West Ham United 3-0 Southampton: Hammers Pile Up The Pressure On Saints With An Easy Victory
West Ham United sailed to an emphatic 3-0 win against Southampton and David Moyes’ men certainly fought valiantly to secure all 3 points. Joao Mario scored the opening goal which was followed by Marko Arnautovic’s wonder strike. From there on, it was a game of cat-and-mouse between the two sides. Arnautovic then scored another stunning goal right before half-time.
Although the Saints looked threatening at times, the Hammers held them off and this win will solidify their position in the Premier League for sure.
West Ham United Player Ratings
Joe Hart – 6.5/10
Hart did not have much to do initially but he made some important contributions as the game wore on. The clean sheet will boost his confidence.
Pablo Zabaleta – 7/10
Zabaleta kept Dusan Tadic at bay and was a solid presence for the Hammers.
Declan Rice – 8/10
Rice made some important tackles and did not commit a single error throughout the game which is truly commendable for the centre-back.
Angelo Ogbonna – 8.5/10
Ogbonna effortlessly dealt with Gabbiadini and put in an encouraging display at the heart of the defence along with Rice.
Aaron Cresswell – 7/10
Cresswell put in a solid shift. Stuck to his basics.
Arthur Masuaku – 8/10
Back after a six-match ban but it didn’t feel like he was sidelined at all. Brought in some much-needed dynamism and energy on the left-hand side and delivered a balanced performance.
Mark Noble – 7/10
Solid yet reassuring, Noble established control in the midfield and worked his magic for the Hammers.
Cheikhou Kouyate – 8.5/10
Kouyate was involved in the first two goals and kept working tirelessly to make things happen. He dominated his counterparts after the break and it was a fine performance from him overall.
Joao Mario – 9/10
Scored the opening goal brilliantly and it is safe to say that it was one of his better displays in a West Ham jersey.
Michail Antonio – N/A
He put up a promising display initially but a hamstring injury saw him exit the field in tears.
Marko Arnautovic – 10/10
Arnautovic’s energy levels were high throughout the game and he will be happy about the brace.
Edimilson Fernandes – 8/10
He was effective after coming on for Antonio and played a role in the final goal as well.
Jordan Hugill – 6/10
Replaced Arnautovic and although he added some energy to the field, he could not do much in the allotted time.
Josh Cullen – N/A
Came on too late to make an impact.