Preview - Southampton vs Man Utd 23 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 22, 2017, 10:18 PM

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Southampton vs Man Utd

Man Utd will miss the dynamism of Paul Pogba as they aim to continue their fine start to the season. Romelu Lukaku has also enjoyed an explosive start and is now in need of another goal to equal Louis Saha's record for most goals scored after six EPL appearances for United. Southampton grinded a 1-0 close win at winless Crystal Palace last Saturday, and would be advised to be wary of United's attack, which has chalked up three 4-0 wins this season. They are also proving to be late goal specialists, which is a trait of theirs in the Sir Alex Ferguson era. Even better, under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho, as many as eight different players have found the net for United.

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Match Stats:

  • Southampton 0-1 Man Utd
  • Shots: 14-9
  • Possession: 61%-39%
  • Corner kicks: 8-4


Romelu Lukaku equalled a Manchester United Premier League record with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Southampton.

The striker's close-range finish on 20 minutes means no player has scored more goals in their first six appearances for the club than Lukaku's six, level with Louis Saha.

Man Utd nearly had a second before the break but Marcus Rashford's 25-yard free-kick flew narrowly wide of Fraser Forster's post.

Southampton could not find an equaliser despite an improved second half, with Oriol Romeu's dragged effort the closest Mauricio Pellegrino's side came.

United are still unbeaten but are behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference. Saints drop to 11th.

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