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D. Rice
Pablo Fornals
3 - 0
73'
M. Salisu
Yellow Card
67'
I. Diallo
Yellow Card
33'
Pablo Fornals
V. Coufal
2 - 0
30'
Pablo Fornals
Goal
1 - 0

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Commentary

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The Hammers were very close to clinching fourth spot, finishing just two points off the Champions League places. Meanwhile Southampton haven't performed well enough in the second half of the season and they have finished 15th.
West Ham clinch a Europa League spot with a sixth-placed finish after a 3-0 victory over Southampton, thanks to a first-half brace from Fornals, before Rice wrapped up the win late on. The Hammers comfortably saw the game out, with Southampton struggling in front of goal and they just couldn’t find a way past Fabianski. Rice then made sure of the three points on 86 minutes, when he raced through on goal and superbly finished in the bottom corner.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: WEST HAM 3-0 SOUTHAMPTON
I. Diop
D. Rice
90' + 2' Final change by West Ham now, with Rice replaced in midfield by Diop.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
88' That should be the win wrapped up for West Ham now, they will finish the season in sixth position and they'll play in the Europa League next season.
Pablo Fornals
Assist
86' That's two goals and an assist for Fornals today, he turned provider this time, flicking the ball over the top for Rice to get on the end of and he made no mistakes with the finish.
D. Rice
Goal
86' GOOOAAALLL! West Ham make it 3-0 late on! Rice breaks forward from midfield and Fornals chips it over the top for him to get on the end of and he sprints through on goal and then slides it into the bottom left corner of the net. Excellent way to finish the season.
M. Noble
J. Bowen
84' Another West Ham change now, with Bowen replaced by Noble.
M. Obafemi
D. Ings
84' Third and final Southampton chance now, with Ings heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Obafemi.
84' CHANCE! Salisu fails to deal with a ball across and it allows Benrahma to sneak into the penalty area and then fire an effort towards goal. However, he goes for power rather than placement and it flies into the side netting!
83' There's not long left to play now at the London Stadium, can West Ham make it 3-0 late on? Or, will Southampton mount an unlikely comeback?
81' GOAL RULED OUT! Tella gets in behind the West Ham defence after a long ball over the top by Ward-Prowse and he only has Fabianski to beat, he slides it past him and thinks he has pulled one back. However, the flag then goes up for offside, as Tella was well offside as he made his run.
80' CHANCE! Redmond sneaks in behind the West Ham defence down the left, cuts back inside onto his right foot and then drills an effort towards the bottom left corner, but it flies into the side netting! Very close.
78' It's end-to-end at the moment, the game is a little stretched, with both teams pushing forward on the counter, but there just isn't enough quality in the final third.
76' Good chance! Redmond does well down the left wing, he cuts inside and beats Coufal, before laying it off to Tella on the edge of the penalty area. However, his shot is too close to Fabianski, who gets down quickly and makes a good save.
74' CLOSE! How did he miss? The free-kick delivery is brilliant from Bowen out on the right and Rice throws himself at it, but he just can't quite get enough contact on it and the ball flies narrowly past the far post. So close to a third West Ham goal.
M. Salisu
Yellow Card
73' Really poor challenge by Salisu, as he dives into a challenge with Coufal and brings the West Ham right-back down, so the referee has no choice but to show him a yellow card. It looks like the Saints defender has injured himself in the process as well.
71' When finishing a league campaign away from home, Southampton have won just one of their last 13 final games (D4 L8), beating Man City 1-0 in the final game at Maine Road in 2003.
S. Benrahma
M. Antonio
69' West Ham make their first change now, with Antonio the man coming off to a standing ovation and he has been replaced by Benrahma.
I. Diallo
Yellow Card
67' Diallo is booked after he catches Bowen late after the winger just flicked the ball past him and the Saints midfielder clattered into him.
66' Armstrong finds a little bit of time and space on the edge of the penalty area and powers a shot towards goal, but his effort is well blocked and West Ham clear the danger.
64' It doesn't look like Southampton are going to get back into this game, they haven't tested Fabianski enough and the hosts look comfortable in all areas.
N. Tella
T. Minamino
62' Another Saints change now, with Minamino coming off and he has been replaced by Tella.
