Apr 13, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Southampton
1-1
West HamWest Ham United
Ramirez (59')
Schneiderlin (5'), Fox (25')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Carroll (66')
Carroll (42'), Pogatetz (73'), Vaz Te (83')

Mauricio Pochettino prepared for West Ham United battle

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino on the touchline during the match against Chelsea on March 30, 2013
© PA Photos
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino reveals that he is expecting West Ham United to be "very direct" when the two sides meet on Saturday.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has called on his side to 'impose their brand of football' on West Ham United at the weekend.

The Saints have impressed under Pochettino since he arrived at the club in January, beating the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, but the Argentinean boss expects a different kind of match against Sam Allardyce's men.

The 41-year-old told reporters: "I think West Ham are going to be very direct, very aggressive and play the long ball to try and keep us in our half.

"There were many times during the game against Liverpool when this was effective for them - we have to take into account that their players are very tall and aggressive, very physical.

"We have to try and impose our brand of football, be dynamic and keep going forward. We also need to be aware that we will suffer against them when we don't have the ball."

Southampton could move into the top half of the table with three points against the Hammers.

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