West Ham United nearly clawed a point from their fixture with Southampton on Saturday, however, the Hammers fell short at the last hurdle, whilst Michail Antonio made his first start of the season.
The Saints took the lead 10 minutes into the match with an effort from Manolo Gabbiadini going past Joe Hart, before Marko Arnautovic saw red.
The Hammersâ€™ record-signing was sent off for elbowing Jack Stephens after he felt he was on the receiving end of one from debutant Mario Lemina, however, referee Lee Mason gave the West Ham attacker his marching orders.
Dusan Tadic then made it 2-0 from the penalty spot before Javier Hernandez grabbed one back before half-time.
The Mexican also netted his second for West Ham late on in the second-half, which made it look likely that both sides would end with a share of the points.
However, a late penalty from Charlie Austin saw the hosts grab all three points late in stoppage time.
The Irons have had a difficult start to life in the Premier League this year, having been beaten by Manchester United 4-0 on the opening weekend, before the defeat to the Saints.
West Ham fans, despite the result, were pleased to see one of their main men back in the starting line-up as Antonio recovered from his long layoff.
The winger, who has been used all across the park by Slaven Bilic in previous starting formations, had missed the last six weeks of last season, before spending the whole of the summer continuing his rehabilitation programme.
The Hammers faithful took to social media to show their delight for the 27-year-oldâ€™s return and believed he had made an impact on the whole team.
Here is the best reaction from Twitter:
Antonio Man of the Match already for me
— Lord Irons (COYI) (@Lord_Irons) August 19, 2017
Gotta keep Antonio healthy. I know he's been our best player but taking him off feels smart. #COYI
— Daniel M. Ford (@soundingline) August 19, 2017
Lots of positives, Hernandez off the mark, Antonio looked good and was very spirited fighting back with 10 men. #COYI
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrown80) August 19, 2017
Still got a lot of big players for us to come back also Antonio looked good today and not fit yet plus imminent signing of carvalho. COYI
— board out!!!! (@SFWESTHAMUTD) August 19, 2017
I agree David, great to see Antonio back today, although I haven't seen the game yet, Arnoutovich it appears lost it, v disappointing #COYI
— Ivan Clark (@wobblyclark) August 19, 2017
Antonio I've missed you soooo much. Brilliantly worked goal! COYI!
— Joe Jobling (@Axel_Wolf1418) August 19, 2017