Premier League football: Southampton v West Ham

Live text and radio commentary as Southampton are held by West Ham in the Premier League after Reading draw with Brighton in the Championship.

15 September 2013 Last updated at 18:14

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As it happened

  1. 1811: 

    Right, that's it. It was perhaps my own fault for labelling today as Subdued Sunday five and a bit hours ago, at least it didn't fail to live up to its name.

    Two nil-nils, not the best day at the office but at least we've got goal crazy Liverpool and Swansea to bring it home tomorrow evening. Join us for that one...

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    Jamie Kanawaty: Dire game, but I'll take that point. The fact that Southampton have 4 fit strikers & can't score is more worrying for them!

  3. 1808:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at St Mary'sSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "That was one of best performances in his English career. It was Southampton 0-0 Jaaskelainen."

  4. 1807: 

    Is there a less imaginative nickname in football than 'Ginge'?

  5. 1807: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "We could have won it at the end when Ginge [James Collins] had his chance - that was the best chance of game. It was a bit unlucky that it fell to our centre half, but from that far out he should hit target.

    "Overall, it was a decent performance. Defensively we showed how good we are but we can't hit the back of the net. That's my concern at the moment."

  6. 1804: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    West Ham midfielder Mark Noble: "To be honest I think it was a fair result in the end. Ginge [James Collins] had a chance at the end - he thinks he's a centre forward in training. Then he gets a chance in a big game and he fluffs it over the crossbar! But we're happy with a point."

    On veteran goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen's man of the match display: ""He's getting on is the boy but he's still keeping us in games. He was brilliant. When you're keeping clean sheets it helps when you're not scoring goals - and we're not scoring goals."

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    Kris Cheshire: I'm sure Roy Hodgson will be ordering this match on DVD. He'd find it exhilarating.

    Stuart Stalley: I feel sorry for @TJRostance. Having to sit through two mostly uneventful 0-0 draws is not cool.

  8. 1800: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Southampton 0-0 West Ham
    Jussi Jaaskelainen

    West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen: "We're creating chances and we just have to start putting them away. We get one goal and that confidence will come. But I'm happy to keep clean sheets."

  9. 1758: 

    Jussi Jaaskelainen was unsurprisingly named man of the match after that draw, he was the man between Southampton and three points today.

  10. 1756:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 liveSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "That's probably about right, both sides had one excellent opportunity each that were almost identical. They huffed and they puffed, one side was good at one thing, one was good at the other but together neither did enough to win the game."

  11. 1753: 

    That's six 0-0 draw this season in 39 games in the Premier League. Defences getting better? Tactics too cautious? Or a lack of real quality? What do you think?

  12. 1752: 
    FULL-TIME- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    It's all over. A bore draw if ever there was one, though Southampton had the better of it.

  13. 1748: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Southampton have a tentative penalty shout waved away as a bouncing ball brushes the arm of Kevin Nolan but Andre Marriner waves it away. There are FOUR MINUTES of added time.

  14. 1746: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Nil-nil, nil-nil it looks like. Saints have scored two late goals this season though so maybe they can squeeze in a third.

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    Andy Birkett: Sell Collins, now, just for that.

  16. 1745:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 liveSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "For Collins, read Osvaldo, it was virtually the same situation and the ball was a bit behind him, but that was still a fantastic chance. He made that chance more difficult than he needed to."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  17. 1742: 
    CLOSE!- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    And it's the best chance of the game for West Ham! Southampton don't clear their lines from a free-kick, Mark Noble gets behind the defence and pulls it back perfectly for James Collins, but the centre-half blazes it over the top! He had to hit the target.

  18. 1741: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    West Ham have managed just six shots on target so far this season - can they find a seventh crucial one in the dying minutes?

  19. 1738: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Into the last 10 minutes then. A double goalless-draw text commentary? Don't make it happen boys...

  20. 1738:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 liveSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "It's almost like where one team is strong, the other is weak. West Ham have wide players, Southampton have forwards. You could make a good team out of the two of them!"

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  21. 1735: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Luke Shaw is down having treatment, and in fact he's coming off. He's going to be replaced by another youngster, Calum Chambers.

    West Ham also make a change as Ravel Morrison is replaced by ex-Pompey man Matty Taylor. Let's have one of those 45-yarders Taylor to fire this one up...

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    Moon: Based on this performance I think WHU will really struggle this season. No strikers + no creativity = no goals.

  23. 1730: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Jussi Jaaskelainen having a stormer! The West Ham keeper surely cements his place in Garth's Team of the Week with another save out of the top drawer. moving away to his left to push Rickie Lambert's curling effort away.

  24. 1729: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Adam Lallana is substituted now - I don't think as a result of that heavy challenge - as youngster James Ward-Prowse comes on.

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    Steve D, via mobile on 81111: "With Stoke's half-change in style of play, now West Ham play the worst type of football in the Premier League. Hoof."

  26. 1728: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    It's all kicking off here, a melee in the corner after Joey O'Brien cleans out Adam Lallana with a crude challenge and gets a booking.

