SOU vs WHU
Matchday Uncovered: Saints vs West Ham
Go behind the scenes of Southampton's 3-1 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League.
Puel lauds Gabbiadini debut
Claude Puel praised the debut performance of Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini, despite defeat to West Ham.
Video: Gabbiadini's first Saints goal
Manolo Gabbiadini scores on his Southampton debut, with a fine finish against West Ham United.
Highlights: Saints 1-3 West Ham
Watch the moments that mattered from Southampton's 3-1 loss to West Ham United.
Gallery: Saints 1-3 West Ham United
Images from Southampton's Premier League clash against West Ham at St Mary's.
Puel on West Ham defeat
Claude Puel gives his verdict after the 3-1 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League.
Ward-Prowse: We need to see it through
James Ward-Prowse says Southampton can’t afford to keep conceding goals after scoring first in games.
Report: Saints 1-3 West Ham United
Manolo Gabbiadini nets on his debut, but Southampton are defeated by West Ham United
Stephens: We can bounce back
Jack Stephens looks ahead to today's clash against West Ham in the Premier League
Puel pleased for Long
Claude Puel discusses the form of striker Shane Long.
Bertrand reflects on his Saints improvement
Two years on from signing permanently for Southampton, Ryan Bertrand reflects on his time at the club.
Video: Bertrand on West Ham clash
Ryan Bertrand previews Southampton's clash with West Ham.
Bertrand: Hammers clash is big for us
Ryan Bertrand discusses the importance of Saints' clash with West Ham.
Opposition View: West Ham United
West Ham boss Slaven Bilić looks ahead to the trip to St Mary's to face Southampton.
Puel wary of Carroll threat
Claude Puel assesses the threat of Andy Carroll, ahead of Saints' clash with West Ham.
Match Preview: Saints vs West Ham
Get set for Southampton's Premier League clash against West Ham, with our in-depth preview.
Puel wants a fast start
Claude Puel looks ahead to Saints' clash with West Ham.
Video: Puel previews West Ham
Watch as Saints boss Claude Puel previews the clash with West Ham.
The Inside Track: Saints vs West Ham
Journalist Dave Evans gives us the lowdown on West Ham, ahead of their visit to St Mary's.
Press conference (part two): Puel previews Hammers
Claude Puel speaks with the written media ahead of Southampton's game against West Ham.
Puel: Fans deserve a response
Claude Puel targeting a response the fans deserve when Southampton meet West Ham.
Predict The Score: Saints vs West Ham
Predict the result of Southampton's clash with West Ham United for a chance to win a signed shirt.
SAINTS: West Ham edition now available
The club’s official matchday magazine for Saturday’s visit of West Ham United is now available from saintsmagazines.co.uk.
Gallery: Saints prepare for West Ham
The best images from Staplewood, as Southampton prepare to face West Ham United in the Premier League.
SOU vs WHU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Sofiane Boufal goes off injured midway through the second half
- Pedro Obiang turned the game before Mark Noble's free-kick extended the Hammers' lead
- Andy Carroll levels two minutes after Saints went ahead
- Manolo Gabbiadini scores on his debut to put Saints in front
Disappointment for Saints
Despite a debut to remember for Manolo Gabbbiadini, it's defeat for Southampton who conceded a third goal in the second half which they had no answer to.
Southampton 1-3 West Ham United
Redmond shoots over
The frontman goes for goal form distance, but his effort goes off target.
Gabbiadini heads over
Ward-Prowse and Cédric combine with the former crossing into the area, where Gabbiadini produces a diving header which goes over.
Antonio smashes wide
The winger advances down the right and fires a low strike wide of the left post.
Five minutes added on
Stoppage time allocated by the match officials.
West Ham United substitution: Jonathan Calleri replaces Sofiane Feghouli
Final change for the visitors.
The midfielder gets the ball out of his feet before shooting low towards goal and Randolph dives across to keep it out.
Ward-Prowse fires over
A free-kick from the midfielder on the right side goes over the crossbar.
Yellow Card for Winston Reid (West Ham United)
The West Ham man is booked for persistent dissent.
Cédric shoots over
The full back takes matters into his own hands from distance, but his shot clears the crossbar.
Not much falling for Saints
The visitors play for time while not many decisions are going the way of the hosts either.
