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The game itself was a dull affair in terms of goalscoring action as Sam's troops were forced to close things down after being reduced to ten men. Poor Adrian got himself into a comical tangle trying to dribble out from the back and then handled the ball outside his box. Things got even worse for the Hammers after Andy Carroll injured his ankle but bravely stayed on the field despite being almost totally immobile.
With the Hammers effectively reduced to nine men, the spectacle became like scenes from the 60s movie classic Zulu as wave upon wave of marauding Southampton warriors laid siege on West ham's goal. In the film, which is based upon a true story, a battalion of 150 wounded soldiers successfully holds off an army of 4000 Zulu warriors. Amazingly, the Hammers also held out to earn a brave point with a long list of heroic performances including Alex Song and Cheik Kouyate at the helm. However, Sam's men are now down to the bare bones for next weekend's FA cup clash away to West brom.
As for Southampton, they will feel disappointed to have only managed a point after fortune provided them with such a massive numerical advantage.