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Southampton v West Ham United Live Commentary, 3/2/22

FT
3 - 1
SOU
WHU
R. Perraud (31)
J. Ward-Prowse (69 pen)
A. Broja (90+5)
M. Antonio (60)
St. Mary's Stadium

Commentary

Thanks for joining us for live coverage of Southampton's 3-1 win over West Ham in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
The Saints get themselves into the hat for the quarter-finals of the competition, and will eagerly await the draw on Thursday 3rd March. It's the first time they have reached the last eight of the FA Cup in consecutive seasons since the 1904/05 and 1905/06 campaigns, and they will fancy their chances of going even further after a great performance here. For the visitors, they will now turn their focus to their Europa League and Premier League campaigns.
It's Southampton who will advance to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after a brilliant home performance, in which they run out 3-1 winners. Perraud set the ball rolling in the first half with a brilliant strike from 30 yards out past a helpless Areola to put his side in front. The Hammers got themselves level on 60 minutes, as Caballero flapped at a Bowen corner before Antonio stabbed the ball in to make it 1-1. The Saints were quickly back in front though, after Dawson felled Broja in the box. The penalty was initially not given by referee Marriner, but after a lengthy VAR check the spot-kick was awarded. The reliable Ward-Prowse stepped up, and he made no mistake as he fired his penalty straight down the middle. Caballero made an unbelievable save late on to deny Dawson and Broja killed the game off in added time, as he cut onto his right foot before finishing into the bottom corner to make it 3-1 and make sure it's his side who advance.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: SOUTHAMPTON 3-1 WEST HAM
A. Broja
Goal
Southampton
90' + 5' The Saints kill it off!!! It's Broja who finishes things with a brilliant goal, as he weaves into the box. He cuts onto his right foot before sending a superb low finish into the far corner, past the diving Areola to make it 3-1.
90' + 2' The Hammers are ramping up the pressure here as they look desperately for an equaliser. The hosts are holding firm so far though.
Oriol Romeu
I. Diallo
Southampton
90' + 1' Romeu comes on for Diallo as the Saints look to hold onto the win.
89' What a save! Caballero makes an unbelievable stop to deny Dawson as his header from a Bowen corner looked to be heading into the back of the net. He has looked a little unconvincing in this match but that is a save straight out of the top drawer.
I. Diallo
Yellow Card
Southampton
87' Diallo cynically drags back Rice as the English midfielder looked to counter, and gets a yellow for his troubles.
86' So close! Redmond cuts onto his right foot before firing a shot from outside the box. It looks to be flying into the top corner until Areola superbly gets across to his right to tip it behind.
R. Perraud
Yellow Card
Southampton
85' Perraud receives a booking for a foul on the touchline on Bowen.
83' Redmond has eight goal involvements in his last nine FA Cup appearances for Southampton. Since he joined in 2016/17, no other Saints player has more combined goals and assists in this competition.
N. Redmond
W. Smallbone
Southampton
81' Smallbone makes way for Redmond.
78' Broja gets a ball booted into his face and requires some treatment.
77' Broja lets fly from a tight angle and fires his shot high and wide of Areola's goal.
N. Vlašić
Pablo Fornals
West Ham United
76' Vlasic comes on for Fornals as Moyes tries to get his side back into the game.
74' The visitors haven't won any of their nine previous away games in this competition against fellow Premier League teams.
72' There's a let off for Hasenhuttl's men as Lanzini overhits a pass to Fornals, which would've put him pretty much through on goal.
71' The visitors have to pick themselves up and go again after it looked as if they were the more likely to grab the winner. Will they be able to get back on level terms?
J. Ward-Prowse
Penalty Goal
Southampton
69' Ward-Prowse makes no mistake!!! He goes straight down the middle, and sends a powerful strike into the back of the net to make it 2-1 to Southampton.
C. Dawson
Yellow Card
West Ham United
68' Dawson is booked for the foul on Broja that led to the penalty award.
