Saints vs WHU
Hasenhüttl: 2020 a big step forward
Manager reflects on an encouraging year for his team.
Highlights: Saints 0-0 West Ham
Watch the best of the action from the Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium.
Kitzbichler: Clean sheet valuable
First-team assistant coach gives his thoughts on West Ham stalemate.
90 in 90: Saints 0-0 West Ham
Watch the key moments from the Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium.
Hasenhüttl praises Saints' stability
Boss recognises improved resilience after latest shutout.
Gallery: Saints 0-0 West Ham
Full gallery from the Tuesday night draw at St Mary's.
Stephens dissects 'frustrating' draw
Defender Jack Stephens on the 0-0 at home to West Ham.
Saints held by the Hammers
Our report from the goalless draw at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl to manage game remotely
Manager to be absent from dugout against West Ham after positive Covid-19 test in his household.
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Gallery: Pre-West Ham workout
The best images from Saints' preparation for Tuesday's Hammers clash.
Match Pack: Saints vs West Ham
Get set for Saints' final match of 2020.
Hasenhüttl: We must do better than in the past
Manager targeting his first points against West Ham.
Tactical Watch: Stop the set-piece kings
Sam Tighe says Saints must beware West Ham's aerial prowess.
SAINTS: Complete your 2020 collection
Final programme of the year on sale now.
Saints vs WHU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Southampton and West Ham play out a goalless draw at St Mary's
- Danny Ings has the ball in the net early on, but the goal is disallowed for offside
- Alex McCarthy makes a crucial late save to deny substitute Saïd Benrahma from close range
- Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl is absent from the touchline and manages the team remotely
we're a bit frustrated - the changing room is really disappointed. It's a well-earned point, we worked really hard, but we just couldn't create enough good chances to win the game."jack stephenssouthampton defender
FULL TIME: Southampton 0-0 West Ham
It's all over at St Mary's and it's back-to-back stalemates for Saints in a game that neither team did enough to win. Saints had the ball in the net early on, but Danny Ings's goal was chalked off for offside, before Alex McCarthy rescued his team with a superb late save to deny Saïd Benrahma and preserve a point.
3️⃣ added minutes...
We're into stoppage time.
What a save from McCarthy!
That's a crucial stop from the keeper! Saints make a little bit of a mess of clearing their lines and Benrahma looks set to pounce, but McCarthy dives at his feet and makes a brilliant point-blank stop.
Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)
A foul on Haller earns the right-back a caution.
No way through ⛔️
We're into the final 15 minutes at St Mary's...
Yellow Card for Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)
A trip from Djenepo leads to a booking for the winger.
Fabianski saves from Walker-Peters
Saints are pushing, and Walcott threatens to open the scoring only to be brushed off the ball, which falls kindly for Walker-Peters, but it's not a clean connection on his left foot and Fabianski makes a routine save.
Yellow Card for Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United)
The winger is the first player to go into the book this evening.
Walcott denied by Fabianski
That's a much better effort from the winger, who tries his luck from 25 yards, but Fabianski smothers it with a smart save low to his right.
Wild from Benrahma
The substitute is straight into the action, chesting the ball up for himself to volley, but it's nowhere near the target.
Saints applying pressure
It's been a really sustained spell of possession deep in the West Ham half, as Saints probe for an opening, and eventually the ball is cut back for Romeu who skies his shot.
West Ham looking sharper
The visitors were passive in the first half, but seem to have woken up since the interval. Yarmolenko tries jinking inside on to his stronger left foot, but Romeu reads his intentions.
The second half is under way
We're back up and running at St Mary's. Come on you Saints!
HALF-TIME: Southampton 0-0 West Ham
That's the end of a first half that won't live long in the memory. Saints have bossed the possession, but clear-cut chances have remained at a premium at both ends. Danny Ings did have the ball in the net on his return to the side, only for strike partner Ché Adams to be ruled offside in the act of providing the assist.
1️⃣ added minute...
We're into first-half stoppage time.
Free-kick in JWP territory...
That was a chance, by Ward-Prowse's standards, but the ball was very close to the edge of the penalty area, and the skipper sends his free-kick over the top.
Fredericks threatens an opener
Finally a West Ham chance, and it's a good one. Fornals heads the ball back across goal for Fredericks, who is only four yards out, but there's no pace on the ball and he can't generate the power to beat McCarthy, who saves his header comfortably.
Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
Yarmolenko tricks his way past Bertrand, who slides in and brings him down. West Ham have a free-kick in a crossing position, but Saints clear.