  27. 1727:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 liveSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "Southampton have had a few more opportunities going forward than in the first half, there's been light at the end of the tunnel so to speak, and they have had more numbers going forward."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  28. 1726: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Modibo Maiga - who barely touched the ball up front for West Ham - is replaced by Ricardo Vaz Te. Can the maverick unlock the Saints defence?

  29. 1725: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Southampton stretching the play again and it almost pays off, again Jay Rodriguez is the out ball on the right and he finds Morgan Schneiderlin on the edge of the area, he flashes in a volley which bounces up off the turf and is saved by the flying Jussi Jaaskelainen once again. Great day for the veteran so far.

  30. 1723: 
    YELLOW CARD- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Southampton are at least making a fist of this, it's basically 4-2-4 from them as they push bodies forward. Jay Rodriguez almost plays the ball from the right but he can't quite link up with Rickie Lambert.

    Victor Wanyama and Mark Noble then both pick up quick bookings for fouls in the centre-circle.

  31. 1721: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Just under half an hour left of the day's play. I would love it - love it - if we saw one goal today.

  32. 1720: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Change for the Hammers, as Guy Demel's dire day is ended early and Razvan Rat - who I thought was a left-back - comes on.

  33. 1719: 
    ACROBATIC EFFORT- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Great effort! Rickie Lambert pings a ball over the top to free Jay Rodriguez on the right wing, he looks to have overrun the ball but cuts back a cross which deflects up into the air, Morgan Schneiderlin connects with a wonderful overhead kick but James Collins is in the way to block it away. Great technique though.

  34. 1718:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 liveSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "We have one side with an awful lot of forward thinking players, and one that's almost bereft of them because Maiga is not a centre forward in the normal sense."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  35. 1716: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Maybe we'll have to wait for the breakthrough after all - Southampton's two goals this season have come in the 88th minute and the 90th minute.

  36. 1714: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Dani Osvaldo has dropped deeper in this half and he's getting much more involved for Southampton. Lively stuff at both ends now as Ravel Morrison beats a man but can't quite thread it through to Kevin Nolan.

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    John Boyle: Premier League beyond the top 6 or 7 teams is pretty poor. This game absolutely proves it. Someone take a chance please.

  38. 1711:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 liveSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "There is a case for handball from Collins, it hit him on the knee and went up and off his arm, which is why the Southampton players have complained when it was not given."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  39. 1710: 
    CLOSE!- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    This is more like it - Rickie Lambert to Dani Osvaldo, the striker is able to turn and play in Adam Lallana through the middle and only a heavy touch and alert goalkeeping from Jussi Jaaskelainen shut him out. This is much brighter though.

  40. 1709:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 liveSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "It's been bitty and scrappy, but if it stays like this it's a point and I'm sure at the start Big Sam would have settled for that."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  41. 1708: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Closest we've come as Rickie Lambert meets Adam Lallana's corner with a stooping header which smashes into the post! In the scramble which follows there's a penalty appeal too, the ball does strike James Collins on the arm but only after it hits his chest. Would be a harsh call.

    Southampton have started well though.

  42. 1707: 
    CLOSE!- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    More clumsy play almost sees West Ham wriggle into the penalty area but at the other end Victor Wanyama manages to hit the target with a dipping shot which Jussi Jaaskelainen tips over. Better.

  43. 1703: 
    KICK-OFF- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Back under way. Let's have a goal or two...

  44. 1701: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Jussi Jaaskelainen has a long moan at referee Andre Marriner as the sides emerge back out of the tunnel, not too sure what that's all about. He's not happy though.

    A lot of you have tweeted in to ask why Ravel Morrison has just got 'Ravel' on his shirt. I hadn't noticed but he has yep. He thinks he's Brazilian.

    Not sure why he's allowed to do that...

  45. 1656: 
    LEAGUE ONE

    We have had goals in the League One match at Sixfields, mind.

    A late winner from Franck Moussa gave Coventry a 2-1 win over Gillingham, leapfrogging the Sky Blues to 20th in the table.

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    Sam Allardyce

    Craig, London, via mobile on 81111: "Absolutely terrible first half, total lack of Premier League quality on display. Surely it can only get better in the second half once Allardyce and Pochettino have let rip in the dressing rooms?"

  47. 1654: 

    Ravel Morrison showed glimpses of class in that first half, hitting one shot just wide and playing a nice through-ball from deep in midfield. He is still only 20, so there's plenty of time to make an impression yet.

  48. 1654:  
    Rio Ferdinand, Footballer

    "Ravel Morrison, alongside Joe Cole & @themichaelowen is the best youth player I have seen.

    "Adnan Januzaj & Paul Pogba were not as good at youth team level as Ravel but by 18yrs old they had progressed further football wise."

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    Ashley Williams: Someone needs to tell Ravel Morrison to stop being a cocky superstar wannabe with his first name on his shorts. Arrogant.

