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Saints earn a point against United

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sun 22 Aug 2PM | Attendance: 29,485
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SOU vs MUN
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SOU vs MUN As It Happened

Key moments

  • Southampton host Manchester United in the Premier League at 2pm BST
  • Saints were unchanged from opening day team, United with two changes
  • Hosts lead at the break as Ché Adams opens the scoring with a sweet strike on 30 minutes
  • United draw level on 54 minutes through Greenwood

REPORT: Saints earn a point against United

Click here for the match report from St Mary's, as Saints battle with United to earn a point

Welcome back, Saints fans! 👏

You were incredible all afternoon!

FULL-TIME: Saints 1-1 United

Saints more than worthy of a point at St Mary's today, on a day that could well have seen them grab all three. United were a threat all afternoon, but it was Saints who took the lead through a deflected Ché Adams strike on the half hour. United came out the blocks second half and soon got their reward with Mason Greenwood's equaliser. Both sides battled but it ended a point-a-piece.

+1’

Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)

Late booking for Saints

90’

Yellow Card for Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Pogba deservedly booked after a heavy challenge on Adams

90’

FIVE added minutes

Not finished yet here at St Mary's...

86’

Ward-Prowse's cross tests de Gea, who punches away

Good delivery from the skipper as we enter the final four minutes...

86’

Great pressing, Armstrong!

Saints win a corner late on thanks to their own hard work.

85’

Manchester United substitution: Jesse Lingard replaces Nemanja Matic

Final United substitution 

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80’

Saints pressing again...

JWP with another searching cross aimed towards Adams. De Gea comes and claims but not before it goes out of play.

79’

Southampton substitution: Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Romain Perraud

Final Saints change of the afternoon.

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78’

Ward-Prowse free-kick tests De Gea

The crowd waited in anticipation as Ward-Prowse stepped over the ball, but it was an easy parry by de Gea.

76’

Yellow Card for Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

Maguire booked for a thunderous challenge on Adams as Saints turn up the heat here...

75’

Manchester United substitution: Scott McTominay replaces Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos

Another United substitute...

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75’

Another HUGE chance!

Adams glances Ward-Prowse's corner towards the back post where Armstrong is waiting, but the Saints forward can't direct his header towards goal.

73’

WHAT A CHANCE!

Great pressing by Ward-Prowse, who feeds Armstrong one-on-one, forcing de Gea into a point-blank save!

20 minutes to go...

Keep pushing, Saints!

69’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Moussa Djenepo

A second Saints substitution of the afternoon as Diallo enters the fray. 

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68’

GREAT HEADER, ORI! 👏

Romeu is first up to clear the danger.

68’

Fernandes wins a free-kick in a dangerous spot

Djenepo fouls as United press...

65’

There's a scramble in the Saints box...

The referee awards Saints a free-kick/goal kick - one of the two - as United's deep crosses threaten again

63’

Greenwood headers over

United break fast; Sancho laying the ball off to Fred, who looks for Greenwood. The youngster only able to header over.

60’

Adams is down off the ball...

Ché receiving treatment at the moment.

59’

Pogba drags his shot wide

Tricky player from the United midfielder to get into the box, before he pulls his effort wide.

57’

Manchester United substitution: Jadon Sancho replaces Anthony Martial

First change of the afternoon for United.

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United level

Fernandes and Pogba combine, before the ball finds Greenwood who squeezes his shot under McCarthy.

54’

GOAL

Mason Greenwood (54’) | 1 1

53’

Djenepo takes a knock

The Saints number 19 goes down off the ball, but after some quick treatment he's back on the pitch.

52’

Tino takes aim but misses the target

Adams finds space on the edge of the box, before laying the ball off to Livramento who fires his first-timed shot over.

51’

Yellow Card for Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)

After a tussle with Fred, Moussa is the first player of the afternoon to go into the book.

49’

ALMOST! Good play, Arma! 👏

Perraud takes a quick throw into the path of Armstrong, who whips a low cross towards goal with Adams looming. De Gea does well to claim.

47’

United have come out the blocks here

Pogba's volley hits Salisu's chest and goes behind for their second corner of the half already. It was definitely his chest despite the United protests....

Back under way

Let's go, Saints!

HT

Southampton substitution: Jan Bednarek replaces Theo Walcott

Swap for Saints at the break.

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HT

Saints are back out...

