Manchester United shocked at Old Trafford as Southampton claim 1-0 win

Manchester United 0 - 1 Southampton

  • 69" Dusan Tadic

Ref: Phil Dowd
Attendance: 75,395

Old Trafford Interior

Manchester United slipped to a surprise 1-0 home defeat to Southampton today.

Manchester United went into today's game looking to close the gap on local rivals Manchester City after their draw with Everton on Saturday, and faced a tough home test against fourth placed Southampton.

United may have beaten the Saints just over a year ago, but couldn't repeat the trick as Ronald Koeman triumphed over his long standing rival Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils were sluggish and seemed to have no attacking gameplan throughout, and could have conceded inside the first 60 seconds as Nathaniel Clyne drove a shot across goal and just wide.

With Falcao not even in the squad, United struggled to make the most out of a number of crosses into the box, and were punished with the opening goal with just 20 minutes to play.

Neat work from Dusan Tadic on the edge of the box led to Graziano Pelle being played through on goal, and whilst the Italian hit the post, the ball cannoned straight back to Tadic, who gleefully tucked away the rebound.

United created a number of chances but couldn't hit the back of the net, with Juan Mata particularly culpable of wasting good goalscoring opportunities.

The Red Devils were left frustrated, but for Southampton, their fairytale season continues, and they jump above United into third place as Koeman's magic shows no sign of ending.

Statistics

Manchester United

Southampton

Possession

60.5%
39.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Chris Smalling
  • Daley Blind
  • Phil Jones
  • Juan Mata
  • Luke Shaw
  • Michael Carrick
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Ángel Di María
  • Robin van Persie

Substitutes

  • Jonny Evans
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Ander Herrera
  • Tyler Blackett
  • James Wilson
  • Patrick McNair
  • Víctor Valdés

Southampton

  • Fraser Forster
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jose Fonte
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Steven Davis
  • Eljero Elia
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes

  • Dusan Tadic
  • Florin Gardos
  • Lloyd Isgrove
  • Harrison Reed
  • Kelvin Davis
  • Matt Targett
  • Shane Long

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