Southampton and West Ham battle 0-0 Premier League draw

Both sides created chances to win it, but with no real cutting edge at either end, a draw will go down as fair.

With the game bogged down in midfield in the first 45 minutes, Ryan Fredericks’ header went down as the game’s first meaningful chance.

With Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl missing from the touchline, the hosts were unable to really get themselves going after the break, it was West Ham that created the better chances to win it.

In form Tomas Soucek proved again what a handful he can be as the Czech star brought a diving stop from Alex McCarthy.

But just as the game looked to drifting off towards a complete, Said Benrahma was presented with a golden opportunity inside the box, but McCarthy spread himself to preserve his clean sheet.

Full Time at the St.Mary’s Stadium it’s Southampton 0 West Ham 0

Premier League Preview: Southampton v Sheffield United

The Saints have won four in six heading into this one and with United without a win so far this season they will be confident of a positive result.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed he has a fully fit squad to pick from against the Blades and the Austrian is only likely to make limited changes.

Star man Danny Ings netted the winner off the bench at Brighton last weekend and he looks certain to replace Moussa Djenepo in the starting XI.

Blades boss Chris Wilder has confirmed Enda Stevens and Lys Mousset will be fit to return for him with
Max Lowe and John Lundstrum set to drop down to the bench.

Kick Off on the south coast is set for 12pm at the St.Mary’s Stadium

Southampton secure 2-0 Premier League home win over West Brom

The Saints never really got out of second gear against the Baggies as a goal in each half from Moussa Djenepo and Oriol Romeu secured all three points.

The home side were the brighter of the two teams in the opening stages, with Che Adams and Kyle Walker-Peters both testing Sam Johnstone.

The former Manchester United keeper continued to keep the Baggies in the game, as he produced an instinctive stop from Danny Ings.

But with Johnstone forming a one-man barrier to the hosts, it was only a matter of time before they broke through, as Djenepo confidently tucked home just before the break.

Slaven Bilic’s side carved out some half chances after the restart, but with the visitors keeping them at arm’s length, Romeu secured the win late on.

Stuart Armstrong’s cross wasn’t cut out by the Baggies defence and the Spaniard swept home his first goal since 2019.

FULL TIME AT THE ST.MARY’S STADIUM IT’S SOUTHAMPTON 2 WEST BROM 0

Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane Power Tottenham to a 5-2 Win at Southampton

With Bale now confirmed as a Tottenham player, Kane and Son offered a reminder of what they can do, as Kane laid on an outrageous four goals for the South Korean.

Southampton were impressive in patches in their first home game of the campaign, and despite Danny Ings’ brilliant opener, they, like the rest of us could only watch on as Kane and Son turned on style.

Despite being brushed aside after the break, the Saints were the better team in the first half, as Ings’ instinctive finish put them in front on the half hour.

But, despite being second best for much first 45 minutes, Son stole in front of his man to level things up just before the break.

That goal proved to a turning point in the game, as the pair ran riot after the restart.

Son made it 2-0 on 48 minutes, as Kane slipped him in behind the Saints defence, before completing his hat trick on the hour from yep…….you guessed it, another Kane pass.

With the tie now over as a contest, Mourinho’s side refused to slow down, and Son grabbed his fourth of the match on 74 minutes.

But with neither side in the mood to stop the final stages, Kane finally got himself on the scoresheet with ten minutes to play.

His old mate Son freed Erik Lamela inside the box, and after his strike came back off the post, Kane finally grabbed his deserved goal.

Ings buried a second goal from the penalty spot in added time, but incredibly, despite scoring twice at home, nothing could distract from Spurs’ deadly duo.

FULL TIME AT THE ST.MARY’S STADIUM IT’S SOUTHAMPTON 2 TOTTENHAM 5