Saints fall to defeat in the capital

London Stadium | Sat 29 Feb 3PM | Attendance: 59,962
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WHU vs Saints
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WHU vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints unable to record back-to-back wins
  • Michail Antonio strikes after half-time to complete the scoring
  • West Ham retook the lead through Sébastien Haller
  • Michael Obafemi had cancelled out Jarrod Bowen's early opener

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FULL TIME: West Ham 3-1 Saints

It ends in defeat in the capital, as Southampton are unable to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League despite Michael Obafemi's equaliser in the first-half. The Hammers scoring through Jarrod Bowen, Sébastien Haller and Michail Antonio. 

+1’

West Ham United substitution: Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes replaces Pablo Fornals

A late change for West Ham. 

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90’

Three minutes added on

We'll have three additional minutes at the end of this second half. 

85’

Ings goes close

Ings links up well with Ward-Prowse, with the striker's eventual shot deflected a yard wide of Fabianski's goal for a corner. 

83’

Ings can't get his shot off

It opened up for half a second in the penalty area, but Ings is soon swarmed by a sea of claret and blue. 

81’

Hammers happy to sit back

Understandably, West Ham are happy to sit back for the final 10 minutes, as Saints struggle to find a way past their resolute looking defence. 

77’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Will Smallbone

A final switch for Saints, as Romeu is introduced. 

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77’

West Ham United substitution: Robert Snodgrass replaces Jarrod Bowen

A first change of the day for the hosts. 

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76’

Armstrong delivery cut out

Armstrong's whipped in cross is importantly headed out for a corner by Ogbonna. 

Keep pushing 👊

69’

A change in shape

Saints have now gone three at the back, with Ward-Prowse and Bertrand operating as wing-backs. 

68’

Southampton substitution: Jannik Vestergaard replaces Michael Obafemi

A second switch of the afternoon, as Vestergaard takes the place of goal scorer Obafemi.

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65’

Bertrand goes for goal

Ward-Prowse's deep free-kick is only partially cleared, but Bertrand's low shot from 20 yards is an easy one to take for Fabianski. 

64’

Yellow Card for Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United)

The West Ham left-back goes into the book for a cynical foul on Long. 

61’

Antonio superbly denied

Haller chips a ball over the top for Antonio to run onto, but he's denied a second of the afternoon by a superb McCarthy stop, who diverts the ball for a corner. 

60’

Struggling for chances

Saints continue to dominate possession, seeing 65% of the ball, but Fabianski is still yet to be tested in the second half. 

Antonio makes it three

It's route one, but it's effective. A long ball is flicked on by Haller to Fornals, who loops a ball over the top for Antonio to blast past McCarthy.

53’

GOAL

Michail Antonio (53’) | 3 1

53’

Southampton substitution: Danny Ings replaces Sofiane Boufal

A first change of the afternoon, as top scorer Danny Ings is introduced. 

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52’

Fornals with a tame effort

Fornals wriggles into some space on the left, but after cutting in onto his preferred right foot, he can only fire a tame shot at McCarthy. 

49’

A trio of crosses!

Saints flash three crosses in quick succession across the six yard box, but no one is able to apply a finishing touch!

45’

Back under way!

We're back up and running at London Stadium. COYR! 😇

HALF TIME: West Ham 2-1 Saints

Work to be done at the halfway stage. Obafemi's strike sandwiched between goals for Bowen and Haller for the hosts, who take their lead into the break. 

+1’

Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)

Stephens is shown a yellow card for a deliberate handball, as Antonio looked to sprint clear down the left.

45’

Three minutes added on ⏱

We'll have three minutes of additonal time added on to the end of this first half. 

Haller hits for the Hammers

Haller rises with McCarthy to challenge for Antonio's high cross, and after beating the Saints stopper to the ball, he taps home after the ball dropped at his feet.

39’

GOAL

Sébastien Haller (39’) | 2 1

37’

Diop heads wide!

It's a big chance for Diop who has a free header from a corner, but he can only direct it wide of the target. 

Scorer x Creator 😇

Obafemi celebrates his equaliser with Ward-Prowse, who provided the assist. 

34’

Flashed across the box! 😱

Saints remain on the front foot and Boufal sends a dangerous ball across the box, which Long can't quite connect with at the far post. 

GOALSCORER 20 Michael Obafemi

OBAFEMI LEVELS IT UP! 🙌

What a finish from Obafemi! Armstrong finds Ward-Prowse on the overlap and his low ball finds the Saints striker 12 yards out, who brilliantly flicks the ball over Fabianski to restore parity! 

30’

GOOOAL!!!

Michael Obafemi (30’) | 1 1

29’

Armstrong onto the roof of the net

Bertrand's high cross finds Armstrong at the back post, but his attempt to loop the ball back into the box lands on the roof of the net. 

28’

Højbjerg shot blocked 🚫

Bertrand's corner flies all the way through to Højbjerg at the back post, but his shot is blocked by Fornals. 

27’

Another corner for Saints

Ward-Prowse's free-kick delivery is good, but Diop heads over his own bar to concede a third corner of the match. 

26’

A promising free-kick?

Højbjerg is brought down 30 yards from goal, giving Saints the chance to bring up Stephens and Bednarek from the back. 

23’

Bowen scuffs his shot 

Clearly full of confidence after opening the scoring, Bowen goes for goal from 20 yards but it's a timid effort and an easy one for McCarthy to collect. 

22’

Seeing plenty of the ball ⚽️

Saints are enjoying a good spell of possession, but are yet to create anything in the final third. 

18’

A let off for Saints 😬

Antonio swings in a dangerous cross toward Haller, but his header is straight at McCarthy who claims. 

