A wonderful solo goal from Armando Broja and a nerveless James Ward-Prowse penalty sent Southampton through to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory over West Ham.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are now unbeaten in their last 12 home matches and, despite the Saints boss making nine changes to his team, they produced a fine performance to progress.

Impressive left-back Romain Perraud struck a superb opener from 25 yards that found the top corner, but Michail Antonio equalised in the second half after a Willy Caballero mistake.

However, the veteran goalkeeper, 40, made up for his error with a crucial save late on from a Craig Dawson header. It came after captain Ward-Prowse had regained the lead for Southampton from the penalty spot. Broja – a second-half substitute – was brought down in the area by Dawson with a penalty awarded after VAR instructed referee Andre Marriner to watch the incident on the pitchside monitor.

Broja then made sure Southampton would be heading to the last eight in injury-time by driving at the West Ham defence, beating Kurt Zouma and slotting past Alphonse Areola into the bottom corner.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Southampton will next face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm.

West Ham will travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Premier League on the same day at 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports.

Saturday 5th March 5:00pm Kick off 5:30pm

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