Premier League: Manchester United 9-0 Southampton FC 02/02/21

Saints get demolished by United after two red cards throughout the game. 

First Half 

The first important part of the tie came in the second minute with young player Jankewitz getting sent off after a horrible challenge on Scott McTominay, leaving the Saints with 10 men for the rest of the game.

However, the first goal of many came from a nicely whipped in cross from United left back Luke Shaw who spots Wan-Bissaka at the back post and he slots it home with no problems. The home side up by one goal already.

Yet another great goal from United here. Luke Shaw paces down the wing with the ball and sees Mason Greenwood making a run. Greenwood looks up and spots Rashford on the penalty spot, with a great cross he puts it away with ease. Home side with a two goal lead here. At this point, I’m sure that Hassenhuttl knew it was going to be a long night.

Can you believe it? Another goal, this time it is put into the net by Saints defender Bednarek who accidentally puts home a cross by Rashford following a ball out to the wing. Three goals up.

Goal number four, comes from a ball from Fred to the United left-back Shaw, who plays in a cross looking for Cavani and meeting him. And he heads home to put them four ahead, McCarthy tries to reach it and can’t quite get there.

Half-Time: Manchester United 4 – 0 Southampton FC

It goes from bad to worse for the Saints here. Bruno Fernandes puts a ball over the top of the defence for Martial, who controls the ball nicely, and actually scores. Now, the North West side have a five goal advantage making it very difficult for Southampton to come back from this.

Now, scoring for fun.

This right here is a great goal to see them score six. Scott McTominay plays a ball through to Greenwood who takes on the shot. It gets cleared right out to the Scottish midfielder who fires the ball right past a bunch of player. Beautiful finish her, and Man United lead by six here.

Next chance is very controversial. Fernandes plays Martial through one on one with the keeper only to get brought down by Jan Bednarek. Clear penalty. It goes to VAR to check whether it is a red card, but surely that would be double jeopardy. But no, the referee Mike Dean thinks that it is both. The rules here need to be checked. But Fernandes steps up to take the penalty, no surprise to viewers watching at home, and scores his first goal in five games.

It is seven goals to nothing here.

Once again as you guessed, another goal for Man United here. Wan-Bissaka, who has had a great game, puts in an excellent cross for Martial to touch down and put past the goalkeeper.

Eight goals. Not another Leicester surely?

Yes it is another night similar to the one at home to Leicester. This time Rashford plays a ball out to Fernandes who heads it over to Dan James, yes Dan James, who scores easily.

Full-Time: Manchester United 9 – 0 Southampton FC

An interview from Ralph Hassenhuttl:

“It’s hard to explain…we have to live with this result again.”

He went on to say that “It was tough from start to finish when you lose a player in three minutes”.

A reporter went on to ask him a really silly question really. He asked “How does it feel to lose 9-0 again?”

Hassenhuttl replied “Superb. How do you think it feels?”

Some pictures from the action:

 

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