Hammers suffer setback at Saints
Updated Wednesday, 19th October 2011
West Ham lost their top of the table clash with Southampton at St Mary's to slip five points behind the current Championship leaders.
A solitary defensive mistake just before half-time cost the Hammers a point in a hard-fought evening match on the South coast.
The goal came from a header by Jos Hooiveld and despite dominating large periods of the second half the Hammers were unable to find a way past Saints keeper Kelvin Davis with John Carew, Kevin Nolan and Sam Baldock all missing chances.
West Ham also lost Matt Taylor to a calf injury during the first half which may keep the midfielder out for around 4 weeks.