    David: It has to be said this is another disappointing game, the Premier League hasn't really clicked into gear yet this season.

  50. 1650:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 liveSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "It is difficult to see how we are going to get a difference between the two sides, both are cancelling each other out. West Ham are so strong in midfield, but going forward both have created so little.

    "With no natural wide men Southampton are asking their full backs to get crosses in from far too deep. I would put Lallana wide and get Rodriguez to play out wide as well, because in the middle is where West Ham have numbers."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  51. 1649: 

    If we have a whip round can we call it a draw now and go home?

  52. 1649:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at St Mary'sSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "Best moment of the game was Jaaskelainen's save from Osvaldo. The most controversial moment was Schneiderlin's challenge on Diame."

  53. 1647: 
    HALF-TIME- Southampton 0-0 West Ham
  54. 1646: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Ravel Morrison does pick a pass, finding a moment of quality to feed in Matty Jarvis down the left, he picks out Kevin Nolan at the near post but his touch deserts him and the chance goes begging.

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    Matt, via mobile on 81111: "I'd imagine Bayern's dynamic, 21-year-old left-back David Alaba is the most promising in the world. A CL winner, possibly even the best already. Shaw's got a way to go yet!"

  56. 1643: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Kevin Nolan shanks a crossfield pass into Row F. This is dire lads - CAN WE NOT KNOCK IT?

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    Matt Graham: That was a bad challenge by Schneiderlin but it's ironic that the West Ham players are so up in arms over a tough challenge.

    Dan Langan: Osvaldo's a right bag of tricks, promising so far. Saints still not right without their stripes.

    Zed: Saints look great EXCEPT for their kit - what happened to classic red and white stripes black shorts?

  58. 1638: 
    CLOSE!- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    This is very scruffy, very scruffy indeed. A move more akin to a Six Nations maul develops down the West Ham right as Guy Medel and Mo Diame just run into opponents, scattering them in their wake. It almost works too as the ball pops out into space but there's zero quality at the end of it.

    This is better though - Ravel Morrison picks the ball up 30 yards from goal and bends a curler just past the post! Very nice effort.

  59. 1637:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 liveSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "Not a great challenge, it was mistimed, but if the referee had seen that properly he would have stopped the game. It's a nasty one, he catches him with the open foot and Schneiderlin looked to the referee as if to say 'sorry' straight away."

    Listen live on BBC Radio 5 live.

  60. 1634: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Kevin Nolan is fuming here, absolutely livid as Morgan Schneiderlin slides into Mohamed Diame with a two-footed challenge. It's a poor tackle, it really is, but referee Andre Marriner doesn't even give a foul. That was a yellow card at the absolute least, surely?

  61. 1633: 
    SHOWBOAT- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Unnecessary, but brilliant stuff from Southampton's new man Dani Osvaldo as he flicks a pass through in a 'rabona' style. It's overhit, but I applaud the creativity on Subdued Sunday...

  62. 1632:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC SportSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    "There is no width out there at all, it is taking an eternity for Luke Shaw to get forward."

  63. 1630: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    The offside flag was long since raised as Matt Jarvis raced clear, but what a finish regardless, Kevin Nolan sweeping in first time from 30 yards. Shame it doesn't count, as it's comfortably the best bit of football we've seen in the last three hours...

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    Terry Bull: I'm still not Shaw about Southampton's left back but their right back is certainly in de-Clyne

    Sam Pearson: If anyone can name a more promising left-back in the world than Shaw I would be very impressed.

    Tom Sheen: Southampton look 10x the team they did under Atkins. Cortese doesn't get enough credit for a decision most slated at the time.

  65. 1628: 
    YELLOW CARD- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Filth. Mohamed Diame's tricky start to life on the right of midfield continues as he makes no attempt to play the ball as Adam Lallana skips past him, he just swipes his legs away. A deserved yellow card for the Hammer who was moaning away as he collected it.

    Diame
  66. 1626: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Ravel Morrison spreads a lovely pass out wide to Mo Diame, who is not fooling anyone on this display so far. Diame is not a right winger.

    West Ham striker Modibo Maiga is so isolated but as he chases down a ball forward he holds his face. Was he caught by Dejan Lovren? Not much in that.

  67. 1622: 
    CLOSE!- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    A slip from West Ham defender James Collins almost lets Southampton in. Rickie Lambert drives at the defence, finds strike partner Dani Osvaldo but his flick doesn't come off. The ball comes back to Lambert 25 yards from goal but his first-time effort is tame, a mishit, and it's an easy save for Jussi Jaaskelainen.

  68. 1620: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    West Ham move the ball neatly down the right but Guy Demel's delivery is dreadful. He gets a dagger-like stare from Kevin Nolan, before Mo Diame shots from 35 yards.

    Big Sam's ticklist of things to work on in training:

    1. Decision-making

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    Chris Palmer: Leighton Baines? Man Utd should be looking to the future. Sign up Luke Shaw now please.

    Benjamin: I can't be the only one with a man-crush on Dani Osvaldo?

