West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen kept Southampton at bay with a series of fine saves as the teams played out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Sunday.
Neither side could get the upper hand at a windswept St. Mary’s Stadium, but it was Southampton which created the better chances. West Ham dominated possession in the early stages, but was lucky not to concede after Daniel Osvaldo’s side-footed shot from Jay Rodriguez’s cross was brilliantly saved by Jaaskelainen in the 10th minute.
West Ham responded through Mohamed Diame’s long-range shot that flew just inches over the top-left corner in the 20th minute. Diame was then booked for a trip on Adam Lallana, but found himself at the receiving end of a dangerous tackle from Morgan Schneiderlin that was left unpunished by the referee.
Ravel Morrison then curled a right-footed shot from outside the box over the bar five minutes before half-time.
The 38-year-old Jaaskelainen proved decisive again in the 49th minute when he tipped the ball out for a corner from Victor Wanyama’s volley.
The Finnish goalkeeper then made a stunning one-handed diving save to parry Morgan Schneiderlin’s volley in the 67th.