West Ham seal impressive 3-1 win at Southampton

 West Ham celebrate after Southampton's Steven Davis scores an own goal and the third for West Ham.
West Ham celebrate after Southampton's Steven Davis scores an own goal and the third for West Ham.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - West Ham United recovered from a goal down to cruise to a comfortable 3-1 Premier League victory away against Southampton on Saturday (Feb 4).

Southampton's Italian forward Manolo Gabbiadini, making his debut following his arrival from Napoli, finished superbly from a tight angle in the 12th minute before Andy Carroll leveled with a neat finish two minutes later - his fourth goal in four league games.

Pedro Obiang, provider for Carroll's goal, put the visitors ahead with a long-range strike in the 44th before Mark Noble's free kick was deflected off Steven Davies and into the net to condemn Southampton to a sixth defeat in seven league games.

The victory lifted West Ham, winners of six of their last nine league games, to ninth while out-of-form Southampton sit four points and four places below in 13th.