67' The penalty is given!!! Marriner awards the spot-kick, and Ward-Prowse will have a huge opportunity to put his team in front.
66' The incident is indeed going to VAR, and Marriner is on his way to have a look at the monitor. Will the Saints have a spot-kick?
64' The hosts think they should have a penalty after Broja is felled in the penalty area by Dawson as the striker got on the wrong side of him. This will be checked over by VAR.
62' You'd have to say that goal was coming as the Hammers ramped it up in the last couple of minutes. Who will get the crucial third goal?
I. Diop
Assist
West Ham United
60' Diop manages to scramble the ball across to Antonio before the forward easily finished.
M. Antonio
Goal
West Ham United
60' Antonio makes it 1-1!!! Caballero again looks unconvincing from an aerial ball and drops the ball to Diop, who manages to square it to Antonio before the striker taps into the net.
V. Livramento
K. Walker-Peters
Southampton
58' Livramento comes on for Walker-Peters at full-back.
57' Zouma gets his head to a Bowen corner from the right but can't get over it, and the ball ends up flying into the West Ham fans behind the goal.
55' Southampton haven't lost in their last seven FA Cup home matches, winning five of them.
S. Benrahma
T. Souček
West Ham United
53' Soucek is forced off with that facial injury, with Benrahma coming on to replace him.
52' Good effort! Ward-Prowse curls one from distance and nearly gets it perfect, however it goes agonisingly past the post as Areola sprawled across his goal line.
50' Soucek is down with a bleeding face after receiving a stray elbow from Diallo.
48' West Ham are undefeated in six previous FA Cup meetings with the Saints, winning three and drawing the rest of those matches.
46' Southampton get us underway for the second period.
S. Armstrong
M. Djenepo
Southampton
46' Stuart Armstrong comes on for Djenepo at the break.
A. Broja
S. Long
Southampton
46' Broja is the other half-time substitute, as Long makes way.
Hasenhuttl has a number of first-team players to call upon off the bench, as they look to hold on for the win. Will we see the likes of Broja, Romeu and Bednarek as we go through the second half?
It's the left-back Perraud's wonder strike that separates the two sides at the break, with the scoreline 1-0 to the hosts after a good half of football. Soucek went close for the visitors early on, while Bowen also could've put his team in front as he sent a header just over from an Antonio cross. The deadlock was broken on 31 minutes though, when Perraud let fly from 30 yards out. He arrowed a powerful strike into the far corner past the diving Areola to give his side the advantage.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 WEST HAM
45' There's going to be two minutes of added time at the end of this first half.
43' Rice storms from his own half into the Southampton penalty area before laying it back to Antonio, who turns and shoots. The striker's shot is quickly blocked though, and loops easily into the hands of Caballero.
42' Diallo takes aim from distance but his shot is easily blocked.
40' The hosts open up the visitors, but Armstrong's through ball to Smallbone is poor and Rice is able to mop up.
38' Rice sends a raking crossfield ball out to Johnson but the full-back cuts inside and the Saints are able to get defenders back in numbers.
36' Johnson tries to emulate his fellow full-back Perraud's wondergoal, however his effort from distance goes into the side-netting.
35' Diallo is perhaps lucky to receive a free-kick as he nearly loses the ball once more under pressure, however he's saved by Marriner as the referee awards the foul.
33' West Ham try and quickly hit back, but Antonio's knock-down from a Johnson cross can't find a teammate in the box.
K. Walker-Peters
Assist
Southampton
31' Walker-Peters squared the ball to Perraud, who did the rest with a sublime long distance strike.
R. Perraud
Goal
Southampton
31' WHAT A GOAL!!! The hosts take the lead with an unbelievable strike, as Perraud lets fly from 30 yards out that arrows into the far corner. It's an absolute corker of a finish to put his side 1-0 in front.