  70. 1615: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    I was just about to say that we've not seen much from Ravel Morrison on his Premier League debut but he does get involved with a scything challenge through the shins of Rickie Lambert.

    Referee Andre Marriner has a word but the youngster escapes without a booking.

    Luke Shaw then slaloms into the penalty area but his cross is cut out. Decent opening.

  71. 1610: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Surely? No!

    Great save from Jussi Jaaskelainen denies Dani Osvaldo his maiden Southampton goal. It's a good move as well, Jay Rodriguez finding space on the left, taking on and beating Guy Demel and cutting the ball back for Osvaldo on the penalty spot. He middles the shot, nothing wrong with the connection, but he hits it too central and the Finn makes a flying save with his chest.

    Osvaldo
  72. 1609: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    West Ham failed to register a single shot on target in their last game against Stoke so that's one up already. Southampton's Champions League-seeker Victor Wanyama has already given the ball away cheaply twice in midfield, as Sam Allardyce's side make the better start.

  73. 1607: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Wonderful feet from Mo Diame! The West Ham man tricks his way past Luke Shaw - my fault that - and drives into the area where he hammers in a shot for Artur Boruc to palm clear. Almost an early opener.

  74. 1604: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Luke Shaw, or should that be the highly-rated Luke Shaw, skips delightfully away from trouble at left-back before he is hacked down by Mark Noble. England's left-back of the future, I think we are all agreed?

  75. 1602:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC SportSouthampton 0-0 West Ham

    On Rickie Lambert's progress into the England team: "The two things I'll defend him on are, he doesn't play the system with Southampton he does with England, he is used to having someone beside him. Also, England just might decide to go with a big man.

    "He does have technical ability, but there are better players more suited to England. But he's been brilliant, and he is very popular. He is not your archetypal Premier League player, he is very grounded."

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    Jack, York, via mobile on 81111: "In one of my games of a well known Football Management simulator Southampton only missed out on a spot in the 2016-17 Champions League on goal difference. Although they still had Nigel Adkins as manager. And were relegated a season later. Still, something to cling to Saints fans."

  77. 1602: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Dejan Lovren brings the ball out of defence for Southampton but loses out on the edge of the box, they do win a free-kick out wide though but West Ham clear well.

  78. 1600: 
    KICK-OFF- Southampton 0-0 West Ham

    Southampton get us under way...

  79. 1555: 
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    Tom in Matlock, via mobile on 81111: "Wanyama is hardly going to say we've got no chance, is he? Nothing wrong with a little ambition, if you don't aim high then what's the point?"

  80. 1554: 
    Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    The teams are in the tunnel then, I'm a big fan of the West Ham kit this season. Very Frank McAvennie.

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    Arthur Fane: Wonderfully attacking lineup for Saints - only a matter of time before Osvaldo starts banging them in, not to mention Lambert.

    Luke Jones: In 1999, Manchester City were in the third tier. Now they have Champions League football. In 2025, why can't Southampton?

    Dan Stevens: West Ham's away record in the Premier League is awful, can't see anything but a Southampton win today.

  82. 1550: 

    That doesn't bode well...

  83. 1549: 

    Opta Sports: 938 - West Ham have attempted fewer passes (938) than any other side this season and have the worst passing accuracy (72%). Wayward.

  84. 1548: 
    Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "Hopefully Ravel Morrison will go out and show what he can do. He played exceptionally well when we played Espanyol a week last Thursday. Against good opposition he is capable, but whether he is capable against Premier League opposition... we'll wait and see."

  85. 1547: 
    ENGLAND'S NUMBER NINE- Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)
    Rickie Lambert

    Southampton striker Rickie Lambert makes his 200th appearance for the club today, can he mark the occasion with a goal?

    If he does it will be his 200th league goal of his career - the 31-year-old has scored a hugely impressive 104 goals for the Saints.

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    Dan Goodwin: I think I have more chance of reaching the Champions League than Southampton.

  87. 1543: 
    Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    West Ham and New Zealand defender Winston Reid: "It's nice to get back [to Premier League action] today. We lost against Stoke so it would be good to go out and get some points."

  88. 1540: 
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    Phil in Poole, via mobile on 81111: "Southampton could get CL football but only if Uefa changes the number of qualifying spots to 18."

  89. 1540: 
    Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez: "We've put in a lot of hard work during the last two weeks [international break]. Everybody has been supportive of Rickie Lambert getting his England caps. It's great to learn off players like him."

  90. 1537: 
    WHERE ARE THE GOALS?
    Kevin Nolan

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce may have built a decent squad since returning to the top flight but when Andy Carroll is missing - as he often is - they are hugely short of firepower.

    The fact that Carlton Cole has been back training with the club a few months after being released tells its own tale. The Hammers have bagged twice so far this season, but if Kevin Nolan doesn't score they look short of options...

  91. 1534: 
    Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    Southampton finished 32 points short of a Champions League place last season. What will be the deficit this year?

