SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) Ten-man Southampton overcame a sending off early in the second half to beat West Ham 1-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Saints midfielder Victor Wanyama was dismissed in the 54th minute for a lunge on Dimitri Payet with his side having taken a first-half lead through defender Maya Yoshida.
That was Wanyama's third red card in 13 league appearances this season, but despite the man disadvantage the home side held on for all three points.
Yoshida capitalized on some poor defending to poke home early, and at the other end, goalkeeper Fraser Forster produced an instinctive save shortly before the half-hour mark to deny West Ham defender Winston Reid's firm header.
Hammers substitute Emmanuel Emenike should have leveled in the second half shortly after his introduction, but he headed wide following Enner Valencia's right cross.
Another substitute, Charlie Austin, missed the chance to double the Saints' lead with three minutes remaining, shooting wide after being played through on goal.
The victory moves Southampton up to seventh, two points adrift of West Ham, which remains in sixth.