SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Felipe Anderson scored twice in six minutes for West Ham to overcome Southampton 2-1 and move into the English Premier League top 10 on Thursday.
The Brazilian’s pair in the second half came moments after West Ham was jolted out of a slumber by Nathan Redmond’s scrambled goalmouth finish.
The winning goal was an attractive two-pass counterattack. Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong was blocked from distance after a corner, and West Ham’s Issa Diop set Michail Antonio free. He in turn chipped through for Anderson, who raced on and finished in style for a goal of high class.
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini will have been delighted to leave St. Mary’s Stadium with all three points, especially given his injury-hit squad was so threadbare he could fill only six of the seven substitute berths.