  92. 1533: 
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    Callum, an optimistic Saint, via mobile on 81111: "Cortese has delivered on every promise he has ever made. If he says Southampton can get to the Champions League then I believe him."

  93. 1530: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Reading 0-0 Brighton
    Nigel Adkins

    Reading manager Nigel Adkins on Pavel Pogrebnyak's sending off and his side's display:

    "The referee made a decision, he sent him off and we just have to deal with it. We were bang poor in the first half, so we changed it tactically for the second half, we had to pass the football more, and there was positive improvement on the first half because that wasn't good enough."

  94. 1528: 
    Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    Both sets of players are out running through their warm-ups on a particularly damp-looking St Mary's pitch. How will Dani Osvaldo fit in alongside Rickie Lambert for Southampton? What qualities does Ravel Morrison bring to the West Ham midfield?All will be revealed shortly.

  95. 1526: 
    Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    Southampton make three changes with Luke Shaw, Nathaniel Clyne and Jay Rodriguez in for Danny Fox, Calum Chambers and James Ward-Prowse.

    West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison makes his first league start, replacing the injured Stewart Downing.

  96. 1524: 

    What are the odds on Southampton achieving Champions League qualification before the end of the Solar System? Do many bookies deal in that market?

  97. 1523: 
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    Dave, Nailsea on text: "Re Wanyama at 1518, "One day" is deliciously vague. One day the sun will die. Before then, Saints have rather good odds."

  98. 1519: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton
    Keith Andrews

    Brighton's Keith Andrews on Leonardo Ulloa's sending off following the earlier dismissal of Reading's Pavel Pogrebnyak: "It certainly didn't help our cause, we had had the lion's share of possession but when it went to 10 v 10 that made it hard for us. Reading are hard opponents so a point was a probably a fair reflection."

  99. 1518: 
    Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    Victor Wanyama starts again for Southampton today, and the former Celtic man raised some eyebrows this week when he said "I believe one day Champions League football is achievable at Southampton."

    You can't knock him for optimism but is that a realistic ambition?

  100. 1515: 
    LINE-UPS- Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Lovren, Fonte, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Rodriguez, Lallana, Osvaldo, Lambert. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Steven Davis, Ramirez, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Chambers, Hooiveld.

    West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Collins, O'Brien, Diame, Noble, Morrison, Nolan, Jarvis, Maiga. Subs: Tomkins, Rat, Collison, Vaz Te, Adrian, Taylor, Lee.

    Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

  101. 1514:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    There will be full commentary of today's Premier League game as Alan Green, Mike Ingham and Steve Claridge guide you through Southampton v West Ham from 1600 BST.

  102. 1513:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at St Mary'sSouthampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    "In his 200th appearance for Southampton, Rickie Lambert searches for his 200th career league goal to cap a wonderful start to the season for the man who used to supplement his part-time football earnings with work in a beetroot bottling plant.

    "The Saints have scored just four goals in their last eight Premier League matches and West Ham have been struggling to find the net too - just 12 goals in their last 11 games - and with their whole attacking style focused on Andy Carroll, they will badly miss the injured centre-forward."

  103. 1512: 

    In all honesty that was dire. A 0-0 draw was odds-on favourite from before half time and that's how it ended up.

    Can Southampton and West Ham salvage Subdued Sunday for us?

  104. 1510: 
    FULL-TIME- Reading 0-0 Brighton
  105. 1509: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison is handed a start for West Ham.

  106. 1506: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)

    Record signing Dani Osvaldo and Rickie Lambert both start for Southampton in a side that shows three changes from the defeat at Norwich.

  107. 1503: 
    LEAGUE ONE LATEST

    Our sole League One game is up and running, and Leon Clarke has already put Coventry ahead against Gillingham with a goal after two minutes. Their fans may not be happy but it seems Cov are enjoying playing at Northampton's Sixfields Stadium, they certainly know where the goal is.

  108. 1501: 
    CLOSE!- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    ...and that was nearly it! Jake Forster-Caskey wins the ball on the right for Brighton, his cross is helped across goal and it runs for left-back Stephen Ward. He smashes in a shot, catching it clean as a whistle, but it's wide. Still we wait.

  109. 1500: 
    YELLOW CARD- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    It's a war of attrition - Brighton midfielder Andrew Crofts becomes the eighth man to go in the referee's book for a crude challenge on Danny Williams. Six minutes left and then we can all forget this ever happened - unless someone finds a moment of class...

  110. 1456: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    On reflection, that Ashley Barnes effort was turned on to the inside of the post. Great save, very unlucky for the striker.

    Into the last 10 minutes now...

  111. 1454: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Reading keep the ball around the penalty area for an age without finding the key pass and Brighton are able to break with real purpose. A superb pass splits the Reading defence, Jake Forster-Caskey slides the cross to the near post where substitute Ashley Barnes looks certain to score but he can't quite force it in.

    Reading then attack at the other end but Tomasz Kuszczak is right behind Alex Pearce's shot.

