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Saints beaten on final day

premier-league London Stadium | Sun 23 May 4PM | Attendance: 10,000
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WHU vs SOU
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WHU vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Fornals scores twice in the space of three minutes to give West Ham the advantage
  • Declan Rice scored the third as West Ham finish 6th in the Premier League
  • Southampton finish the 2020/21 Premier League season in 15th
  • HALF TIME: West Ham 2-0 Saints

FULL TIME: West Ham 3-0 Saints

The curtain closes on another Premier League season. West Ham are 3-0 victors at London Stadium as they confirm their place in the Europa League group stages. Plenty of chances for Saints but they just couldn't find the back of the net. Thanks for your relentless support, Saints fans. Here's to a stronger 2021/22 season. We march on ❤️

+2’

West Ham United substitution: Issa Diop replaces Declan Rice

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+1’

Three additional minutes

The fourth official has indicated there will be three minutes of additional time at London Stadium. 

87’

West Ham United substitution: Mark Noble replaces Jarrod Bowen

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Rice wraps it up

Declan Rice finishes for the hosts who have all but secured their place in the Europa League group stages next season. 

86’

GOAL

Declan Rice (86’) | 3 0

85’

West Ham search for a third

A brilliant run forward from Jesse Lingard who finds Benrahma, he's got two men waiting for him inside the area but he chooses to shoot towards goal. It's off the side netting. 

84’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Danny Ings

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82’

Saints find the back of the net...

Finally Saints find the back of the net through Nathan Tella but the offside flag goes up.

81’

Redmond hits the netting 

Redmond cuts inside and fires the ball towards goal but it bounces off the outside netting. 

77’

Saints still mount on the pressure

Nathan Redmond finds the feet of Nathan Tella but his shot on goal meets the safe hands of Fabianski. 

73’

West Ham come close

Salisu's late challenge results in a West Ham free-kick, Soucek comes close for the Hammers but his effort bounces wide of the post. 

72’

Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

69’

West Ham United substitution: Saïd Benrahma replaces Michail Antonio

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68’

Still fighting

Having just arrived on the pitch Nathan Tella sends an inviting ball towards Danny Ings but his shot meets the safe hands of Fabianski. 

66’

Yellow Card for Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton)

Less than half an hour to go  ⏰

It's certainly not through lack of trying but Saints just can't seem to find the back of the net here at London Stadium. 

62’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Takumi Minamino

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59’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Kyle Walker-Peters

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56’

Saints continue to press

James Ward-Prowse sends in a free-kick from range but Jannik Vestergaard's header goes over the crossbar. 

55’

Cracking save from Fabianski

James Ward-Prowse loops in a beautiful ball from the corner, it meets the head of Jan Bednarek who sends a thumping header towards goal but Fabianski stretches to claw the ball away in exceptional style. 

54’

Close from Minamino

Minamino releases a shot on goal but his effort is deflected behind for a corner. 

48’

Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)

48’

Saints charge forward

Saints haven't given up hope just yet and are searching for a way back into this game. Diallo tries his luck from the edge of the box but Ings accidentally finds himself in the way. 

45’

Back underway

Here's to a big final 45 🤞

HALF TIME: West Ham 2-0 Saints

It's the home side that have the advantage heading into the break. Saints had the better of West Ham for much of the first half but Fornals opener on 30 minutes immediately saw the momentum shift. A huge second half needed from Saints if they are to pull something back. 

40’

McCarthy prevents a third

Bowen is found in space from the throw in and releases a shot on goal but Alex McCarthy is there to retrieve the ball. 

Fornals adds a second

A slight miscue from Nathan Redmond who fails to clear. Coufal finds Pablo Fornals whose shot meets the back of the net with ease. 

33’

GOAL

Pablo Fornals (33’) | 2 0

Fornals fires West Ham ahead

It's destination Europe for West Ham, who take the lead at London Stadium upon the half hour mark. The goal came very much against the run of play, though as Saints continue to press for a goal in the capital. 

30’

GOAL

Pablo Fornals (30’) | 1 0

27’

Set-piece danger

Diallo brings down Bowen as West Ham are awarded a free-kick. It's a long way out but Bowen's ball in finds the head of Craig Dawson, his looping header comes down a little too late and bounces off the top of the net. 

25’

Saints positioning themselves well

Nathan Redmond produced a lovely bit of skill for Saints on the edge of the box, then crossing in Stuart Armstrong whose shot fires over the crossbar. 

24’

Saints continue to drive

Walker-Peters is on fire charging down that right wing, this time his short-range header finds the hands of Fabianski. 

22’

Saints looking dangerous

An intense couple of minutes for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men who continue to challenge the West Ham defence. Diallo finds Walker-Peters  who goes head-to-head with Fabianski, but the Hammers goalkeeper makes a brilliant block to send the ball behind for a corner. 

19’

Corner for West Ham

Bowen sends in a lovely corner to a packed penalty area. Alex McCarthy gets lost in a sea of players and it's Salisu who clears for Saints to divert the threat. 

12’

SO CLOSE 😳

Saints hit the counter immediately as Stuart Armstrong crosses in Minamino who is through on goal with just Fabianski to beat, his shot comes close but it bounces just wide of the post. 

11’

West Ham on the front foot

Antonio loops a beautiful ball into the box but the Southampton defence clear. 

9’

West Ham retaliate 

Soucek lines up Bowen behind Bednarek who dribbles into the box but the flag goes up. 

5’

Positive start from Saints

Southampton have started with a high tempo, Diallo tries his luck from range but it goes over the crossbar. 

1’

The final act begins 🎬

We're underway at London Stadium! 

Gearing up 💪

We're just 20 minutes away from kick-off here at London Stadium as the 2020/21 Premier League season draws to a close. Stay tuned for all updates from the capital!

15.40
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We start the day in 14th, but where do you think we'll finish the Premier League season? 

We start the day in 14th, but where do you think we'll finish the Premier League season? 

The results so far:

  • 12th
    43%
  • 13th
    8%
  • 14th
    14%
  • 15th
    10%
  • 16th
    24%

Surveying the surface 😎

Saints have arrived at London Stadium as they hope to secure their first away victory over West Ham since September 2016. 

15.10

West Ham lineup confirmed

Starting XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice [c], Soucek, Bowen, Fornals, Lingard, Antonio.

Subs: Randolph, Diop, Fredericks, Johnson, Balbuena, Noble, Yaymolenko, Benrahma, Odubeko. 

15.02

SAINTS LINEUP CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI:McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Armstrong. Minamino, Ings, Redmond

Subs: Forster, Stephens, Ferry, Romeu, Djenepo, Walcott, Tella, Nlundulu, Obafemi. 

15.01

📸 from the training ground!

It's been a big week of preparations at the training ground after Saints' 2-0 defeat to Leeds at St Mary's on Tuesday. 

14.30

Hear from the boss!

Find out what Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of his sides trip to the capital. 

14.15

Captain fantastic ✨

Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse hasn’t missed a single minute of Premier League football in either of the last two seasons – if he plays 90 minutes in this game, he will be the first midfielder to play every minute in consecutive seasons, and only the second midfielder to do so in more than one season, along with Gary McAllister (1993-94 with Leeds United, 1996-97 with Coventry City).

14.00

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Against no side has Southampton’s Theo Walcott scored more Premier League goals than he has against West Ham (6), while he’s only had more goal involvements against Newcastle (11) than he has against the Hammers (10 – 6 goals, 4 assists).

13.30

⏮⏮⏮ 2016

The last time Saints claimed victory over West Ham away from home was back in September 2016. Charlie Austin, Dusan Tadic and James Ward-Prowse were all on the scoresheet for Saints who left 3-0 victors. Can they finish their season on a high with victory this afternoon?

13.15

in their own stadium we didn't compete so good in the last years, so we have to go there and do it better."

ralph hasenhüttl
Southampton manager
13.00

Matchday in the capital 😇

Happy Sunday Saints fans and welcome to London Stadium, where Southampton face West Ham in the final game of their 2020/21 Premier League campaign. It's been a season of highs and lows for Saints, but victory in the capital could see them finish as high as 12th in the table. For West Ham, victory at home could see them secure a spot in the Europa League group stages, 

11.30

WHU vs SOU Line Ups

West Ham United

1
Lukasz Fabianski (GK)
21
Angelo Ogbonna
15
Craig Dawson
5
Vladimir Coufal
3
Aaron Cresswell
28
Tomas Soucek
41
Declan Rice (C) goal
replace Issa Diop (92′)
20
Jarrod Bowen
replace Mark Noble (84′)
11
Jesse Lingard
18
Pablo Fornals goal goal
30
Michail Antonio
replace Saïd Benrahma (69′)
7
Andriy Yarmolenko
9
Saïd Benrahma
4
Fabián Balbuena
24
Ryan Fredericks
31
Ben Johnson
16
Mark Noble
35
Darren Randolph
23
Issa Diop
45
Ademipo Odubeko

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
replace Oriol Romeu (60′)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
22
Mohammed Salisu yellow card
35
Jan Bednarek yellow card
11
Nathan Redmond
17
Stuart Armstrong
27
Ibrahima Diallo yellow card
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
19
Takumi Minamino
replace Nathan Tella (62′)
9
Danny Ings
replace Michael Obafemi (84′)
6
Oriol Romeu
47
Will Ferry
5
Jack Stephens
12
Moussa Djenepo
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
32
Theo Walcott
23
Nathan Tella
14
Michael Obafemi
44
Fraser Forster

WHU vs SOU Match Stats

West Ham United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    37
    comparison angle
    63
  • Shots
    14
    comparison angle
    17
  • Shots on target
    7
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    2
    comparison angle
    3
  • Passes Complete
    207
    comparison angle
    431

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
chances created
Chances Created
7
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
passes completed
Passes Completed
57
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
tackles
Tackles
7
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
4
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy