Felipe Anderson scored twice in six minutes on Thursday as West Ham came from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s Stadium. Recently revived Southampton under Ralph Hasenhüttl started losing their sheen night as the Hammers climbed up to ninth in the Premier League table.
The result of the match night means West Ham have won five of their last six Premier League games and registered 15 points in the competition this month, their most in a single month of a season in competition history.
After a series of failed attempts by both teams in the first half, Nathan Redmond brought the game to life when he opened the scoring in the 50th minute. The Englishman pushed the ball with his shoulder in a melee after West Ham keeper Lukazs Fabianski blocked Oriol Romeu.
The home lead didn’t last more than three minutes when Anderson equalized the score as brought down a header from Saints defender and fired into the right corner from the edge. Within three minutes, the Brazilian midfielder paced up in the middle and struck into the top right corner beating the Saints keeper Alex McCarthy.
Anderson, who was transferred from Serie A side Lazio in July with a record fee of £36 million, scored seven goals in his nine appearances for West Ham.
Struggling Southampton, who were pulled out from the relegation zone following two wins since Hasenhüttl’s take over, only have themselves to blame for making the same mistakes. They lose more points from a winning position this season than any other Premier League club.