  112. 1452: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton
    Ulloa

    Red Card Watch II: And just a few minutes later, Mr Scott sent the grounded Leonardo Ulloa for an early bath. Could be a three-match ban, that one.

  113. 1449: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton
    Pogrebnyak

    Red Card Watch I: Pavel Pogrebnyak appeared bemused as referee Graham Scott brandishes a red card in his direction. But the game has fallen into a pattern of all possession, no penetration since he went off for diving.

    With 18 minutes left, can anyone steal the win?

  114. 1444: 
    CLOSE!- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Excellent from Wayne Bridge again, he's been excellent since coming on for Reading. He beats two men down the left and stands up a cross which Danny Williams heads over under concerted pressure.

  115. 1442: 
    GET INVOLVED #bbcfootball
    Southampton

    Marcus Leeming, already in place bright and early at a gloomy-looking St Mary's: "Come on you Saints!!"

    Send your matchday photos to #bbcfootball.

  116. 1441: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Keith Andrews slams a shot wide from 25 yards as Brighton continue to push hard. They've had 76% of possession in the last five minutes and are the side looking more likely to win it now. They have 25 minutes to find a goal.

  117. 1437: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Bring on the strikers!

    Ashley Barnes goes close instantly, meeting Andrew Crofts' deep cross from the right with a wonderful volley which Alex McCarthy turns away. Moments later McCarthy again is sprawling to keep out an effort, this time from Inigo Calderon. Brighton pushing for the breakthrough.

  118. 1435: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Both teams are subscribing to that adage that it's difficult to play against 10 men, as the clock seems to barely tick over. Painful viewing, but here's another striker on the pitch! Brighton bring on Ashley Barnes in place of David Lopez. There is half an hour left.

  119. 1431: 
    CLOSE!- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Brighton are next to threaten as Kazenga LuaLua gets a cross in from the left, David Lopez turns inside the area with a superb first touch but he then shoots wastefully wide of the far corner. Ten long minutes gone in the second half.

  120. 1429: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Former Brighton left-back Wayne Bridge is seeing plenty of the ball wide on the left for Reading but when he does find a cross there's nobody in the penalty area. The ball goes right through to Chris Gunter at right-back, and he almost finds Adam Le Fondre with his cross but the striker can't reach it.

  121. 1424: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Great start to the second half for Reading.

    Wayne Bridge weaves into the box and his cross appears to strike a hand - referee Graham Scott isn't interested this time but on the follow up Jem Karacan sees his shot turned away by Tomasz Kuszczak.

  122. 1422: 
    KICK-OFF- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Reading get us under way then...

  123. 1422: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Brighton manager Oscar Garcia says "the referee had a better view than me" of the red card for Leonardo Ulloa and he will just have to get on with it. He keeps with the same 10 but there is a double change for Reading.

    Hal Robson-Kanu comes on for Royston Drenthe and Wayne Bridge is on for Stephen Kelly.

  124. 1420: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Here come the 20 players still on the pitch then...

  125. 1416: 
    UP FOR THE CUP?

    Today also sees some FA Cup action, as the first round of qualifying continues. Ordinarily it may not make our radar, but yesterday saw a tie between Sleaford Town and Huntingdon Town abandoned following a mass brawl between players.

    If we had to pick a fixture with the potential for drama, you may look at the Essex derby between Grays and Romford - proper naughty.

    There are some cracking names on display this afternoon as well, with Worksop Parramore hosting Cammell Laird and not one, but two teams from Biggleswade in action,

    The Bedfordshire town will be empty this afternoon as United head to Hendon, and Town head to Wingate & Finchley.

  126. 1414:  
    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerGET INVOLVED- Southampton v West Ham (1600 BST)
  127. 1413: 
    GET INVOLVED #bbcfootball

    On your way to today's meeting between Southampton and West Ham? Already there? Send photos of your journey to or your arrival at St Mary's using the hashtag #bbcfootball and we'll post the best on here.

  128. 1409: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    For the last 10 minutes of that half there were eight defenders on either side marking precisely nobody. If there's any chance of a goal in the second half we could do with some changes. Get a striker on!

  129. 1407: 
    GET INVOLVED #bbcfootball

    Morgan Davies: No chance that was a red for Ulloa, like Carlton Cole's last year. Silly but just a yellow, not dangerous and no damage done.

  130. 1407: 
    PAV THE ACTOR

    Questionable theatrics by Pavel Pogrebnyak may have earned him a sending off in the first half, but his acting ability has secured him a role in television programme, to be aired later this month.

    Pogrebnyak and his wife Masha are to appear in a reality show called 'Meet The Russians', which focuses on wealthy Russians living in London.

    Missing a few games because of suspension might give him a bit more time to brush up on his acting skills...

  131. 1406: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Ben, Brighton, via mobile on 81111: "Fair play to Alex Pearce, he gets studded in the chest, gets straight back up and shakes the hand of the man who did it! Old school."