Response needed 👊

Come on, Saints! 

Bowen opens the scoring 😒

He doesn't miss this time. Saints giveaway possession in their own half, and Fornals plays the ball through for Bowen to lift over McCarthy. 

14’

GOAL

Jarrod Bowen (14’) | 1 0

14’

Bowen squanders breakaway chance

West Ham launch a counter attack after clearing Saints' corner and have a four on one advantage, but as Bowen pulls the trigger, Ward-Prowse slides in to make a vitally important block. 

12’

Another Saints corner

Some early joy down the left for the visitors, as Bertrand wins another corner. 

8’

Bertrand wins a corner

Some nice link up play down the left between Bertrand and Boufal sees the former win a corner for Saints.

7’

Stephens clears the danger

Antonio looks for Haller in the middle, but Stephens is perfectly placed in the middle to hack clear.

3’

An early knock for Armstrong 🤕

An early delay, as Cresswell catches Armstrong with an elbow during an aerial challenge. After some lengthy medical attention, the Saints midfielder is ruled okay to continue. 

0’

Kick-off! 👊

We're up and running at London Stadium. COYR! 😇

🔟 minutes to go!

Kick-off is fast approaching, as Saints finish off their warm-up at London Stadium. 

14.50
VOTE NOW
Who are you most pleased to see back in the starting XI?

Who are you most pleased to see back in the starting XI?

The results so far:

  • Sofiane Boufal
    74%
  • Michael Obafemi
    26%
Southampton FC

Touch down in London Town 💛🖤 #saintsfc

14.18

Afternoon, lads! 👋

Saints take a look around London Stadium after arriving in the capital. 

14.12

Danny had problems during the week and trained yesterday for the first time. If I don’t need him I will leave him on the bench."

ralph hasenhüttl
on danny ings
14.08

WEST HAM TEAM

Starting XI: Fabianski; Ngakia, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell; Noble, Rice, Fornals; Antonio, Haller, Bowen.

Subs: Randolph, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Masuaku, Anderson, Lanzini, Snodgrass.

14.03

🚨T E A M S H E E T 🚨

Starting XI: McCarthy; Ward-Prowse, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Højbjerg (c), Smallbone, Armstrong, Boufal; Obafemi, Long.

Subs: Gunn, Vestergaard, Walker-Peters, Valery, Romeu, Adams, Ings.

14.00

🔜 Team news

Just 15 minutes until we find out how Saints will line-up this afternoon. Stay tuned...

13.45

POLL RESULTS: Feeling positive 🙌

The results are in and 82% of you are backing Saints to make it back-to-back Premier League wins this afternoon! 👏

13.39

🔢 Match Pack: West Ham vs Saints

Get clued up ahead of kick-off with all the pre-match stats, facts and more by clicking here.

13.32

📍 London Stadium

Welcome to London! 👋 

The Scene is set for this afternoon's clash. 

13.29

KWP ⤴️

Saints will be boosted by the return to fitness of Tottenham loanee Kyle Walker-Peters this afternoon. The full-back missed the 2-0 win over Aston Villa with a calf injury, but is back and available for selection. 

13.16

The boss' pre-match thoughts 🎥

Watch our pre-match interview with manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, as Saints look to continue their impressive away form this season. 

12.28
VOTE NOW
Can Saints make it back-to-back wins?

Can Saints make it back-to-back wins?

The results so far:

  • Yes
    82%
  • No
    6%
  • Draw
    12%

Practice makes perfect 💪

Take a look through Friday's training session at Staplewood Campus...

12.05

We are always looking to show what we have developed and how our game has changed, and this is the next good opportunity."

ralph hasenhüttl
on facing West ham
10.16
Southampton FC

Leaping into MATCHDAY 😁 #saintsfc

10.15

🔙 on the road!

Welcome to Premier League matchday no.2️⃣8️⃣! Saints are heading to the capital this afternoon, to take on David Moyes's struggling West Ham, looking to make it back-to-back league wins after securing a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at St Mary's last weekend. Stick with us for all the pre-match build up, team news and live commentary from 3pm GMT!

10.15

WHU vs Saints Line Ups

West Ham United

1
Lukasz Fabianski (GK)
21
Angelo Ogbonna
23
Issa Diop
3
Aaron Cresswell
52
Jeremy Ngakia
41
Declan Rice
17
Jarrod Bowen
Robert Snodgrass (78′)
16
Mark Noble (C)
18
Pablo Fornals
Felipe Anderson (92′)
22
Sébastien Haller
30
Michail Antonio
35
Darren Randolph
8
Felipe Anderson
5
Pablo Zabaleta
26
Arthur Masuaku
10
Manuel Lanzini
4
Fabián Balbuena
11
Robert Snodgrass

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
21
Ryan Bertrand
16
James Ward-Prowse
5
Jack Stephens
27
William Smallbone
Oriol Romeu (78′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
19
Sofiane Boufal
Danny Ings (54′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
7
Shane Long
20
Michael Obafemi
Jannik Vestergaard (68′)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
28
Angus Gunn
24
Kyle Walker-Peters
14
Oriol Romeu
10
Che Adams
9
Danny Ings
43
Yan Valery

WHU vs Saints Match Stats

West Ham United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    34
    66
  • Shots
    14
    10
  • Shots on target
    7
    2
  • Corners
    4
    9
  • Passes Complete
    152
    390

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Michael Obafemi
Michael Obafemi
Shots On Target
1
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
60
Will Smallbone
Will Smallbone
Tackles
5
Will Smallbone
Will Smallbone
Clearances
10
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy