Three things we learnt from Southampton's victory over a woeful West Ham
West Ham are increasingly looking like a side under pressure, not only as they adapt to life in the London Stadium but also as they struggle at the bottom of the Premier League table in 17th place with six games played. Slaven Bilic can feel the pressure mounting, and so can his players based on their woeful performance as Southampton coasted past them with a 3-0 victory on their first visit to the Hammers’ new home.
A dull first half saw Charlie Austin put the Saints ahead just before half time and from that moment on it looked unlikely that the result would go any other way. Austin is in fine form and the backline of the Irons never seemed adept enough to be able to handle the former QPR forward.
Dusan Tadic’s strike 15 minutes into the second half put paid to any remaining hopes of a comeback from Slaven Bilic’s side, who had produced little, and James Ward-Prowse went on to seal the victory for the Saints and rub salt into the wounds of a leaky West Ham defence.
Now, Bilic will have to hope for an improvement in the coming weeks if he is to keep hold of his job with the club owners reportedly not prepared to have much patience with the former Croatia national team manager.
Read on over the next few pages to see what we learnt from the game…