Historic beating to hunt down the City

The Red Devils won with a double from Martial and goals from Wan-Bissaka, Rashford, Bednarek at own goal, Cavani, McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James.


The second minute of the game had not been reached and Manchester United already had it on a tray. Alex Jankewitz, who was playing his first game as a starter at Southampton, gave McTominay a kick at the knee that left no room for doubt: a direct red and an expulsion. In a heartbeat, the Red Devils had the game off level thanks to the fastest scorecard in Premier League history (79 seconds), beating Tim Flowers' previous record with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 (95 seconds) .

From this move on, it was all simple and easy for the Old Trafford team, which one after another culminated their attacks with success. The leading role in the first half fell mainly on the two full-backs, Shaw and Wan Bissaka, who participated in almost all the goals. In the first, pass from the first and goal from the second. In the third, Southampton's own goal after a Wan Bissaka cross. In the fourth, Cavani's goal after a Shaw cross. The plenary session was only broken in the second when Rashford and Greenwood combined. The break had not even been reached, and the VAR even re-refereed a penalty that Bruno Fernandes was about to shoot.

Solskjaer did not want to put on the handbrake in the second half despite the win. Although he removed Cavani and Shaw, he brought in Van de Beek and Martial. They did not stop the attacks, despite a goal disallowed at Southampton for offside. Then more locals arrived. First, Martial. Then McTominay. Later, Bruno Fernandes from a penalty, another, also reviewed by the VAR, which ended with the controversial expulsion of Bednarek after a foul on Martial. A while later, another from Martial, also passing Wan Bissaka. And finally Daniel James, on the last play of the match, with the assistance of Bruno.

A overwhelming 9-0, without response, identical to the one that Southampton received a little over a year ago against Leicester (0-9), at which point their reaction in the table began, but above all a 9-0 that allows the Red Devils to tie on points for the lead with City, despite having played two more games.

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