Manchester United equalled the Premier
League record by putting nine goals past nine-man Southampton – the second time Saints have lost 9-0 in as many seasons.
A red card for Saints’ Alexandre Jankewitz
after only two minutes triggered a complete
collapse for the visitors, who were on the end of the same scoreline against Leicester City in October 2019.
It is only the third time a team has lost 9-0 in
the Premier League, with United also beating Ipswich Town by that margin in 1995.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka opened the scoring with
his first goal at Old Trafford. Marcus
Rashford and Edinson Cavani also found the
net either side of a Jan Bednarek own goal
before the break. After a fairly drab start to the second half, United cut loose, scoring five times in the final 21 minutes.
Anthony Martial ended an eight-match goal
drought before Scott McTominay drove homefrom the edge of the area. Then, after Bednarek became the second Saints player to be sent off – bringing down
Martial to allow Bruno Fernandes the chance to score from the penalty spot on 87 minutes the French forward netted his second, before Dan James wrapped up the scoring in stoppage time.
It was a stunning ending as United almost
matched their club record 10-0 victory over
Anderlecht in 1956.
In the other games, Arsenal lost to Wolves 2- 1 , Newcastle also lost 2-1 after scoring first and the same result surfaced in the battle of places in the bottom clubs and Sheffield United edged Westbrom Wich Albion.
Today we also have games in the English Premier League;
- Manchester City Vs Burnely (9pm EAT)
- Liverpool FC Vs Brighton Hove & Albion (11pm EAT)