Southampton returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 1-0 triumph over West Ham at St. Mary’s Stadium
Maya Yoshida’s goal in the ninth minute proved to be the difference between the two sides. The Saints ended the game with 10 men due to the sending-off of Victor Wanyama in the 54th minute.
Former Southampton stars Le Tissier and Benali were following the match, and they were delighted with the final result.
Anyone else get the feeling Mark Clattenburg doesnt like @SouthamptonFC much?— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) February 6, 2016
We are staying up said we are staying up— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) February 6, 2016
Wanyama tackle on Payet had little or no contact, but a rash lunge in front of Mark Clattenburg is only going to result in one thing.— Francis Benali (@FrannyBenali) February 6, 2016
Over the course of the 90 minutes at St. Mary’s Stadium, hosts Southampton had only 34% of the possession, took eight shots of which just two were on target, and earned four corners.
Visitors West Ham had 66% of the possession, took 18 shots of which only two were on target, and earned five corners.
Southampton are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 37 points from 25 matches.