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  • Date:18 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St. Mary's Stadium
  • Attendance:32,152
Goal!

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93:31 +3.31

Julien Faubert sends in a cross.

91:50 +1.50

Unfair challenge on Dan Harding by Winston Reid results in a free kick. Winston Reid receives a caution. Strike comes in from Richard Lambert from the free kick, save made by Manuel Almunia.

89:40

Steve De Ridder gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Winston Reid. Steve De Ridder is given a yellow card. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.

87:28

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dan Harding.

87:18

Steve De Ridder takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

86:51

The ball is delivered by George McCartney, Kelvin Davis makes a save.

85:44

Mark Noble takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, clearance by Jose Fonte.

84:49

Frazer Richardson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George McCartney. Steve De Ridder joins the action as a substitute, replacing Guly Do Prado. Mark Noble sends in a cross.

84:43

The ball is swung over by George McCartney, Kelvin Davis manages to make a clearance.

81:12

Jack Cork is brought on as a substitute for David Connolly.

79:45

Corner taken right-footed by Henri Lansbury from the left by-line, clearance made by Guly Do Prado.

79:35

A cross is delivered by George McCartney, clearance made by Guly Do Prado.

79:24

Centre by Julien Faubert.

78:00

Joey O'Brien comes on in place of John Carew.

77:20

Guly Do Prado takes a shot. Blocked by Winston Reid.

75:56

The offside flag is raised against Frederic Piquionne. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

74:51

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Daniel Fox. Jos Hooiveld produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

74:41

Guly Do Prado takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.

72:42

Richard Chaplow challenges Henri Lansbury unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Richard Chaplow a yellow card. Dan Harding replaces Richard Chaplow. Free kick taken by George McCartney.

72:12

Frazer Richardson sends in a cross, clearance by Winston Reid.

70:01

Guly Do Prado has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

69:52

The ball is delivered by Richard Lambert, Abdoulaye Faye manages to make a clearance.

67:56

Richard Chaplow produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

66:47

Julien Faubert produces a cross.

65:43

Frazer Richardson concedes a free kick for a foul on Henri Lansbury. George McCartney restarts play with the free kick.

65:23

Mark Noble joins the action as a substitute, replacing Papa Bouba Diop.

63:03

Dean Hammond crosses the ball, George McCartney gets a block in. Corner taken by Daniel Fox played to the near post, clearance made by Winston Reid.

62:27

Jos Hooiveld is shown a yellow card.

61:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Henri Lansbury, Header by John Carew from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

60:11

David Connolly has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

59:16

Sam Baldock takes a shot. Save made by Kelvin Davis.

59:01

Foul by Richard Chaplow on Kevin Nolan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by George McCartney.

58:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Lambert by George McCartney. Frazer Richardson restarts play with the free kick.

57:46

The ball is swung over by Sam Baldock, clearance by Jose Fonte.

55:56

Richard Lambert sends in a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by Dean Hammond misses to the right of the target.

55:02

David Connolly produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

53:54

Frederic Piquionne fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Julien Faubert, Effort from deep inside the area by Papa Bouba Diop misses to the right of the goal.

53:02

Sam Baldock produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

52:07

Corner taken by Daniel Fox from the right by-line.

50:34

Unfair challenge on Dean Hammond by Kevin Nolan results in a free kick. Kevin Nolan is given a yellow card. Sam Baldock is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Richard Lambert has an effort direct from the free kick, Abdoulaye Faye gets a block in.

49:29

The ball is swung over by Frederic Piquionne, Daniel Fox gets a block in. Corner taken by Henri Lansbury, Winston Reid has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

49:19

The ball is swung over by Frederic Piquionne, clearance made by Jose Fonte.

47:42

George McCartney crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Chaplow. Corner taken by Henri Lansbury from the right by-line.

46:37

Henri Lansbury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

45:53 +0.53

Centre by Frederic Piquionne, Close range headed effort by John Carew misses to the right of the target.

45:33

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Winston Reid.

44:07

Corner taken by Daniel Fox, Jos Hooiveld grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Southampton 1-0 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Fox.

43:55

David Connolly takes a shot. Abdoulaye Faye gets a block in.

41:02

Unfair challenge on Julien Faubert by Richard Chaplow results in a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

36:47

The ball is crossed by Richard Lambert, Richard Chaplow takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

36:28

A cross is delivered by Frazer Richardson, blocked by George McCartney.

36:02

Sam Baldock takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.

34:02

Frederic Piquionne handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.

33:49

Julien Faubert delivers the ball, Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance.

31:03

Kevin Nolan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

30:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jos Hooiveld by Henri Lansbury. Daniel Fox takes the direct free kick.

29:58

John Carew sends in a cross, clearance by Jos Hooiveld.

29:18

The ball is delivered by David Connolly, Richard Chaplow produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.

26:56

George McCartney fouled by Guly Do Prado, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by George McCartney.

25:13

The ball is crossed by Daniel Fox, Unfair challenge on Winston Reid by Jose Fonte results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

24:22

Daniel Fox takes a inswinging corner.

24:15

Richard Lambert crosses the ball, clearance made by Winston Reid.

23:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Dean Hammond. Papa Bouba Diop restarts play with the free kick.

23:00

The ball is crossed by Frazer Richardson.

21:24

Papa Bouba Diop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Chaplow. Morgan Schneiderlin takes the direct free kick.

19:57

Frederic Piquionne is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Taylor.

18:58

Kevin Nolan challenges Dean Hammond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Morgan Schneiderlin.

17:23

A cross is delivered by Henri Lansbury, clearance by Jos Hooiveld.

11:09

David Connolly delivers the ball, Manuel Almunia makes a save.

8:09

Foul by Kevin Nolan on Morgan Schneiderlin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Hammond.

7:38

Shot by Dean Hammond from outside the box goes over the net.

6:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against John Carew. Jos Hooiveld takes the free kick.

5:42

Dean Hammond has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

5:20

Foul by Papa Bouba Diop on Richard Chaplow, free kick awarded. Dean Hammond takes the free kick.

3:35

David Connolly takes a shot. Winston Reid gets a block in.

3:03

Daniel Fox sends in a cross, Henri Lansbury gets a block in.

0:48

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis. Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Guly Do Prado.

0:25

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, clearance by Jose Fonte.

Match Preview

Saints hopeful over Lallana Adam Lallana could be available when leaders Southampton take on second-placed West Ham. The attacking midfielder was ruled out of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Derby with a foot injury but boss Nigel Adkins is hopeful he will be passed fit. Defender Frazer Richardson is a doubt after he limped off against the Rams. Midfielder Jack Cork dropped into the back four at Pride Park but Danny Butterfield is a natural replacement at right-back and could earn a recall to the squad. Centre-half Dan Seabourne is still recovering from head injuries sustained in an assault. Veteran striker David Connolly, who spent a season with the Hammers eight years ago, will line up against his old club alongside 11-goal top scorer Rickie Lambert. James Tomkins and Matt Taylor are injury doubts for West Ham. Centre-half Tomkins came off against Blackpool on Saturday with a groin problem and midfielder Taylor is still feeling a calf injury. But fit-again full-back Joey O'Brien (hamstring) returns along with midfielder Henri Lansbury and striker Carlton Cole, who were rested at the weekend. Robert Green (knee) is still out so Manuel Almunia keeps his place in goal, while wingers David Bentley (knee) and Gary O'Neil (ankle) are long-term absentees. Boss Sam Allardyce must decide whether to stick with two up front after John Carew and Sam Baldock were both on target in Saturday's 4-0 win, or revert to a lone striker against the leaders.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

Formation: 451Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • Kelvin Davis
  • Frazer Richardson
  • Jose Fonte
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Daniel Fox
  • Guly Do Prado
  • Dean Hammond
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Richard Chaplow
  • David Connolly
  • Richard Lambert
  • SUBS
  • Bartosz Bialkowski
  • Dan Harding
  • Jack Cork
  • Aaron Martin
  • Steve De Ridder

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Match Report

Hooiveld header snatches Saints win Southampton maintained their 100% home record and stretched their lead at the top of the npower Championship as Jos Hooiveld's header proved enough to end second-placed West Ham's unbeaten away record. On-loan Celtic defender Hooiveld powered home the winner on the stroke of half-time in front of a St Mary's record crowd of 32,150, but they were put under immense pressure by the Hammers, who hit the post late on through Mark Noble's cross-shot. The visitors started brightly, with Matt Taylor testing Kelvin Davis with a low drive inside the opening minute. Saints' response came from returning skipper Dean Hammond who fizzed a shot over the crossbar from 30 yards and then tried his luck again from distance but with the same outcome shortly afterwards. West Ham were forced to make an early substitution when Taylor limped off to be replaced by Frederic Piquionne with what looked to be a recurrence of a calf injury. It was the home side who were on top as the half progressed. Richard Chaplow should have done better with a close-range volley. The Hammers hit back as Piquionne sent John Carew clear down the left. He picked out captain Kevin Nolan but his 22-yard curling shot flew inches past the upright. Striker Sam Baldock, who scored his first goals for West Ham on Saturday, looked set to get his name on the scoresheet again in the 36th minute but his hooked effort from eight yards was well blocked by the legs of Davis. That sparked Southampton back into life, and after David Connolly saw a first-time volley gathered by Manuel Almunia, they opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time. Hammond's corner from the right picked out Hooiveld and the on-loan Celtic defender powered a header past the keeper. It was the home side who bossed the opening stages of the second half, with a succession of corners ending with Winston Reid blazing over. A Rickie Lambert free-kick was deflected wide for Saints and at the other end Baldock found himself one on one with Davis but sent his curling strike past the post as the game opened up. A slip from Papa Bouba Diop allowed Connolly to race forward and bend a shot just wide, and the same player spurned another chance moments later. Sam Allardyce's side continued to press, though, and a well-worked free-kick saw Nolan roll his marker and bring another good stop from Davis. Chaplow was not too far away with an angled drive and Guly Do Prado curled an effort past the far post as Saints came back into it. Guly was presented with another opportunity when a mix-up between George McCartney and Noble allowed Lambert to pick him out, but the Brazilian saw his shot blocked by Almunia. In a frantic finish, Noble saw a free-kick tipped onto the roof of the net and from the resulting corner his cross flicked off the head of a defender and came back off the far post but Southampton held on.

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