  132. 1405: 
    HALF-TIME- Reading 0-0 Brighton
  133. 1404: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    In a pattern of play which may well be repeated time and again in this game, David Lopez is played in but has to check as he has no support up with him whatsoever.

    But the Spaniard then does keep the ball well, finding space to cross for Gordon Greer, whose header is well kept out by Alex McCarthy.

  134. 1402: 
    YELLOW CARD- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    We may have more red cards to come yet as Inigo Calderon goes in the book for bringing down Jem Karacan. Into added time at the end of a feisty first-half.

  135. 1401: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Aaron Cox: I think the ref has been brilliant so far. Puts some of those in the Premier League to shame. He won't want half time to come.

  136. 1357: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    If I was in charge of either of these clubs there would be some hefty fines being issued on Monday morning, I can tell you. Two of the daftest red cards you will see.

    With three minutes of the first half left it's 10 v 10 then, and this has got stalemate written all over it. Can someone find the spark?

  137. 1354: 
    RED CARD FOR BRIGHTON- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Is it idiotic centre-forward day? Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa gets himself sent-off as he goes in high on Reading defender Alex Pearce, studs into the chest of the defender, and he has to go.

    Referee Graham Scott - no relation to cleaning product guru Barry - had no choice there. Stupid challenge.

  138. 1352: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Unsurprisingly Brighton have been on top since that senseless dismissal, but can they find a goal before the break? There are nine minutes left for the visitors to strike. There's been no major tactical shift from the home side yet, it's Adam Le Fondre who is now the lone central striker.

  139. 1350: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    I feel ashamed to have compared Pavel Pogrebnyak to Ivan Drago now. Drago would never have gone down that easily.

  140. 1347: 
    RED CARD FOR READING- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Dear oh dear! I mentioned players with poor temperament and it's Pavel Pogrebnyak who is sent off for Reading after just 32 minutes for diving!

    What on earth is going through his mind here, he's been booked already, it's his first league start of the season and he throws himself to the ground theatrically to earn a second yellow.

    Incredibly, he's still applauded off by some supporters. Madness.

  141. 1346: 
    YELLOW CARD- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Royston Drenthe is now in the book for Reading for 'persistent fouling' - and for a man with his temperament that can only be a concern. Past the half-hour mark now.

  142. 1341: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Reading suddenly look nervous at the back as a slack pass across lets in David Lopez on the counter. He works the ball across to Kazenga LuaLua on the left but his cross-shot is deflected wide for a corner which comes to nothing. Brighton on top now.

  143. 1341: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Chris Parker: Not as easy on the eye as they were under Poyet but Brighton still look a good side, definite promotion contenders.

  144. 1341: 
    CLOSE!- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    What an effort! Brighton midfielder Andrew Crofts stoops to meet a cross from David Lopez with a flying header and gets tremendous power into his effort, it's a wonderful header and has Alex McCarthy beaten, but flies a yard or so wide. Best moment of the match so far.

  145. 1340: 
    YELLOW CARD- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Pavel Pogrebnyak - the Championship's Ivan Drago - pleases his manager by putting a shift in and tracking back, but then frustrates the home crowd by tripping Kazenga LuaLua in full flight and earning a booking.

    Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy then flaps at the following free-kick.

  146. 1336: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Brighton manager Oscar Garcia, who has the look of a Spanish Kevin Pietersen, is up off his seat to bark some instructions to his side after seeing Reading take control in midfield. Brighton's dangerman Leonardo Ulloa then gets on the ball for the first time but he's fouled by Alex Pearce. Subdued Sunday off to a subdued start.

  147. 1332: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Royston Drenthe has been his usual enigmatic self so far in the opening 15 minutes. Some lovely touches and trickery, some slack passes and some lazy indiscipline all rolled into one. At this level he can certainly be a match-winner.

  148. 1332: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Anon on text: "Royston Drenthe is far too good to be playing in the Championship. Would love him back at Everton."

    Send your thoughts in via mobile to 81111 (UK only), but don't forget to include your name!

  149. 1327: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Brighton had a turbulent summer of their own, which began with losing to Crystal Palace in last season's play-offs, continued with the bizarre dismissal of manager Gus Poyet while he was sitting in our studios in Salford and ended with the embarrassing defeat at home to League Two new boys Newport County in the League Cup.

    Are they back on track now under new gaffer Oscar Garcia? The Seagulls hope so. They are seeing plenty of the ball themselves but there's been zero goal threat so far as it peters out in the final third.

  150. 1324: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Reading having a good spell now with Danny Guthrie, sporting a newly shorn head, getting on the ball to good effect. Royston Drenthe again looks lively down the right and he wins a free-kick which Brighton defend well.

  151. 1322: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    What a pass that is! Royston Drenthe launches into an overhead kick inside his own area to clear a Brighton corner, and it turns into a superb 45-yard through ball right into the path of Adam Le Fondre. ALF is almost clean through on goal but he can't get it under control in time and he's tackled.

    Spotters' badge for the big man.

