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Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Nolan on Nathaniel Clyne. Morgan Schneiderlin restarts play with the free kick.
Jason Puncheon is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The official flags Kevin Nolan offside. Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil played to the near post, clearance by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Blocked by Joey O'Brien. Unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Jason Puncheon results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Davis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Morgan Schneiderlin fouled by Jack Collison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
The referee gives a free kick against Jason Puncheon for handball. (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Matthew Taylor coming on for Ricardo Vaz Te. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Daniel Fox, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Rickie Lambert, blocked by Andy Carroll. Steven Davis decides to take a short corner. The ball is delivered by Steven Davis, clearance by Joey O'Brien.
The ball is swung over by Jason Puncheon, James Collins makes a clearance.
The referee books Ricardo Vaz Te for unsporting behaviour.
Ricardo Vaz Te gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Fox. Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jason Puncheon, Jos Hooiveld takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis to the near post, Andy Carroll makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line to the near post, Morgan Schneiderlin makes a clearance.
Emanuel Pogatetz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez. Gaston Ramirez restarts play with the free kick. (Southampton) makes a substitution, with Jason Puncheon coming on for Gaston Ramirez.
Andy Carroll takes a shot. Save by Artur Boruc.
Jay Rodriguez crosses the ball, Joey O'Brien manages to make a clearance.
Jay Rodriguez has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Emanuel Pogatetz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez. Emanuel Pogatetz is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Gaston Ramirez has an effort direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gaston Ramirez by Guy Demel. Jay Rodriguez replaces Adam Lallana. Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Jos Hooiveld fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Nolan on Gaston Ramirez. Gaston Ramirez has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Andy Carroll grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southampton 1-1 West Ham.Assist by Gary O'Neil.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jos Hooiveld on Mohamed Diame. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick.
Emanuel Pogatetz comes on in place of James Tomkins.
Nathaniel Clyne delivers the ball, clearance by Guy Demel.
A cross is delivered by Gaston Ramirez, clearance made by Kevin Nolan.
Inswinging corner taken by Gaston Ramirez, clearance made by James Collins.
Gaston Ramirez finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 West Ham.Corner taken by Gary O'Neil.
The official flags Ricardo Vaz Te offside. Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
Jack Collison comes on in place of Matthew Jarvis.
Centre by Rickie Lambert.
Andy Carroll produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
The ball is delivered by Ricardo Vaz Te, clearance made by Gaston Ramirez.
The ball is swung over by Nathaniel Clyne, clearance made by Ricardo Vaz Te.
Nathaniel Clyne produces a cross, clearance made by James Tomkins.
Ricardo Vaz Te challenges Rickie Lambert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
The ball is sent over by Jack Cork, Rickie Lambert has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Gaston Ramirez sends in a cross, clearance by Guy Demel.
The ball is swung over by Adam Lallana, clearance by James Collins.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, Gaston Ramirez makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll by Gaston Ramirez. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick.
The referee shows Andy Carroll a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Gary O'Neil on Maya Yoshida, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gaston Ramirez.
Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Maya Yoshida. Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick. James Collins takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gaston Ramirez.
Rickie Lambert takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork. Gaston Ramirez takes the free kick.
Steven Davis produces a cross, clearance by James Tomkins.
Gaston Ramirez takes a shot. Gary O'Neil gets a block in. Steven Davis takes a short corner.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gaston Ramirez, Kevin Nolan manages to make a clearance.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gaston Ramirez. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The ball is swung over by Rickie Lambert, Gary O'Neil makes a clearance.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Ricardo Vaz Te, Artur Boruc makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rickie Lambert by Gary O'Neil. Rickie Lambert fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Andy Carroll gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the left by-line, Foul by Maya Yoshida on Joey O'Brien, free kick awarded. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Andy Carroll gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jos Hooiveld. Direct free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Unfair challenge on Guy Demel by Daniel Fox results in a free kick. Daniel Fox receives a caution. James Collins takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin by Joey O'Brien. Maya Yoshida takes the direct free kick.
Andy Carroll is ruled offside. Artur Boruc takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by Daniel Fox, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Gaston Ramirez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien. Direct free kick taken by James Collins.
Foul by Gaston Ramirez on Joey O'Brien, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
Effort on goal by Ricardo Vaz Te from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save by Artur Boruc.
James Collins takes a shot. Blocked by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Andy Carroll fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
Booking for Morgan Schneiderlin.
Daniel Fox crosses the ball, clearance made by Guy Demel. Steven Davis takes the inswinging corner, Kevin Nolan manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Joey O'Brien on Gaston Ramirez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Saints trio struggling for fitness
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino could be without a trio of players for the Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham on Saturday.
A virus has sidelined Luke Shaw, Jason Puncheon and Jay Rodriguez and all are now doubts for the visit of the Hammers.
Other than the three players fighting illness, Pochettino has a clean bill of health as his side look for the win that would move them on to 40 points for the season.
Pochettino has refused to criticise West Ham for their perceived negative approach in some of their Premier League fixtures this season.
Following last weekend's goalless draw at Liverpool there were plenty of questions asked about the system and style of play deployed by Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.
Pochettino, who has brought free-flowing and attacking football to St Mary's since replacing Nigel Adkins in January, has guided the Saints into 11th spot in the table and welcomes West Ham to the south coast on Saturday.
But the former Argentina international accepted that there are different ways of picking up vital results in the league and said he and his players must respect West Ham's approach if they are to overcome Allardyce's side.
"There are always different tastes and different points of view in football," he said.
"I think they got a result that was positive for them [against Liverpool]. Many people are interested in how you win and how you get positive results and there are some that don't care about that, both points of view are respected.
Asked how he thought Allardyce would set his team up at St Mary's, Pochettino replied: "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."
West Ham will have on-loan striker Andy Carroll available after he was ineligible for last weekend's goalless draw against parent club Liverpool.
Midfielder Joe Cole (hamstring) and Mark Noble (shoulder) are still sidelined.
Defenders Winston Reid (hip) and George McCartney (knee) also remain out.
Southampton's run of positive results from attacking football which has impressed Hammers boss Allardyce.
He said: "At home, we all want to use a pressing game because it creates a much more active and quicker game that fans want to see. They don't want to see us playing with a slow tempo and a slow build up in the Premier League.
"Certainly when you're the home team the emphasis is on you, so actually pressing high up the pitch is a good way to get the players on a high tempo and then of course get the fans cheering for the team."
Allardyce has to decide whether to recall Andy Carroll after the on-loan forward was not available for selection against his parent club last weekend.
The Irons boss, however, knows Southampton present plenty of attacking problems themselves.
"(Rickie) Lambert and (Jay) Rodriguez without a doubt, and (Adam) Lallana if he plays, all three of them have mastered the challenge of the Premier League brilliantly," he said.
"Lambert has been doing it right from the very start. He has scored goals in every division he has played in now, which is a magnificent achievement.
"Rodriguez, of course, having had time to settle from Burnley, has shown the sort of goalscoring form that he managed before.
"Lallana has always been a good player in my eyes so that's a very dangerous front three, so we will need to be as good defensively as were against Liverpool."
Southampton 1-1 West Ham: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
Carroll earns Hammers point
Andy Carroll earned West Ham a hard-fought 1-1 draw in miserable conditions at Southampton, bringing the hosts' three-match winning streak to an end.
The on-loan 24-year-old missed last weekend's trip to parent club Liverpool and made an immediate impact on his return to Sam Allardyce's starting line-up.
Having proved a nuisance all afternoon, the #35million striker fired low past Artur Boruc to deny Southampton a fourth win on the bounce.
Saints came closest to breaking the deadlock in a nondescript first half, with Jussi Jaaskelainen somehow tipping a close-range Rickie Lambert effort onto the post.
Carroll fired just wide 10 minutes into the second half and the hosts soon capitalised, with club record signing Gaston Ramirez netting.
The lead was to last just seven minutes, though, as Carroll found the net after firing home a short free-kick from Gary O'Neil to earn the east Londoners a point at their fellow promoted side.
Carroll was West Ham's only change at Southampton, who brought Danny Fox and Adam Lallana in for Luke Shaw and Jay Rodriguez after the pair fell ill during the week.
Lallana was quick to make an impact in a week in which he penned a new five-year deal, being denied inside two minutes by a late James Tomkins challenge.
Morgan Schneiderlin received the afternoon's first booking moments later after going down easy under a challenge from Kevin Nolan, who soon tested Boruc from close range.
Ricardo Vaz Te was the next to go close, flashing a 25-yard drive just over, although play was fairly even.
James Collins and Tomkins had to be alert to clear threatening balls from Nathaniel Clyne, before a Lallana cross just evaded Jack Cork at the back post.
In truth, neither side were creating many clear-cut opportunities as they struggled to keep possession in the wet and windy conditions.
Fox was booked for a sliding challenge on Guy Demel before the Saints left-back almost gifted the visitors a goal.
The 26-year-old was easily turned on the wing by Vaz Te, whose pull back would have been turned in by Nolan was it not for Jos Hooiveld's intervention.
Tomkins reacted well to thwart Lallana from close range when play returned to the other end, with Jaaskelainen then superbly denying Lambert.
Ramirez floated in a free-kick to the back post and the Saints forward prodded goalwards, only for the Hammers goalkeeper to superbly tip onto the post.
Suggestions the ball was over the line were waved away by referee Mike Dean, who soon booked Carroll for repeated dissent.
The officials were involved yet again as the half drew to a close Ramirez and Joey O'Brien tangled in the box before Lambert headed a Cork cross inches wide.
It was an exciting end to a tepid first half, with both sides struggling in the poor weather.
That continued after the break and it took until the 55th minute for the first chance of note, with Carroll flashing a strike inches wide after Saints failed to clear their lines.
The hosts took advantage of that miss by taking the lead just three minutes later.
Boruc's long ball up field was only cleared by Tomkins as far as Ramirez, who went through to net his fifth of the season. After the ball squirmed under a joint challenge from Collins and Tomkins, he coolly fired home past Jaaskelainen.
Saints were looking far from comfortable, though, and only a last-ditch Cork header prevented Nolan bundling home an equaliser.
However, the 2,740 visiting fans did not have to wait long for something to cheer about as West Ham won a free-kick on the edge of the box and O'Neil played it short for Carroll to fire low past Boruc via a slight deflection off Steven Davis.
Southampton brought on Rodriguez for Lallana in a bid to find a winner, with the in-form striker's first contribution to go on a run that brought a foul from substitute Emmanuel Pogatetz, who was booked for his challenge.
Carroll saw a low strike stopped by Boruc as he searched for his second, before coming back to deny Rodriguez at the other end.
Lambert hit a 20-yard free-kick at the West Ham wall late on and the visitors saw handball appeals against Hooiveld waved away, before Rodriguez tested Jaaskelainen from distance.
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