Southampton suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats after a disappointing 1-0 home loss to West Ham.

It was almost a nightmare start for Saints after Declan Rice headed home for West Ham from an offside position.

West Ham also felt that they should’ve had a penalty following risky challenges from Jan Bednarek and Ryan Bertrand but both were waved away.

The Hammers did take the lead in the 37th minute when Pablo Fornals knocked the ball back for Sebastien Haller who expertly finished.

The visitors had another goal chalked off just after the break when Michail Antonio found the back of the net but VAR disallowed it due to a handball.

Danny Ings had two great chances to equaliser but was denied by the crossbar with the first superb effort, before hitting the post with his second.

It was Southampton’s turn to have a goal ruled out after Ings struck a spectacular effort into the top corner but the whistle had already blown for what was a very soft foul.

This defeat leaves Southampton in the relegation zone on goal difference,  and they face another pivotal match next weekend against Aston Villa who are the side directly above them.

Here’s how we rated the Southampton players: