Premier League

  • 87’ C. Austin
Premier League
Old Trafford
Attendance 75,408


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      That's all from us here and it has been a great pleasure talking you through all of today's action from Old Trafford. We hope you can join us again very soon. Take care!
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      Charlie Austin scored the winner on his debut as Southampton picked up their second straight victory at Old Trafford with a 1-0 win over Manchester United. The Saints stretch their record to three games unbeaten in the Red Devils' backyard, while Louis van Gaal's men lose ground in the race for a to
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      Koeman, on the flip side, will be delighted with the way the game is poised at the moment. Southampton have calmed the atmosphere inside Old Trafford by controlling possession and creating a couple of openings. And should the game soon become stretched, they also have a couple of good options to com
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      It's honours even here at Old Trafford as both sets of players head down the tunnel for the half-time break. United have struggled to create opportunities against a sturdy Southampton setup and were greeted by plenty of boos as the referee called time on the opening period.
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      Both sets of players are now stripped and raring to go as they leave the tunnel and enter on to the field here at Old Trafford. We are just moments away from seeing the action start to unfold.
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      SOUTHAMPTON substitutes: Stekelenburg, Yoshida, Romeu, Martina, Ward-Prowse, Juanmi, Austin.
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      SOUTHAMPTON (3-4-3): Forster; Van Dijk, Fonte (c), Bertrand; Soares, Clasie, Wanyama; Targett; Mane, Long, Tadic.
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      MANCHESTER UNITED substitutes: Romero, Depay, Mata, Januzaj, Varela, McNair, Pereira.
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      MANCHESTER UNITED (3-4-1-2): De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind; Lingard, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Borthwick-Jackson; Herrera; Martial, Rooney (c).
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      TEAM NEWS: Ronald Koeman has made two alterations to the team which started Southampton's 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend. Jordy Clasie and Dusan Tadic both get the chance to impress from the get go this afternoon. New signing Charlie Austin is also amongst the substitutes for the vis
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      TEAM NEWS: Louis van Gaal has made just one change to the side which started United's 1-0 win over Liverpool in their last league game. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson comes into the first eleven in place of Ashley Young, who drops out of the squad through injury. Adnan Januzaj is also on the bench for th
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      Southampton, on the other hand, will also be arriving at the Theatre of Dreams today with confidence flowing after securing back-to-back league wins in their last two games. The Saints are also unbeaten in their last two trips to Old Trafford, winning 1-0 last season.
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      United are heading into today's encounter in high spirits following their closely-fought 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield last Sunday. The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last four league games as they look to keep pace with Tottenham Hotspur in the race for a top-four finish.
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE text commentary on today's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Southampton from Old Trafford. Kick off is at 3:00pm GMT.
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      Southampton get us under way here at Old Trafford. The man in charge of the cards for today's affair is Mike Jones.
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      Lingard picks up the ball in the middle of the park and drives forward for United, but he misplaces a pass towards Rooney and allows Van Dijk to get Southampton back in control of possession.
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      Mane bursts forward on the counter attack for Southampton but as he tries to set up a one-two with Long, the Irishman's reverse pass gets cut out well by Smalling inside United's penalty area.
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      Fellaini seizes possession inside Southampton's half and quickly plays in Martial, but the France international slices a shot wide of the target as space opens up for him outside the visitors' box.
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      Borthwick-Jackson bursts forward down the left-hand side for United but as he looks to pick out Martial with a cross, his attempt flies out of bounds and hands Southampton a goal kick as a result.
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      Blind steals possession away from Tadic outside United's box and sets up Martial on the counter attack. But just as the striker tries to get a head of steam in Southampton's half, Bertrand brings him down for a free kick to the hosts.
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      Darmian picks up possession inside United's half but just as he tries to slip a pass through to Schneiderlin, Long presses him well and forces the ball out for a United throw-in.
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      A short suspension in play occurs as Wanyama goes down holding his face. The Southampton man gets caught by Fellaini's arm accidently as both players jump for the ball and needs some treatment from the physios.
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      Long nicks possession away from Darmian down the left flank but just as the former Hull City forward looks to maraud forward with the ball, the United defender recovers well and makes a good challenge.
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      WIDE! Rooney latches onto possession just outside Southampton's box past Clasie and with little else on for him, the United skipper curls a shot just wide of the far post from distance.
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      Martial pushes the ball past Bertrand down the right wing but the Southampton defender matches him stride for stride and gets his body in the way to see possession trickle out for a goal kick. Great defending by him.
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      Mane picks up possession outside United's penalty area and spreads play out wide to an onrushing Soares, who blasts the ball first time over the hosts' crossbar from a tight angle.
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      Bertrand bends in a free kick towards the head of Van Dijk at the back stick, but the former Chelsea man puts too much on his ball in as it flies out for a United goal kick.
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      Clasie threads a lovely through ball forward past United's two holding midfielders towards Mane, but the Southampton forward's touch lets him down and allows Lingard to step in and win possession for the hosts.
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      Rooney picks up the ball down the left-hand side but as he cuts inside past Van Dijk, he fails to test Forster with a wayward shot from distance.
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      Darmian fouls Long down the left wing and hands Southampton a free kick. Clasie curls in the resulting set play towards the back post as Wanyama fails to hit the target with a header.
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      Both sides are still yet to find their rhythm at the moment as passes continue to go astray. Southampton have had the lion's share of possession so far, forcing United to sit back and bide their time to break forward.
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      Long attempts to make contact with a corner from the right-hand side but as he tries to move into space inside the United box, Herrera barges him to the floor. The Spaniard is lucky to have not given away a penalty there.
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      CLOSE! It's lovely football from Southampton as Tadic clips a delightful pass over the top towards Mane, who takes a great first touch but struggles to get a shot away inside the box with his second.
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      Blind smashes a lofted pass forward which flies out of bounds for a Southampton goal kick. Boos sound around Old Trafford as supporters continue to become frustrated with Van Gaal's charges, who have barely laid a glove on the visitors so far.
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      Herrera looks to get on the end of a loose ball in the centre of the pitch but Wanyama gets tight to him quickly, before the Kenyan cuts out the danger with a good sliding tackle.
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      Herrera plays a good one-two with Rooney outside Southampton's box before the Spaniard curls in a cross towards Martial, but he overcooks his attempt as Soares hacks the ball away for the visitors.
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      Lingard cuts infield from the right and drives a shot towards goal, but it deflects off Bertrand and heads over the byline. However, the referee awards Southampton a goal kick rather than what should have been a corner to United.
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      SI Mata SO M. Fellaini
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      Van Gaal makes his maiden change of the game for United this afternoon as he takes off Fellaini, who had a quiet first half in truth, and replaces him with Mata for the second period.
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      Welcome back! United get us under way again for the second half here at Old Trafford.
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      Herrera wins United a corner as his cross down the left flank deflects off the back of Soares. Blind curls in the resulting set play towards the middle of Southampton's penalty area as Clasie heads away the danger.
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      Soares latches onto a pass from Wanyama down the right-hand side and curls in a low cross towards Mane, who swings his right boot at the ball but fails to make contact with it as United break forward on the counter attack.
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      Herrera picks up the ball in the final third and slips a through pass down the side of Van Dijk towards Mata, but Fonte gets his body across the United midfielder and sees possession run out for a Southampton goal kick.
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      It's much better again from United as Mata receives a superb pass from Rooney inside the box and tries to slip in Martial, but Van Dijk gets there first and makes a good interception for Southampton.
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      Schneiderlin wins United a corner as Van Dijk blocks his cross into the box. Blind bends in the resulting set play towards the near post as Targett snuffs out the danger for the visitors.
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      Mane surges forward on the counter-attack for Southampton and sends in a cross towards Long, but Darmian heads away the danger brilliantly at the back stick and gets wiped out by the Southampton striker in the process.
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      SI P. McNair SO M. Fellaini
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      CLOSE! Clasie curls in a corner from the left towards Long at the back post, but McNair gets there first and heads behind for another Southampton corner. Good defending from him.
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      Van Gaal makes his second change of the game for United as he takes off Darmian, who picked up a rib injury during his earlier clash with Long, and replaces him with McNair just before the hour mark.
