Michail Antonio was sent off for West Ham as they played out the boring football results at the weekend in the Premier League. Southampton’s Armando Borja came the closest to scoring in a tightly contested game. He hit the post after a wonderful key skill before his header was cleared off the line by Declan Rice.
West Ham are now unbeaten in their last seven games, the first time they have done so for the past six years. Both teams move down to fifth and 14th in the table respectively.
Southampton: McCarthy (8), Livramento (8), Stephens (8), Salisu (8), Perraud (8), Redmond (6), Romeu (6), Ward-Prowse (6), Djenepo (6), Armstrong (6), Elyounoussi (6)
Subs: Broja (9), Diallo (8)
West Ham: Fabianski (6), Coufal (6), Ogbonna (6), Dawson (7), Cresswell (7), Rice (7), Soucek (6), Fornals (6), Antonio (6), Bowen (7), Benrahma (6)
Subs: Yarmolenko (6), Vlasic (6)
Man of the match: Armando Broja
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “The way we defended deep was very good and in the end, we had the bigger chances today and normally we should win the game.” he added. “Yes, we had less possession, but no we didn’t have fewer chances to win the game. Today the defensive work of all of our team was amazing and this is the key to staying in the game and getting a chance to win it. I don’t think we have ever been so close to beating West Ham, a team we struggle against.”
West Ham boss David Moyes: “Look, it can happen football (Antonio’s red card). Having been booked the first time, he was stupid to lunge in but these things in football happen, so we’re not going to make too big a deal of it.” he added. “He’s got himself sent off and at the time it looked like the referee probably got it right. We always knew these sort of things could happen and they have done today.”
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