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The referee ends the match.
Gaston Ramirez takes a shot. Adrian fumbles the ball.
Corner taken by Gaston Ramirez from the right by-line.
Luke Shaw makes a clearance.
Matthew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Gallagher.
Guy Demel restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Adam Lallana.
Shot by Jay Rodriguez went wide of the right-hand upright.
James Ward-Prowse takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Free kick taken by Adrian Adrian.
George McCartney fouled by Gaston Ramirez, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Steven Davis from the right by-line.
Shot by Adam Lallana. Adrian parries the effort to safety.
George McCartney makes a clearance.
Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
Sam Gallagher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rickie Lambert.
James Ward-Prowse is brought on as a substitute for Morgan Schneiderlin.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Jay Rodriguez.
Shot comes in from Rickie Lambert from the free kick. Adrian blocks the ball.
Maya Yoshida fouled by Mark Noble, the ref awards a free kick.
Carlton Cole challenges Gaston Ramirez unfairly and gives away a free kick.
George McCartney manages to make a clearance.
Kevin Nolan leaves the field to be replaced by Winston Reid.
Gaston Ramirez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. James Collins gets a block in.
Matthew Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gaston Ramirez.
Kevin Nolan scores with their right foot. West Ham 3-1 Southampton.Carlton Cole provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is sent over by Stewart Downing.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.
Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlton Cole on Morgan Schneiderlin.
Corner taken by Gaston Ramirez.
The ball is sent over by Adam Lallana.
Jack Cork leaves the field to be replaced by Gaston Ramirez.
Unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Jay Rodriguez results in a free kick.
Mark Noble challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Jose Fonte.
Header by James Collins goes over the bar.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the left by-line.
Clearance made by Maya Yoshida.
Mohamed Diame is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Jarvis.
Luke Shaw takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adrian parries the ball away.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Davis.
Header at goal by Jose Fonte. James Collins gets a block in.
Centre by Adam Lallana.
Steven Davis sends in a cross.
Matthew Jarvis challenges Luke Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by James Collins.
Shot by Adam Lallana. James Collins gets a block in.
Adrian Adrian restarts play with the free kick.
The referee starts the second half.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Carlton Cole fouled by Calum Chambers, the ref awards a free kick.
George McCartney fouled by Rickie Lambert, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Jose Fonte.
James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
Stewart Downing takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jose Fonte gets a block in.
Corner from the taken by Steven Davis.
The ball is swung over by Calum Chambers.
James Collins manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Jay Rodriguez. Matthew Taylor gets a block in.
Free kick taken by Jose Fonte.
Shot by Jay Rodriguez cleared the bar.
Stewart Downing crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Calum Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Downing.
Adrian Adrian takes the free kick.
James Tomkins fouled by Rickie Lambert, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing.
Header by Carlton Cole strikes the woodwork.
Stewart Downing sends in a cross.
Carlton Cole has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Matthew Jarvis scores a right footed goal. West Ham 1-1 Southampton.
Matthew Jarvis scores a right footed goal. West Ham 1-1 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Kevin Nolan.
Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Fonte.
Centre by Stewart Downing.
Morgan Schneiderlin manages to make a clearance.
Jay Rodriguez sends in a cross.
Header by Jay Rodriguez misses left.
Jack Cork manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Steven Davis crosses the ball in from the free kick. Maya Yoshida scores a headed goal. West Ham 0-1 Southampton.Assist by Steven Davis.
James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana.
Stewart Downing produces a cross.
Calum Chambers makes a clearance.
The official flags Steven Davis offside.
The referee gets the game underway.
Allardyce hoping to reward faith
Sam Allardyce admits West Ham's owners will only know whether they were right not to sack him at the end of the season.
Five of the Barclays Premier League's bottom six teams have changed managers this term, with basement club Fulham swinging the axe twice.
But Upton Park co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold stuck with Allardyce and have been rewarded for their patience with 10 points from the last four games, lifting the Hammers out of the bottom three and up to 11th.
West Ham host Southampton on Saturday looking to make it four wins on the trot, but Allardyce knows the owners' patience will only be vindicated by where they finish.
"We'll only know that at the end of the season, when we have achieved what we want to achieve and that is to finish as high up the table as we can," he said.
"We are not out of the woods yet but we have made great strides, all of us, including the co-chairmen and vice-chairman Karren Brady for getting some new players in January.
"Everyone has played a part to alleviate the situation we were in and it's my job to make sure that pays off. At the moment it's going well but Southampton are back in good form again so it will be a difficult game.
"But hopefully with the form we are in we will be big enough and strong enough to conquer them."
West Ham's recent run has been built around a rock-solid defence - dubbed 'Adrian's Wall' after their Spanish goalkeeper - who have conceded just one goal in six league matches.
In fact their 13 clean sheets this season is the best defensive record in the Premier League.
"It's nice to be top of one league for a change," added Allardyce.
"But the basis for any winning side is you have to be a sound, solid defensive unit no matter how many talented players you have.
"That's the basis to start your success on, irrespective of what any other manager might portray publicly, privately they will say the same. It's just that I am brave enough to say it."
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his players will have to raise their game if they are to win a club-record third league away game.
Victory at Upton Park would also see the Saints make it six wins on the road in the Barclays Premier League season, an historic achievement for the club.
West Ham are also in fine fettle and are riding a three-match winning run in the league while they have kept a clean sheet in their last four matches, including a goalless result against Chelsea.
"West ham has improved a lot in recent games," Pochettino said. "They are doing a great job defensively.
"We know we are going to have a tough game.
"We need to increase our level in order to win."
Southampton are 11 points clear of West Ham, who are 11th in the standings, four points clear of the drop zone.
However, Pochettino knows his side is in for a difficult afternoon.
"They are strong and hard to play against," he said. "They have good players.
"They know what it is to fight in these situations.
"This is a time in the competition where every game is a battle and it's hard.
"Every match from now on demands a lot of effort both physically and mentally."
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