The full back breaks into the Hammers half, but is flagged by the match official as he tried to make a break forward.
Yellow Card for Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United)
The full back is cautioned for time-wasting.
Searching for a way through
Cédric moves the ball forward as Saints continue to push for a way back into the game.
Close from Yoshida
The defender goes up for an acrobatic effort from a delivery on the left, but sees his effort go over the crossbar.
The frontman goes up for a header which is blocked and then cleared behind for a corner.
Davis goes for goal
Long range shot from the captain which arrows towards goal and Randolph does well to keep hold of it, with Saints players ready to pounce on any rebound.
Long takes aim
Shane Long receives Gabbiadini's pass down the right side, and the smashes a low shot narrowly past the left post.
West Ham United substitution: James Collins replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté
A good move from Saints down the right sees Davis find Cédric whose cross for the midfielder, was headed at goal by Ward-Prowse, and Randolph tips the ball over.
Ward-Prowse free-kick collected
The midfielder whips in another testing delivery, but Randolph is underneath it.
Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Sofiane Boufal
A second change of the afternoon for Saints.
The Moroccan has stayed grounded following a foul on him just inside the Saints half. He then makes his way off the pitch to receive further treatment.
Close from Gabbiadini
The ball falls to the striker as the clearance from Boufal's cross falls to him, but his shot flies over Randolph's crossbar.
Concern for Feghouli
The midfielder stays down following a clash of heads with Ryan Bertrand.
West Ham United substitution: Manuel Lanzini replaces Andy Carroll
A first change for the visitors.
Davis goes for goal
The midfielder strides forward and takes a shot from distance, but his effort goes well over the bar.
Noble's free-kick goes in
The Hammers captain fires a shot in from the left side of the area, which appears to take a deflection on its way into the back of the net.
Mark Noble (51’) | 1 – 3
Better from Saints
A swift move down the left sees Boufal, Redmond and Bertrand combine to tee up Gabbiadini, but the striker's shot is blocked inside the area.
The striker gets a firm connection to a header at goal which Randolph saves, but a free-kick goes against the striker for a foul.
Ward-Prowse takes aim
The resulting free-kick sees Ward-Prowse attempt to whip in a shot at the near post,which Randolph turns past the post.
Redmond involved immmediately
The substitute makes his presence felt with a run down the left where he is brought down by Kouyaté.
Saints take kick-off
Gabbiadini gets the match restarted for the hosts.
Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Jay Rodriguez
First change for Claude Puel's side.
Both sets of players make their way onto the pitch, and there'll be a change for the start of the second half for Saints.
Half Time analysis
Saints took the lead with a goal to remember on his debut for Manolo Gabbiadini. Two strikes from the Hammers have turned the game on its head, but Saints still very much in this one.
Southampton 1-2 West Ham United
Ward-Prowse goes close
the midfielder strikes a low shot from Romeu's pass on the edge of the area, but Randolph gets down quickly to block it at his right post.
Two minutes added on
Stoppage time allocated by the match officials.
Obiang puts the Hammers in front
A low drilled shot from the midfielder flies into the bottom right corner.
Pedro Obiang (44’) | 1 – 2
Gabbiadini flicks wide
The striker gets a header onto Cédric's cross, but the ball flies wide and out of play.
Nervous moment for the hosts
Cresswell's cross from the left isn't dealt with, and Feghouli rescues the move on the byline before dragging the ball out of play as he attempted to beat Forster from a narrow angle.
Loose from Feghouli
The Hammers man attempts a breakaway, but his pass has too much on it and goes out of play on the right.
Tactical switch from the hosts
Rodriguez and Gabbiadini form a strike partnership with Boufal and Ward-Prowse taking up wide positions.
Snodgrass teases Saints
The winger cuts in from the left and delivers an awkward cross into the area, which Forster does well to hold on to.
Romeu makes the challenge
The Saints man tracks the run of Antonio all the way before easing the ball back to Forster.
Cresswell goes for goal
The full back collects a cross at the far post and controls a low shot towards the Saints goal, which Forster makes a comfortable save from.
Reid makes the clearance
Winston Reid puts a block on Gabbiadini's break as Davis sought to pick him out with a lofted pass forward.
The moment Manolo Gabbiadini scored his debut goal for Southampton.
