One of the most popular sports in the UK is Football/Soccer. With over 40,000 association football clubs, England is the land where this sport has taken birth and thrived over the years.
The Premier League is the country’s primary football competition in which over 20 clubs take part as contestants and compete with one another. The Premier League 2016 is spread over 38 weeks and started in August and is due to end in May with 380 matches in total.
The Week 6 is going on nowadays and the football fever has taken the UK like a storm. The latest match happened between West Ham and Southampton today with a score of 0-3. People are deeply disappointed with yet another defeat of West Ham.
The first half finished with a little between the sides burst into life with Charlie Austin giving Southampton the lead. Austin completed off an outstanding Southampton move, slotting home with his left foot following a cross from Ryan Bertrand. Austin and Bertrand continued to be the center of attention after the pair combined to load more pressure on the struggling West Hammers.
In the second half, Dusan Tadic made it 2-0 to Southampton and West Ham’s supporters saw their team go down to back their bags up. James Ward-Prowse leads the team to the celebration after his goal put Southampton on the way to returning home with all three points. The Southampton fans rejoiced as the match sealed the second straight premier league win.
As for the West Ham supporters, this was the kind of match where one can only wonder how a game with so much thrill and excitement can go very bad. The team’s performance was simply “awful”. West Ham is trapped in the relegation zone having lost five of their opening six games whereas Southampton’s hefty success has taken them up into joint ninth succeeding a clinical display at the London Stadium.
Mark Noble, the central midfielder, and captain of West Ham United, thinks that their situation could not get any worse as the team remains stuck in the bottom three in the league. He admitted that the team has indeed hit rock bottom after this heavy defeat. He told Sky Sports: “If I’m honest, it could have been six, in the end, had Adrian not pulled off some good saves. On the bright side, I don’t think it can get any worse.”