- Yoshida strikes early
- Wanyama sent off for third time this season
- Another clean sheet for Forster
Maya Yoshida‘s early goal held up despite Saints playing with 10 men for nearly 40 minutes, and Southampton beat visiting West Ham United 1-0 at St. Mary’s on Saturday.
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Adrian made sure Saints couldn’t take an early lead as he got vertical to stop Cedric‘s eighth minute header.
He couldn’t stop Yoshida, though, who ran to the door step to finish off a good bit of combination play and suspect West Ham spacing.
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Then Wanyama lost his head, and picked up a straight red card for a sliding through Payet. It was the second-straight fixture between the sides that saw referee Mark Clattenburg send Wanyama off.
3 – Victor Wanyama has become the first player since Wes Brown in 2013/14 to be sent off three times in the same season. Ejected.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 6, 2016
Reid and Collins were confused on a Forster goal kick, allowing Shane Long to put a shot over the goal.
An absolutely gorgeous dribble from Oriel Romeu freed up Charlie Austin for a chance to salt it away in the 88th minute, but Austin’s blast flew past the goal.
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