Teasing cross from Bertrand
Saints continue to press forward as they overload in attack. Bertrand delivers a dangerous cross into the area, but it narrowly misses Boufal.
Concern for Kouyaté
The Hammers man stays down following a collision down the right, but soon returns to his feet as play resumes.
Two goals in as many minutes
Frantic action at St Mary's as Gabbiadini's strike is quickly cancelled out by Andy Carroll's effort. The game remains very open at this stage.
The striker latches onto Obiang's pass and slides the ball beyond Forster to equalise.
Andy Carroll (14’) | 1 – 1
On his debut!
The new signing collects a fine pass from Rodriguez on the left side and then smashes a low shot in off the post to put Saints in front.
Manolo Gabbiadini (11’) | 1 – 0
Open start to the game
End-to-end action at St Mary's so far, with both teams looking to make an impression early on.
Ward-Prowse with the shot
A break led by Steven Davis leads to a cross which is cleared as far as Ward-Prowse, whose controlled shot is gathered by Randolph low to his right.
Early defending from the hosts
Maya Yoshida averts the danger with a header back to Fraser Forster, under pressure from Antonio.
West Ham take kick-off
The Hammers, through former Saint Michail Antonio, get the game under way.15.00
Teams are out
The players make their way onto the pitch at St Mary's.14.58
Ahea dof kick-off, watch the goals back from Saints' 3-0 win over the Hammers earlier this season.14.45
West Ham team news
Starting XI: Randolph, Reid, Fonte, Obiang, Cresswell, Noble (c), Kouyaté, Antonio, Feghouli, Snodgrass, Carroll
Subs: Adrian (GK), Lanzini, Collins, Fletcher, Calleri, Fernandes, Quina14.02
Southampton team announced
IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US. WE DIDN'T GET GOOD RESULTS RECENTLY AND ALSO THEY ARE JUST ABOVE US, SO IT'S MASSIVE GAME AND WE NEED TO WIN TODAY.MAYA YOSHIDASOUTHAMPTON DEFENDER
Players meet the fans
The Saints squad greet supporters awaiting at St Mary's.13.26
Team news in an hour
Find out who's in Southampton's starting eleven at 2pm GMT.13.00
Bertrand on Hammers test
Ryan Bertrand played in the team's win over West Ham back in September. Find out what he had to say about today's game in this clip.12.16
Deadline day signings Mouez Hassen and Manolo Gabbiadini arrived at Staplewood on Thursday. Watch footage from their first day at the club.11.53
Steven Davis features in SAINTS
The club captain has spoken exclusively to our matchday magazine for today's game. Not at St Mary's today? Secure a copy from saintsmagazines.co.uk11.43
The Inside Track
Find out more about this afternoon's opponents with insight from Recorder Newspapers' West Ham correspondent, Dave Evans. Read it here.11.34
I REMEMBER THEY PLAYED SOME REALLY GOOD FOOTBALL AND PLAYED SOME GOOD AWAY GAMES AND THEN I SEE THEY ARE BELOW US IN THE TABLE. IT WILL BE A TOUGH GAME FOR US AND FOR THEM.SLAVEN BILIĆWEST HAM UNITED MANAGER
West Ham boss Slaven Bilić praised Southampton's philosophy ahead of today's game. Read his thoughts here.11.20
IT'S IMPORTANT TO COME BACK WITH A GOOD START, A GOOD FIST HALF. IT WAS NOT THIS AGAINST SWANSEA. WE PRODUCED A GOOD SECOND HALF THERE, BUT IT WAS NOT SUFFICIENT.CLAUDE PUELSOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
Puel previews West Ham
We spoke with Saints boss Claude Puel earlier in the week to get his thoughts on today's fixture.11.06
Preparing for the Hammers
Watch footage from training at Staplewood Campus ahead of this afternoon's game at St Mary's.10.58
Get ready for this afternoon's game by watching our preview.10.53
SOU vs WHU Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Steven Davis (C)
Sofiane BoufalShane Long (63′)
Jay RodriguezNathan Redmond (45′)
West Ham United
Darren Randolph (GK)
Cheikhou KouyatéJames Collins (71′)
Mark Noble (C)
Sofiane FeghouliJonathan Calleri (91′)
Andy CarrollManuel Lanzini (56′)
SOU vs WHU Match Stats
Shots on target74