Andy Carroll inspires West Ham fightback to stun Southampton

There are ways and means of winning matches in the Premier League and in condemning Southampton to their sixth defeat in seven matches, Slaven Bilic taught Claude Puel a severe lesson.

The Saints have their moments and those moments can be bewitching. Manolo Gabbiadini’s debut goal was one such, the £14m striker smashing home off the bar from an acute angle to give his side a 12th-minute lead. But in certain vital qualities – strength, aggression, determination – they are lacking and after a day of topsy-turvy results Puel is looking over his shoulder at the relegation zone.

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