SOUTHAMPTON v WEST HAM UNITED
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
 SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2013
KICK-OFF: 4PM
REFEREE: ANDRE MARRINER

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Introduction

• West Ham travel to Southampton looking to make amends for a 1-0 home defeat to Stoke last time out.

• The Hammers travel to St Mary's hoping for their first away win against the Saints since a 3-2 victory at The Dell back in November 2000.

• Sam Allardyce's team drew 1-1 with Southampton back in April when an Andy Carroll free-kick earned his side a valuable away point.

• If West Ham avoid defeat it will be two away trips without a loss after a 0-0 draw with Newcastle in the club's first away game of the season.

• Southampton drew their only home league match of the season so far when they were held 1-1 by Sunderland.

• The Saints are level with West Ham on four points after an opening day win over West Brom before a defeat away to Norwich last time out.

Team news

West Ham United

• Andy Carroll will miss the game after picking up a foot injury in training and he will now be asseseed by specialists.

• Joe Cole (hamstring), Stewart Downing (dead leg) and George McCartney (knee) are also out, while new signing Mladen Petric is short of match fitness.

Last time out

West Ham United

Saturday 31 August
Barclays Premier League
West Ham United 0-1 Stoke City
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien; Downing (Morrison 63), Diame (Lee 87), Noble (Collison 84), Nolan, Jarvis; Maiga.
Subs not used: Adrian, Rat, Tomkins, Taylor.

Southampton

Saturday 31 August
Barclays Premier League
Norwich City 1-0 Southampton
Southampton: Boruc; Fox, Lovren, Fonte, Chambers; Schneiderlin (S Davis 72), Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Osvaldo (Rodriguez 78), Lallana (Ramirez 62); Lambert.
Subs not used: K Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, Shaw.

Previous meeting

After a goalless first-half Gaston Ramirez put Southampton ahead with a clinical finish in the 59th minute.

Just seven minutes later though and West Ham were level thanks to a low Andy Carroll free-kick which squirmed under the wall and in to give the Hammers a good away point.

Saturday 13 April 2013
Barclays Premier League
Southampton 1-1 West Ham United

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fox, Cork, Lallana (Rodriguez 72), S.Davis, Schneiderlin, Ramirez (Puncheon 78), Lambert
Subs not used: K.Davis, Fonte, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Mayuka.
Goals: Ramirez 59.

West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Tomkins (Pogatetz 64), O'Brien, O'Neil, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis (Collison 58), Vaz Te (Taylor 85), Carroll.
Subs not used: Henderson, Potts, C.Cole, Paulista
Goals: Carroll 66.

Background

• West Ham United and Southampton have met 22 times in the Premier League. The Hammers have won nine meetings, Southampton have come out on top in six and seven ended all square.

• The Hammers' most-recent league victory away to Southampton was a 3-2 success back in November 2000. On that occasion, Frederic Kanoute, Stuart Pearce and Trevor Sinclair scored the goals to see the Hammers depart with the points.

• In the intervening 13 seasons, the Hammers have only visited Southampton four times, losing two and drawing two. Andy Carroll is the last West Ham player to score in this fixture, as he netted an equaliser in a 1-1 draw in April 2013.

• West Ham United have been drawn to meet Southampton three times in the FA Cup - and have gone on to reach the final twice. The Hammers overcame the Saints after two replays in 1922/23, when they were beaten by Bolton Wanderers in the first-ever final at Wembley. In 1974/75, West Ham defeated Southampton 2-1 at The Dell in the third round.

• The largest crowd to attend a West Ham United versus Southampton fixture was the 35,000 who were at the Division Two fixture at the Boleyn Ground on 13 November 1948. The match finished in a 1-1 draw.

Last six meetings
(Barclays Premier League unless stated)

13 April 2013 - Southampton 1-1 West Ham United
20 October 2012 - West Ham United 4-1 Southampton
14 February 2012 - West Ham United 1-1 Southampton (Championship)
18 October 2011 - Southampton 1-0 West Ham United (Championship)
5 April 2003 - Southampton 1-1 West Ham United
2 December 2002 - West Ham United 0-1 Southampton
Overall record v Southampton (all competitions) W 37 D 28 L 30

Ten-year records

West Ham United
2012/13 Premier League 10th
2011/12 Championship 3rd (promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2010/11 Premier League 20th (relegated to Championship)
2009/10 Premier League 17th
2008/09 Premier League 9th
2007/08 Premier League 10th
2006/07 Premier League 15th
2005/06 Premier League 9th
2004/05 Championship 6th (promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2003/04 Championship 4th

Southampton
2012/13 Premier League 14th
2011/12 Championship 2nd (promoted to Premier League)
2010/11 League One 2nd (promoted to Championship)
2009/10 League One 7th
2008/09 Championship 23rd (relegated to League One)
2007/08 Championship 20th
2006/07 Championship 6th
2005/06 Championship 12th
2004/05 Premier League 20th (relegated to Championship)
2003/04 Premier League 12th

Old Boys

West Ham:

• West Ham United's all-time leading goalscorer Vic Watson moved to Southampton after 15 seasons as a Hammer in 1935. Watson would spend the 1935/36 season at The Dell, scoring 14 goals in 36 appearances to finish as the Saints' leading goalscorer in Division Two before retiring in summer 1936 at the age of 38.

• Among the other players to have played for both clubs are William Adams, Eyal Berkovic, Wayne Bridge, Henri Camara, Alistair Campbell, Frank Costello, Christian Dailly, Calum Davenport, Iain Dowie, Bob Fairman, Jack Foster, Horace Glover, Richard Hall, Jimmy Harris, Fred Harrison, Joe Kirkup, George Kitchen, Alex McDonald, Walter Pollard, Nigel Quashie, Albert Roles, Robbie Slater, David Speedie, Vic Watson, Arthur Wilson, Richard Wright.

Referee

• The man in the middle for Sunday's televised fixture is Andre Marriner.

• Marriner last took charge of a West Ham United game on March 30, as the Hammers beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1 at the Boleyn Ground.

• Birmingham-born Marriner began refereeing in 1992, progressing through the Birmingham Amateur Football League and Southern League to become a Football League assistant referee in 2000.

• He was appointed to the Football League List of Referees in 2003 before joining the Select Group in 2005. Since then he has also been added to FIFA's International List in 2009.

• Marriner will be assisted by Scott Ledger and Marc Perry, while Michael Oliver will be the fourth official.

General Information

• Tickets will be available on the day from Ticket Office 3 which is located between turnstiles L and M from 1pm. .

• Sunday looks to be predominantly cloudy with a chance of rain around kick-off.