30' Diallo again gifts the Hammers possession and after an almighty scramble in the area, Caballero is able gratefully jump on the ball.
28' Diallo inexplicably gives the ball away in his own box, but the visitors can't capitalise as Soucek sends a tame effort straight at Caballero.
27' Smallbone picks out Armstrong in the box, but it comes at an awkward height and he sends his side-footed effort well over. That was a good chance for the hosts.
25' Perraud links up with Djenepo on the left and gets into a good crossing position, however he slips at the vital moment and Areola has a goal-kick.
23' Fornals brilliantly sets Johnson away down the right, but Perraud and Djenepo do well to snuff it out and halt the danger.
21' Long is down for a couple of minutes after a heavy collision in midfield, but is up and back playing.
19' What a chance! Antonio shows his pace to get to the byline before sending over a brilliant cross, but Bowen can't jump high enough to send his header downwards and it goes just over.
17' Caballero flaps at a Fornals corner, but just gets enough on it to push it out for a throw-in as Zouma looked to head it goalwards.
16' Djenepo sees a cross blocked, and then handles the rebound as the referee Andre Marriner awards a free-kick to Moyes' men.
14' Space momentarily opens up for Smallbone to shoot, but a couple of West Ham defenders come steaming out to block his driven effort.
12' The Hammers have a lot of attacking talent on the pitch, and they are already looking threatening when they go forward.
10' So close for West Ham! Some quick interplay from Fornals and Lanzini makes space for Soucek to shoot near the edge of the box, however the midfielder has to reach for it a little and sends his effort just wide.
8' Fornals tries a clever pass round the back of the home defence with the outside of his foot, but he just gets too much on it and it runs out for a goal-kick.
6' These two clubs have history in the competition, with the hosts having won it once in 1976 and the visitors winning it three times.
4' The Saints come forward in numbers, however Djenepo kills the momentum of the attack but sends a crossfield ball well over the head of Diallo and out for a throw.
2' It's nearly a great start for the visitors, as Bowen raced onto a superb long through ball from Rice. Stephens desperately tried to get back and just did enough to toe it out for a corner as Bowen looked to get a shot away at goal.
1' The visitors get us underway. Who will get their name in the hat for the quarter-finals?
The two teams make their way onto the pitch ahead of this cup tie.
Visiting boss David Moyes goes with only two alterations from the side that beat Wolves at the weekend as they switch to a three at the back formation, with Diop coming into the team as well as Areola replacing Lukasz Fabianski in goal.
Home manager Ralph Hasenhuttl makes nine changes from the 2-0 home win against Norwich City in the league last time out as Ward-Prowse and Walker-Peters are the only two to remain in the starting line-up. Armstrong and Long start up front while Caballero replaces Fraser Forster in goal.
SUBS: Ajibola Alese, Said Benrahma, Daniel Chesters, Pierre Ekwah, Alex Kral, Armstrong Oboflex, Sonny Perkins, Darren Randolph, Nikola Vlasic.
WEST HAM (3-4-3): Alphonse Areola; Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Issa Diop; Ben Johnson, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals; Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini.
SUBS: Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong, Jan Bednarek, Armando Broja, Harry Lewis, Valentino Livramento, Nathan Redmond, Oriol Romeu, Theo Walcott.
SOUTHAMPTON (4-4-2): Willy Caballero; Kyle Walkers-Peters, Yan Valery, Jack Stephens, Romain Perraud; William Smallbone, James Ward-Prowse, Ibrahima Diallo, Moussa Djenepo; Adam Armstrong, Shane Long.
The visitors meanwhile reached this stage after beating fellow Premier League team Leeds and then scoring in the 121st minute to break the hearts of National League North Kidderminster Harriers.
The hosts have made it to this round having overcome two Championship sides, first winning 3-2 at Swansea City after extra time and then also needing the additional half an hour to overcome Coventry City in the fourth round.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the fifth round FA Cup match between Southampton and West Ham.