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Premier League: West Ham 4 Southampton 1

20 October 2012 18:45

Southampton's poor start to the English Premier League season continued as they were thrashed 4-1 at West Ham United on Saturday.

After a tense and goalless first half, Mark Noble's free-kick drifted through a crowded penalty area to give West Ham the lead just after the break.

Kevin Nolan pounced on Artur Boruc's parry two minutes later before Adam Lallana gave the visitors a glimmer of hope after the hour-mark.

But Noble's penalty and Modibo Maiga's first Premier League goal sealed a fine win for Sam Allardyce's men, who have won four times in the league this season.

Boruc came into the side for his Southampton debut, while Mayo Yoshida got a start alongside Jos Hooiveld in central defence.

Andy Carroll continued in attack for West Ham and Yossi Benayoun was introduced to add creativity in midfield.

James Tomkins came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half but his towering header was scrambled off the line.

Southampton had shipped 20 goals in seven games before this encounter and their defences were breached less than a minute into the second half.

Noble drifted a free-kick into the area that snuck past everyone and went in at the far post.

Things went from bad to worse just two minutes later as Boruc spilled Benayoun's effort straight to Nolan, who tapped in his fourth goal of the season.

The away side rallied and created good opportunities before Lallana pulled a goal back for Southampton in stunning fashion on 63 minutes.

The Southampton captain controlled a pass from Jay Rodriguez before smashing a volley past a helpless Jussi Jaaskelainen.

But West Ham regained their two-goal cushion nine minutes later as Noble slammed home from the penalty spot after Jose Fonte handled in the area.

Maiga then put the icing on the cake in the closing stages, netting his first Premier League goal since moving to West Ham in the off-season to complete an impressive win.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
20 October 2012
Game week
8
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
4 - 1
Venue
Boleyn Ground (London)
Attendance
34925

Goals

M. Noble 46'  
1 - 0
K. Nolan 48'
(assist by Y. Benayoun) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
63' A. Lallana
 (assist by J. Rodriguez)
M. Noble (PG) 72'  
3 - 1
M. Maïga 87'
(assist by K. Nolan) 
4 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
32
11 87'
27
9
30
46
44
# Player Bookings
7
24
16
1
25
27
29

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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