Oriol Romeu
K. Walker-Peters
60' Here comes the first Southampton substitution, with Walker-Peters the man coming off and he has been replaced by Romeu.
58' It looks like Southampton are getting ready to make their first change of the game, with Romeu just taking in some final instructions on the sidelines.
56' Against no side has Walcott scored more Premier League goals than he has against West Ham (6), while he’s only had more goal involvements against Newcastle (11) than he has against the Hammers (10 – 6 goals, 4 assists). Will he come onto the pitch today?
54' It looks like Antonio is fine to continue now, he no longer seems to be limping and appears to have ran off the earlier injury, which is good news for West Ham.
52' SAVE! Another excellent stop by Fabianski to deny Southampton! Bednarek gets on the end of a corner from the right and powers a header towards the top right corner of the net, however, the Hammers keeper makes a superb diving save to push it wide.
52' CHANCE! Minamino is played in behind the Hammers defence and the forward tries to cross to Ings in the middle, but it flies towards goal and Fabianski has to be alert to tip it over the crossbar. Good stop.
50' It looks like Antonio is struggling now following the challenge on him by Bednarek and the striker may have to come off, but he's going to give it a couple of minutes just to make sure.
J. Bednarek
Yellow Card
48' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Bednarek after he dives into the back of Antonio, as the striker quickly flicks the ball past him.
47' Southampton don't look comfortable at all in their own penalty area. West Ham have already managed to get the ball in the danger zone in the opening few minutes of the second half and the visitors are struggling to cope.
46' The second half is under way!
As it stands West Ham have guaranteed themselves a Europa League spot and they look pretty comfortable at the moment. Southampton have a lot to improve on if they are to get anything out of this game.
West Ham hold a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break thanks to two goals in the space of three minutes by Fornals. Southampton had the better chances early on, with Minamino going close, before Walker-Peters was superbly denied by Fabianski. However, they were eventually opened up at the back by the Hammers, with Fornals reacting the fastest to score the opening goal after Bowen’s shot was well saved by McCarthy. The winger then doubled their lead three minutes later, turning Coufal’s cross into the back of the net.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: WEST HAM 2-0 SOUTHAMPTON
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
43' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can Southampton pull one back before the half-time whistle? Or, will West Ham be able to grab a third?
41' Southampton have lost nine of their 10 Premier League away games so far in 2021, with the only exception being a 2-0 victory at bottom side Sheffield United. Saints have conceded 30 goals in these nine defeats, scoring just seven in return.
39' Decent effort! Bowen latches onto the ball just inside the penalty area and drills a low shot towards goal, but it is straight at McCarthy, who makes a comfortable save.
37' The visitors haven't had any opportunities since the West Ham goals, with Ings barely touching the ball so far up front for the Saints. There is still plenty of time left to play, but it doesn't look good at the moment for them.
35' Southampton had the better chances early on and probably should have been ahead, but they been caught out at the back and some poor defending has handed the Hammers the lead.
V. Coufal
Assist
33' The ball shouldn't have fallen to Coufal at the far post as Redmond should have dealt with the cross, but he missed his clearance and the West Ham right-back then picked Fornals out perfectly in the box, who made no mistakes with the finish.
Pablo Fornals
Goal
33' GOOOAAALLL! Fornals has his second goal of the game! They keep the pressure up on Southampton and Lingard whips a deep cross into the box, which Redmond fails to deal with at the far post, so it is picked up by Coufal, who drills the ball back into the middle for Fornals, who slides it past McCarthy to double West Ham’s lead.
32' The hosts are full of confidence now, they are playing the ball quicker across the pitch and the fans are up and behind them in the stands.
Pablo Fornals
Goal
30' GOOOAAALLL! West Ham take the lead! Bowen does really well to break through after a flick-on by Antonio and he sees his low shot brilliantly saved by McCarthy, but the keeper can only push it out wide to Fornals. The winger is the quickest to react to the rebound and drills it into the back of the net from close range. It’s 1-0!
29' Decent chance! It's a difficult one for Fornals, but the ball falls nicely to him in the penalty area and he attempts an acrobatic volley, but he gets too much on it and it flies over the bar.