  152. 1319: 
    Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Brighton may have changed managers in the summer but there's no change in style, it remains a patient, pressing style for the visitors and they see plenty of the ball early on.

    Royston Drenthe then gets on the ball for Reading but runs out of room as he tries to get to the dead ball line.

  153. 1316: 
    KICK-OFF- Reading 0-0 Brighton

    Here we go then. Brighton, in a retro yellow away kit, get the day's action up and running.

  154. 1315: 
    Reading v Brighton (1315 BST)

    Reading manager Nigel Adkins, speaking to Sky Sports: "It will be a very tough game. Brighton play some good football.

    Adkins on starting Pavel Pogrebnyak in attack: "There was lots of speculation about Pav during the transfer window, that window has now shut. Now he has the opportunity to show how good he is."

  155. 1312: 
    THE ROYALS RUMBLE- Reading v Brighton (1315 BST)

    Reading were of course relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, finishing 11 points short of safety after picking up just six wins in the top flight.

    Royston Drenthe

    Nigel Adkins has lost Adrian Mariappa and Jimmy Kebe to Crystal Palace over the summer, but the bulk of the squad remains intact, while Adkins has been able to add Wayne Bridge - who spent last season on loan at Brighton incidentally - and ex-Everton winger Royston Drenthe.

    Unsurprisingly, the Royals were tipped to challenge for instant promotion back to the big time.

  156. 1310: 
    Reading v Brighton (1315 BST)

    Brighton manager Oscar Garcia, speaking to Sky Sports: "We recovered some injured players [during the international break], that was good for us. We had three good results before the break and we want to keep going.

    "All the games in the Championship are very difficult. Reading have an amazing squad, they played in the Premier League last season but we will try to punish them."

  157. 1309: 
    LINE-UPS- Reading v Brighton (1315 BST)

    Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Morrison, Pearce, Kelly, Williams, Karacan, Guthrie, Drenthe, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak. Subs: Federici, McAnuff, Akpan, Gorkss, Bridge, Robson-Kanu, Blackman.

    Brighton: Kuszczak, Calderon, Greer, Upson, Ward, Lopez, Andrews, Crofts, Caskey, Ulloa, LuaLua. Subs: Brezovan, El-Abd, Barnes, Agustien, Chicksen, Buckley, Ince.

    Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

  158. 1309: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Saturday's football generated plenty of talking points - Gareth Bale's goal-scoring Real Madrid debut, Mezut Ozil's display on his bow for Arsenal, the Ashley Young diving controversy, and much, much more - so feel free to get in touch with your opinions or predictions for today's action.

    And if you are on your way to Southampton v West Ham, or you're already at St Mary's, send us a photo of your journey or arrival and we'll post the best.

    Get in touch using the hashtag #bbcfootball, or text your thoughts in via 81111 (UK only) on mobile.

  159. 1308: 
    Reading v Brighton (1315 BST)

    After a rocky start to season with two defeats in their first two games, Brighton's form has picked up under new coach Oscar Garcia. The Seagulls arrived at the Madejski Stadium earlier today having collected seven points from nine, but face a Reading side that has not lost at home all season.

    Reading are bidding for a second successive win but will have to be on their guard against Brighton - they have scored in every league fixture this season, although the two times they lost were the only games in which they took the lead first.

  160. 1305: 

    But hang on in there, don't all leave us for the Sunday Politics show just yet.

    First up is a tasty-looking morsel from the Championship where Reading host Brighton.

    That's a 1315 BST kick-off, and we'll be over to events at the Madejski very shortly indeed.

  161. 1300: 
    Floyd Mayweather

    Welcome to Subdued Sunday.

    You may have risen to the news that Arsenal are top of the Premier League; Floyd Mayweather is $45m richer; Gareth Bale scored on his Real Madrid debut and Holly Willoughby has left 'The Voice', but I'm afraid to say today's offerings may struggle to reach such heights.

    It's a quiet - if not insignificant - day on the footballing calendar as we wait and see whether Southampton or West Ham can break the top 10...

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 16 Sep 2013 UK

Barclays Premier League summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
Moving up 1 Liverpool 4 3 10
Moving down 2 Arsenal 4 3 9
Moving down 3 Tottenham 4 3 9
No movement 4 Man City 4 5 7
No movement 5 Man Utd 4 4 7
No movement 6 Chelsea 4 2 7
No movement 7 Stoke 4 1 7
No movement 8 Newcastle 4 -2 7
No movement 9 Everton 4 1 6
No movement 10 West Ham 4 1 5
No movement 11 Southampton 4 0 5
No movement 12 Cardiff 4 -1 5
Moving up 13 Swansea 4 -2 4
Moving down 14 Fulham 4 -2 4
Moving down 15 Norwich 4 -2 4
Moving down 16 Hull 4 -3 4
Moving down 17 Aston Villa 4 -1 3
Moving down 18 Crystal Palace 4 -2 3
No movement 19 West Brom 4 -3 2
No movement 20 Sunderland 4 -5 1

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