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      JUST WIDE! Clasie curls in another corner towards the back stick as Wanyama climbs above Rooney, but he guides his header just the wrong side of the post from close range.
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      McNair steams forward on the breakaway for United down the right-hand side but he fails to pick out a man in a red shirt with his cross. That was a great run forward from the youngster.
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      Long tries to latch onto a Forster goal kick but Smalling beats him in the air and clears the danger for United. The Southampton striker complains to the referee as he feels he should have been awarded a free kick there.
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      SI Oriol Romeu SO M. Fellaini
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      SI J. Ward-Prowse SO M. Fellaini
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      Koeman makes his second change of the game for Southampton this afternoon as he brings on Romeu in place of Clasie, who picked his passes well today but had started to tire.
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      Koeman makes his first change of the game for Southampton as he takes off Tadic, who was bright in the opening period but not so much in the second, and replaces him with Ward-Prowse.
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      Herrera drives United forward once again down the left flank but as he tries to play in Rooney with a low cross, Van Dijk reads the danger well and makes a good block for Southampton.
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      Romeu enters into the final third after a good run forward and tries to feed in Long with a clever through ball, but McNair anticipates the danger terrifically well and makes a crucial intervention.
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      Herrera stops Ward-Prowse in his tracks with a neat tackle in United's half and tries to set up a counter-attack by playing in Rooney, but the United skipper's reverse pass to the Spaniard gets blocked by Van Dijk.
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      Lingard picks up the ball just outside Southampton's box down the right flank but he fails to pick a team-mate out with his cross towards the penalty area. That pretty much sums up United's day so far.
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      Borthwick-Jackson picks up possession down the left and slips a quick through ball towards Mata, but the Spaniard gets thwarted in his tracks by the linesman's raised offside flag.
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      Fonte seizes possession in his own half and launches a long ball forward towards Long, who gets his body in the way of Smalling and wins a free kick off the United defender.
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      SI C. Austin SO M. Fellaini
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      Koeman makes his third and final change of the match for Southampton as he takes off Mane, who showed flashes of class today but ultimately couldn't sparkle, and replaces him with Austin late on.
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      Ward-Prowse bends in the resulting free kick towards Long, who fails to test De Gea between the sticks as he heads wide of the target. Southampton are pushing for the win here by throwing Austin up top with the Irishman.
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      Schneiderlin wins the ball off Ward-Prowse outside United's box and tries to slip in Herrera down the left-hand side, but he guides his pass too close to Soares who hacks the danger away for Southampton.
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      Romeu aims to loft a ball forward towards Long and Austin, but Herrera again gets his body in the way and cancels out a Southampton attack. The Spaniard has played well for the hosts this afternoon.
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      SI A. Januzaj SO M. Fellaini
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      Koeman makes his third and final change of the game for Southampton this afternoon as he takes off Borthwick-Jackson, who played a couple of good passes forward for the hosts today, and replaces him with Januzaj.
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      G C. Austin Assist M. Fellaini
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      Ward-Prowse grabs the assist for Austin's opener for Southampton. The Saints academy graduate bends in a delightful free kick and the former Queens Park Rangers striker does the rest from close range.
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      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL!! It's 0-1 to Southampton! It's a dream Saints debut for Austin as he finds himself in all sorts of space inside United's box, before he heads past De Gea to put the visitors in front.
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      De Gea punts a goal kick forward towards Southampton's penalty area but Wanyama heads away the danger for the visitors. United are pushing everybody forward in search of a late equaliser.
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      Rooney latches onto possession inside Southampton's penalty area but as he looks to pick out a team-mate with a low cross, Wanyama hacks away the danger late on for the visitors.
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      The fourth official on the touchline indicates that two minutes are being added on here at Old Trafford. United are pushing to break the deadlock as the half-time interval draws closer.
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      The fourth official on the touchline has indicated that five minutes are being added on here at Old Trafford. Are Southampton heading towards their second straight win at the Theatre of Dreams? Or will there be one last twist in the tale?

    Line Up

    Cédric Soares
    Oriol Romeu


    Andreas Pereira


    Ole Gunnar Solskjær
    Ralph Hasenhüttl



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 11 9
    Yellow Cards 0 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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