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Southampton cruise past woeful West Ham

Southampton's James Ward-Prowse celebrates scoring his side's third goal
Southampton's James Ward-Prowse celebrates scoring his side's third goal

WEST HAM 0 SOUTHAMPTON 3

Charlie Austin deepened the crisis at West Ham with his fifth goal in four games as Southampton ran out 3-0 winners at the London Stadium.

The unhappy Hammers remain in the bottom three after yet more woeful defending saw them slip to a fifth defeat in six Premier League matches.

And just to rub West Ham's noses in it the man who set Saints on their way was Austin, the player Hammers co-owner David Sullivan once claimed that he did not try to sign because of his injury record.

But Austin did not look like a player who has no ligaments in his knee - as Sullivan put it - when he opened the scoring five minutes before half-time. The striker then set up Dusan Tadic to tuck away the second to give Southampton a first away win of the season and pile on the misery for West Ham.

James Ward-Prowse added a third goal in injury time to rub salt into West Ham's wound.