terribly angled backpass from Cedric! Incredibly risky from the Portugal international, who almost curled a neat finish into the back of his own net! Desperate times call for desperate measures, it
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Midfielder
    spain
    Oriol Romeu
    6
    56'Substituted

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    austria
    Ralph Hasenhüttl
    scotland
    David Moyes

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 17 10
    Yellow Cards 1 2
    Red Cards 1 0
    Offsides 0 0

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