Bertrand fires over
Ward-Prowse's corner is kept alive by Bednarek, who lays the ball back for Bertrand to strike, but it rises high into the stand behind the West Ham goal.
Cheeky from Ings!
That's much better from Saints! Walcott crosses low from the right but it's slightly behind Ings, who improvises to backheel the ball goalwards, but Fabianski is alert to smother the danger.
Not much to report here...
Just reassuring you the wi-fi is working, but there's not been too much action down on the pitch. Saints continue to control the possession, but need to move the ball a little bit quicker to break down West Ham's solid-looking backline.
No breakthrough yet...
Saints have certainly been the team in the ascendancy, but clear-cut chances have been at a premium so far. West Ham have been virtually non-existent as an attacking force.
Saints still on top
It's been one-way traffic so far, as Saints force a couple of corners to add to their early possession, but goalkeeper Fabianksi has gone largely untroubled so far.
Walcott shoots wide
This has been a really positive start from Saints. Walcott drives forward and tries his luck from 20 yards, but he drags a low shot wide of the target.
Ings scores... but the flag is up 😤
It's another late flag that halts Adams in his tracks - this time after he runs in behind the West Ham defence and picks out Ings, who skips away from his man in the box and finishes with ease, but his strike partner definitely strayed offside.
Adams flagged offside
A bright start from Saints, as Romeu drives into West Ham territory and feeds Adams, who shoots straight at Fabianski, but the flag was raised in any case.
We're up and running!
West Ham have kicked off and the action is under way at St Mary's!
Confidence is HIGH 🙌
Thanks for voting in our pre-match polls, Saints fans! The majority of you feel confident that the boys will get back to winning ways tonight! Kick-off is just a couple of minutes away...17.58
Media duties for Richard! 🎙
In the absence of the boss, first team assistant coach Richard Kitzbichler speaks to the media ahead of kick-off at St Mary's!17.32
INGS is IN!
He's back! After missing the Boxing Day draw at Fulham, Danny Ings is restored to the starting line-up as one of three Saints changes, as Oriol Romeu and Moussa Djenepo also return.17.15
West Ham team confirmed
Starting XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Dawson, Cresswell. Rice, Soucek, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Fornals, Haller.
Subs: Randolph, Diop, Coufal, Johnson, Noble, Snodgrass, Bowen, Benrahma, Antonio.17.05
SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Walcott, Adams, Ings.
Subs: Forster, Salisu, Valery, Vokins, Diallo, Smallbone, Armstrong, Obafemi, Long.17.03
Tactical Watch 🧐
No Premier League team have scored more goals from set-pieces this season than West Ham. Here, Sam Tighe explains how Saints must combat the Hammers' aerial prowess.16.28
Well remembered, Saints fans! 🤓
You have to go back more than three years for Saints' last win over West Ham, which was achieved in pretty dramatic fashion... well done all of you who remembered the winning goalscorer in our poll!16.08
1️⃣ hour until team news!
Will this man be back on the teamsheet tonight? We'll have news of both starting line-ups at 5pm GMT!16.03
Get up to speed on all the pre-match info ahead of our kick-off with our detailed Match Pack!15.33
Hasenhüttl to manage game remotely
Ralph Hasenhüttl will not be in the dugout for this evening's game. A member of Ralph's household tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, and in keeping with the club's usual protocols and government guidance, Ralph is currently self-isolating whilst we assess the situation further. Ralph will manage the game from home and remain in contact with the team and coaching staff via a video link.15.04
One of McCarthy's best? 🤩
It was in December 2019 that Saints last hosted West Ham, on a night when Alex McCarthy pulled out this incredible save!14.35
we have never won against them (west ham) so far and never taken points, so we have to do it better than we have in the past. we have to be concentrated for this tough game, find the right players to choose and hopefully we can cause them some issues."ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
One last time in 2020... ⏳
We're counting down to Southampton's last Premier League fixture of the year! Saints host West Ham United in a 6pm GMT kick-off at St Mary's. Stay with us for all the pre-match build-up, team news, in-game updates and free live commentary, as Ralph Hasenhüttl's men look to round off the year in style!14.25
Saints vs WHU Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Moussa DjenepoStuart Armstrong (78′)
Che AdamsShane Long (58′)
West Ham United
Lukasz Fabianski (GK)
Andriy YarmolenkoJarrod Bowen (72′)
Manuel LanziniSaïd Benrahma (60′)
Declan Rice (C)
Sébastien HallerMichail Antonio (77′)
Saints vs WHU Match Stats
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