August 19, 2017 / 4:15 PM / a year ago

Soccer-Last-gasp Austin penalty for Southampton sinks West Ham

* Southampton beat West Ham United 3-2

* Gabbiadini opened scoring on 11 minutes

* Hammers’ Arnautovic sent off for elbowing Stephens in face

* Tadic scored Saints’ second from penalty spot

* Hernandez hit back before the interval with his first goal Mexican equalised with 74th-minute strike

* Austin ended comeback with penalty after Zabeleta penalised

* Southampton at Huddersfield next; West Ham go to Newcastle


Aug 19 (Reuters) - Charlie Austin scored a stoppage-time penalty as Southampton beat 10-man West Ham United 3-2 in a thrilling Premier League game on Saturday in which Javier Hernandez netted his first goals for the visitors.

Hernandez’s double either side of halftime had seemed to complete an astonishing comeback for West Ham who trailed after Manolo Gabbiadini and a Dusan Tadic penalty put the Saints two up with their first home league goals since April.

In between, West Ham’s 24 million-pound ($31 million) striker Marko Arnautovic received a straight red for elbowing Jack Stephens in the face, his second dismissal against Southampton in two seasons.

But West Ham refused to buckle and Mexican Hernandez thought he had done enough to earn a point before Pablo Zabaleta bundled over Maya Yoshida deep into added time and Austin converted the spot-kick.

$1 = 0.7769 pounds Reporting by Neil Robinson, editing by Ed Osmond

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