27' Not too far away! Dawson gets on the end of a good free-kick into the box by Rice and tries to loop his header over McCarthy, but he gets slightly too much on it and it lands on the top of the net.
26' Since losing three in a row between 2013-14 and 2015-16, West Ham haven’t lost their final league game in any of the last four campaigns (W3 D1).
24' Decent save! Redmond whips a lovely ball into the box from the left wing and Walker-Peters meets it in the middle, but his header lacks pace to beat Fabianski, who makes a good save.
22' CHANCE! Walker-Peters does brilliantly to get in behind the West Ham defence after Diallo chips the ball over the top and the right-back only has Fabianski to beat. The keeper makes himself as big as possible and makes a superb save with his body. However, Walker-Peters had Ings available in the middle and should have passed to him for a tap-in.
21' It's great to see fans back inside the stadium, they are creating a wonderful atmosphere, pushing their team forward. They only need a point today to secure Europa League football next season.
19' Almost! McCarthy comes out to try and punch clear a corner whipped in by Bowen, but misses it and it hits Ogbonna and bounces dangerously towards the line. However, Southampton get players back and clear the danger in time.
17' Antonio tries to take on Vestergaard just inside the Southampton penalty area and work space for a shot, but the centre-back defends it well and clears the danger comfortably.
15' Southampton look pretty comfortable in possession and are spending more time in the West Ham final third, however, they have looked more dangerous from counter-attacks, as shown by the Minamino chance a few minutes ago.
13' Lingard and Bowen have looked lively for the hosts so far today, but they just haven't been able to carve open the Saints defence and test McCarthy in the Saints goal.
11' CHANCE! Southampton break quickly up the pitch after West Ham had been on the attack at the other end themselves. Armstrong sprinted forward and played it to Minamino to his left, who only had Fabianski to beat and tried to find the bottom right corner of the net. However, he just drags his shot inches wide of the West Ham post. They should be ahead!
10' West Ham are unbeaten in their last six Premier League meetings with Southampton, winning five in a row before their 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture.
8' Bit of a delayed offside decision there, it looked like Bowen had done well to latch onto a loose ball in the final third, but after Bowen's cross is blocked, the flag goes up as Bowen was clearly offside.
6' Decent move! Soucek takes a quick free-kick and tries to find Lingard in behind the Saints defence, but his team-mate makes his run too early and is flagged offside.
5' Southampton are enjoying a little bit more possession in midfield, working it well up the pitch and Diallo has just had the first attempt on goal. However, it is a wild effort and flies high over the crossbar.
3' Both teams are just trying to get on the ball and settle the game down at the moment in these opening few minutes.The Saints defence may have a lot of work to do today, with the Hammers attacking line-up.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile Ralph Hasenhuttl has made five changes to his starting XI, with Stephens, Walcott, Djenepo, Che Adams and Tella all dropping out and they have been replaced by Bednarek, Diallo, Minamino, Redmond and Ings.
David Moyes has made two changes to his starting line-up today, with Bowen coming into the Hammers attack and he has replaced Benrahma, who drops to the bench. Fabianski is back in goal, after recovering from injury and he replaces Darren Randolph.
SOUTHAMPTON SUBS: Fraser Forster, Jack Stephens, Oriol Romeu, Will Ferry, Moussa Djenepo, Theo Walcott, Nathan Tella, Daniel N’Lundalu, Michael Obafemi.
SOUTHAMPTON (4-2-3-1): Alex McCarthy; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Mohammed Salisu; Ibrahima Diallo, Stuart Armstrong, Takumi Minamino, James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond; Danny Ings.
WEST HAM SUBS: Andriy Yarmolenko, Said Benrahma, Fabian Balbuena, Ryan Federicks, Ben Johnson, Mark Noble, Darren Randolph, Issa Diop, Ademipo Odubeko.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Jesse Lingard, Pablo Fornals; Michail Antonio.
Meanwhile Southampton suffered a 2-0 defeat against Leeds United on Tuesday to leave them 14th in the table and they could move up to 12th with a win today.
West Ham have just missed out on a Champions League place this season, but victory today would guarantee them a spot in the Europa League. They are currently sixth on 62 points, with Tottenham and Everton just behind them and also in contention. The Hammers beat West Brom 3-1 last time out.
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