- Gabbiadini, Carroll trade early goals
- West Ham into ninth
- Saints 7 points off drop zone
Pedro Obiang scored and had an assist as West Ham rebounded from a big loss and an early deficit to stop Southampton 3-1 on Saturday at St. Mary’s.
West Ham now has 31 points, as close to sixth as 18th. Saints are still three results clear of the drop zone, but won’t be pleased to be just seven points off relegation.
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Carroll rose high to head the game’s first chance just over the bar, lunging to nod at Sofiane Feghouli‘s invitation.
The new boy raced onto a diagonal ball to make it 1-0, tearing into a shot that fired over the head of Darren Randolph.
Obiang scored himself with a low seeing-eye shot from 25 yards that somehow eluded the mess of bodies in the 18 and Grant, who had to plan for deflections. 2-1.
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Davis had a terrific shot in the 74th minute, looking for redemption only to find Randolph on the other end.