West Ham 3 Southampton 1: Allardyce hails ‘outstanding’ turnaround
West Ham 3 Southampton 1: Sam Allardyce hails his side's "outstanding" revival after their fourth straight victory
Sam Allardyce reflected on West Ham’s “outstanding” turnaround after victory over Southampton moved them up to 10th in the Premier League.
Maya Yoshida headed the Saints in front at Upton Park but Matt Jarvis levelled in the 20th minute, before Carlton Cole gave the Hammers the lead moments later.
It was about the quality of our finishing today as well as some exceptionally good defending
Kevin Nolan then secured the win with a volley from close range in the 71st minute to wrap up the east London side’s fourth straight league win.
“It’s outstanding,” Allardyce told Sky Sports. “It shows how volatile the game is today because we’re now sat with one point more than we were last season after 27 games.
“That just goes to show that at any given time if your players are fit and performing to their best, they will get results.
“As a manger you’ve got keep calm, keep faith in them and keep telling them to believe.”
Allardyce continued: “It was about the quality of our finishing today as well as some exceptionally good defending.
“Putting them together has given them an outstanding victory. It was just a magnificent effort.”