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West Ham 3-0 Southampton

Premier League    2018-19Match review
London Stadium   59,961
  SubsGoals  
1Lukasz Fabianski    
24Ryan Fredericks 1  
4Fabien Balbuena    
23Issa Diop    
26Arthur Masuaku    
14Pedro Obiang    
16Mark Noble    
45Grady Diangana    
10Manuel Lanzini   
30Michail Antonio    
7Marko Arnautovic 2  
19Jack WilshereSubed #45   
15Carlos SanchezSubed #16   
27Lucas PerezSubed #10   
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1Liverpool37162053101351341294
2Manchester City36170156121323341092
3Tottenham Hotspur37121532141108332370
4Chelsea3611613612927242768
5Arsenal3614224115648283466
6Manchester United3610623323927312865
7Wolverhampton Wanderers3710452821657192357
8Everton3710453021549222353
9Leicester City368282420747272751
10Watford368372524657262850
11West Ham United3794632275310162749
12Crystal Palace374591420928323046
13AFC Bournemouth3785630255112234045
14Newcastle United3781102425387142342
15Burnley3772923294510213640
16Southampton3757626294411183538
17Brighton and Hove Albion3665718243312153135
18Cardiff City37621121383213113131
19Fulham3763922321216124526
20Huddersfield Town3622149301314114414
match review copied from www.theguardian.com

Marko Arnautovic’s double helps West Ham see off Southampton in style
Date Published Sat 4 May 2019 17.24 BST

Marko Arnautovic scored his first goals since January as West Ham swept aside Southampton.

The Austrian, whose form had deserted him since a lucrative move to China failed to materialise during the transfer window, found the net twice and remind the home fans of his ability.

Ryan Fredericks hit the third goal as West Ham secured their biggest home win of the season.

The West Ham manager, Manuel Pellegrini, said he now hopes Arnautovic learns from his stop-start season. “With this team, with Marko, a complete season that is quiet, calm and just playing football, he is a player who makes a difference,” he said. “I’m sure this season will be a good lesson for him I am absolutely convinced next season we will see a great Marko.”

The hosts were missing two of their most influential players, the ill Declan Rice and Felipe Anderson, but it did not show as they raced into a 16th-minute lead through Arnautovic. Southampton’s Yan Valery inexplicably gave the ball to Mark Noble who then played in Arnautovic, who drilled it past Fraser Forster.

It felt like a moment of redemption for the forward who has, on occasions, been booed by the West Ham fans following his unseemly attempts to engineer a January move.

With Southampton having guaranteed their survival the previous week, Forster was brought out of cold storage for a first appearance since Boxing Day 2017.

The former Celtic keeper twice got down well to keep out Michail Antonio efforts and also beat away a shot from Manuel Lanzini before half-time.

The Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl, sent on Nathan Redmond at the start of the second half to inject some life into their attack. The winger met a corner at the far post but with plenty of the goal to aim at he blasted his shot straight at Michail Antonio.

Shortly afterwards Redmond’s volley forced West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski into his only save.

Saints felt they should have had a penalty when Fredericks collided with Shane Long in the area but the referee, Stuart Attwell, did not agree.

Forster then saved an effort from Manuel Lanzini at his near post but West Ham were beginning to exert pressure and it told in the 69th minute. Forster could only palm Arthur Masuaku’s drilled cross into the body of Arnautovic, who snaffled a simple header after the ball looped into the air.

Three minutes later, West Ham had their third, Fredericks combining with substitute Jack Wilshere to find an opening and the full-back fired beyond Forster for his first Premier League goal.

Arnautovic almost completed a hat-trick late on when he cut inside on to his right foot only to curl the ball agonisingly wide. Hasenhüttl put the lacklustre defeat down to his side’s recent efforts. “It’s not a coincidence that after some intense weeks and months, using that energy to stay in the league, and then you have a game where you make a big mistake and go 1-0 down, that the physical energy is not so high,” he said.

“That’s not a surprise to me. The power and conviction was not there. We have invested a lot. You could feel we were not that compact and a few steps too late.”

Daily Mail: PLAYER RATINGS AND LIVE TABLE
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Fabianski 6, Fredericks 6, Balbuena 7, Diop 7, Masuaku 6, Noble 8 (Sanchez 78 mins), Obiang 6, Diangana 6 (Wilshere 67 mins, 6), Lanzini 6 (Perez 83 mins, 5), Antonio 6, Arnautovic 6
Subs not used: Adrian, Zabaleta, Fernandez, Ogbonna
Booked: Lanzini
Scorers: Arnautovic 16, 69 Fredericks 72
Southampton (4-2-3-1): Forster 7, Valery 5, Stephens 6, Bednarek 6, Bertrand 6; Hojbjerg 6, Lemina 6 (Romeu 75 mins, 6)' Armstrong 6 (Ward-Prowse 67 mins, 6), Elyounoussi 6, Long 7; Ings 6 (Redmond 46 mins, 6)
Subs not used: Gunn, Austin, Targett, Ramsay
Booked: Romeu
Referee: Stuart Atwell 7
Man of the Match: Mark Noble
Attendance: 59,961
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