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Southampton vs West Ham United, Premier League Gameweek 4: Open Thread

st marys stadium1 Southampton vs West Ham United, Premier League Gameweek 4: Open Thread

Southampton hosts West Ham United today at St Mary’s Stadium in the only Premier League match of the day. For viewers in the United States, the broadcast begins at 10:30am ET on NBCSN, while the match itself kicks off at 11am ET. For viewers in the United Kingdom, the match will be shown live on Sky Sports.

West Ham United are facing the tougher challenge today with key injuries to Andy Carroll (out for several weeks), Stewart Downing (leg injury), George McCartney and Joe Cole. And to make matters worse, new signing striker Mladen Petric is not match fit. The question for West Ham United will be who can score for the Hammers.

Southampton’s only injury concern is Danny Fox.

Starting line-ups:

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Osvaldo,

Subs: K. Davis (GK), S. Davis, Ramírez, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Chambers, Hooiveld.

West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O’Brien, Collins, Reid, Noble, Nolan, Diame, Morrison, Jarvis, Maiga

Subs: Adrian, Rat, Tomkins, Collison, Taylor, Lee, Vaz Te

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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15 Responses to Southampton vs West Ham United, Premier League Gameweek 4: Open Thread

  1. Christopher Harris says:

    Poor start by NBC this morning regarding the discussion about Ashley Young’s dive yesterday, and whether Moyes was correct in coming out and criticizing Young for diving.

    Both Earle and Mustoe said that Ferguson wouldn’t do that sort of thing. BUT they didn’t do their research. Ferguson publicly criticized Young in the past for diving too.

    • De Selby says:

      At least Mustoe had the sense to admit Moyes was right to say it. Earle, not so much.

      I actually wondered if they told Earle to take the opposite view of Mustoe just to manufacture an argument like on those ESPN yelling shows.

  2. Christopher Harris says:

    Mustoe must not have had his morning coffee today… calling Nigel Adkins “Neil Adkins” in post-match analysis.

  3. IanCransonsKnees says:

    No away win in 6 months for West Ham, 12 goals in 11 games.

    A draw would do me.

  4. jtm371 says:

    not much to pick from in the 1st half.thought the Saints would have shown more attacking form.

  5. Christopher Harris says:

    I LOVE how TWI/IMG are superimposing graphics over the live match. The example I loved especially was how spread out Southampton’s attackers were, which without them would have been difficult to share.

  6. JJ says:

    I am using NBC live extra app and airplay keep going out? The app just stops playing. Anyone else? Using Ipad.

    Played for first 35 or so to start.

  7. Christopher Harris says:

    That should have been a straight red card for Joey O’Brien, for tackling from behind.

    • De Selby says:

      probably, but i will add that schneiderlin could have been sent off in the first half for his two-footer on diame that marriner didn’t even call a foul on.

      also, after o’brien’s brutal tackle it looked like schneiderlin got right up in morrison’s grill and by some interpretations could have butted him.

  8. Christopher Harris says:

    I’m not a West Ham United supporter, but James Collins is a crap player. I’ve never rated him as a defender, but how can he sky his shot so far over the top with a golden chance to win the game for West Ham?

  9. gbewing says:

    this is a nominee for worst match of new season- just uninspired play

  10. jtm371 says:

    2 hours we never get back i put the onus on the Saints home side should be on the front foot.

    Swans AND Pool put a bow on the weekend.

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