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')

Result: All square between Southampton, West Ham United

Southampton and West Ham United share the spoils in their Premier League encounter at St Mary's Stadium.

Southampton and West Ham United have played out a 1-1 draw in their Premier League clash at St Mary's Stadium.

Southampton's Gaston Ramirez celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League clash with West Ham on April 13, 2013© PA Photos

The Saints started the game the brighter of the two sides, with Adam Lallana showing good movement and attacking intent early on.

Kevin Nolan had a good chance to put the Hammers in front from the edge of the area after seven minutes, but Artur Boruc made the save between the Southampton posts.

Two minutes later Ricardo Vaz Te shot over the crossbar from outside the box, before James Collins intervened to put flight to a Southampton move between Gaston Ramirez and Nathaniel Clyne.

Jack Cork and Lallana combined with each other to force the West Ham defence to drop deep, but Guy Demel made a clearance in the end to deny the former a tap-in.

Then on the half-hour mark Vaz Te outran Fox on the right wing and rolled the ball back across the box for Nolan to shoot at goal, but Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld made a timely block.

The Hammers had goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen to thank 10 minutes before the half-time interval as he made a good save to keep out Rickie Lambert's effort from close range with the help of the post.

Andy Carroll had a good chance for West Ham 10 minutes into the second half when he found himself with the ball just outside the six-yard box, but the England international striker dragged his shot wide.

That miss came to haunt the visitors four minutes later, as the Saints broke the deadlock when Ramirez shot home past Jaaskelainen with a fine effort.

However, Carroll redeemed himself for his earlier miss on 66 minutes when he turned in Gary O'Neil's free kick off the foot of Steven Davis.

West Ham United's Andy Carroll celebrates scoring against Southampton on April 13, 2013© PA Photos

Both sides had chances to add to the scoreline during the remainder of the match, but failed to do so.

Saints skipper Adam Lallana leaves the field early through injury on December 8, 2012
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Southampton, West Ham fail to break deadlock
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables