Manchester United was held in an outrageous draw against Southampton FC, in Saint Mary’s Stadium on Sunday. The Red Devils enter this game with the only club to equally record the longest Premier League unbeaten run away from home of 27 games after coming from behind to draw against Southampton. The game started with Southampton making an immediate impact as James Ward Prowse free-kick only did well for goalkeeper David De Gea to save.
The hosts took the lead against the run of the after half an hour when Che Adams low drive only took a big deflection off the feet of Fred before diverting into the bottom right corner beating David De Gea. Bruno Fernandes appealed for a foul by Saints defender Jack Stephens during the build-up of the goal as the referee overturned the decision as Bruno was awarded a yellow card for his dissent. Southampton played well in the first half as United struggled to get going. The visitors were looking threatening at set-pieces and vicious counterattack.
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The second half started with Manchester United making quick runs and excessive creative passes with the likes of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes as they tried hard to equalise a goal for United. Later, United got their goal in the 55th minutes with Mason Greenwood scoring for the second successive match when Pogba made a lovely pass to Bruno and gave it back again with a cheeky pass to Greenwood as he fired low through the legs of Alex McCarthy after being fouled by Paul Pogba inside the area as fans erupted soon after the goal was scored.
In the 74th minute, there was a huge chance for Adam Armstrong as he was denied by David De Gea in a one-on-one attack as he made the important save to keep United in the game, leaving Armstrong wondering if he could have won the game for the Saints. Mason Greenwood’s header was only shy to go above the crossbar as both teams tried to win for their side but ended up converting none as it ended draw a piece 1-1 full time in St Mary’s Stadium. Southampton was equally happy with their overall performance leaving United frustrated as they look to find some answers in the next few games.
Southampton now takes a trip to St. James Park as they play Newcastle next week meanwhile Manchester United now have four points as they travel to Molineux to play against Wolverhampton next week.