There's also a change at the break 🤔

HALF-TIME: Saints 1-0 Man United

Ahead at the break! United have threatened during the first half, but Saints have also looked lively and are well worth their goal which came in the 29th minute. Ché Adams just inside the penalty area taking aim before finding the bottom corner (via a deflection) to send St Mary's into celebrations we have so dearly missed. Big 45 to go here...

44’

Matic's header forces McCarthy save

Great hands from McCarthy to hold onto Matic's glancing header.

43’

Great block by Stephens in the wall! ❌

The Saints centre back does his bit./

42’

United with a free-kick on the edge of the area

Bruno Fernandes steps over it

40’

TINO, TINO, TINO! 

What a run by the youngster which started deep inside his own half, who produces a cross which narrowly misses Armstrong in the box. He's only 18 you know?

39’

Greenwoods wins United a corner after a tussle

Djenepo and Greenwood clash in the corner, with the former adjudged to getting the last touch.

38’

Greenwood hits an air-kick

United break down the left, a long ball from Fernandes looking for the youngster on the opposite flank whose volley is miscued. 

37’

Great work, Romain! 👏

Perraud wins a corner superbly well as Saints' pressure continues...

Oh how we've missed this feeling! 🥳

Adams sends St Mary's into orbit!

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

ST MARY'S ERUPTS!!!!

Ché takes aim, before his shot finds it's way past de Gea! GET IN!

29’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (29’) | 1 0

27’

ARMSTRONG JUST OVER! 😱

Nice try from our number nine, who fires just over from outside the penalty area.

25’

Perraud wins a free-kick after superb closing down

Chance for Ward-Prowse to whip a ball in here...

Saints battling hard ⚔️

United have plenty of quality on the break, but Saints are holding their own as it stands. KEEP IT UP!

22’

The referee stops play with Greenwood down

Saints will feel unfortunate there with the hosts having the ball and the United player looking to be fine.

19’

Martial offside as United break

A quick break by the visitors halted by the linesman's flag against Martial.

12’

Pogba headers over

Another chance for the Frenchman who headers over following a left-sided free-kick.

11’

Pogba goes close at the back post

A deep corner finds the Frenchman who fires towards goal before McCarthy turns it behind

Great work, Sali! 👊

It remains 0-0 thanks to the efforts of Salisu!

7’

Maguire hits the bar, Martial can't turn it in...

Salisu in the right place, right time to clear two United efforts off the line

4’

Lively run from Theo 🏃‍♂️

Walcott bursts down the right flank, before producing a low cross which deflects into De Gea's arms.

2’

Well in, Arma! 👏

Great closing down from Adam Armstrong forces a corner for Saints!

1’

JWP looks to catch De Gea out 😧

An early quick free-kick from the skipper forces a low save from the United keeper.

0’

We're under way!

Football at St Mary's is back! COME ON YOU SAINTS!

Almost time... ⌚️

Here we go, Saints fans!

13.54

Warm ups under way ⌛️

20 minutes to go...

13.41

Can you spot yourselves? 🔍

Who's joining us for a homecoming?

13.29
VOTE NOW
Happy with the team news?

Happy with the team news?

The results so far:

  • Of course! Let's do this!
    10%
  • It's decent, needs a change or two...
    38%
  • Need to make use of our substitutes
    52%

Manchester United team news:

Starting XI: De Gea, Shaw, Lindelöf, Maguire (C), Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Matic, Martial, Greenwood


SUBS: Heaton, Mata, Lingard, Varane, Dalot, James, Sancho, van de Beek, McTominay

13.02

SAINTS TEAM NEWS: Unchanged ❌

Starting XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Stephens, Salisu, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (C), Djenepo, Walcott, Adams, A. Armstrong


Subs: Fraser, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Valery, Diallo, Redmond, Elyounoussi, Tella, Long.

13.00

10 MINUTES till team news 📰

Who gets in your team, Saints fans?

12.50

It's good to be back! 😎

12.46
VOTE NOW
How many changes would you make to the starting XI today?

How many changes would you make to the starting XI today?

The results so far:

  • None, same as Everton
    2%
  • Just the one
    10%
  • Two, let's swap things around
    28%
  • Three or more, time to switch things up
    60%

A word from the boss 🗣

Listen in as Ralph Hasenhüttl previews today's game.

11.02

The noise in the stadium when they are positive and they push you, this is definitely what can help you."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
on the returning fans
11.01

Homecoming prep 💪

A look at the last training session of the week as Saints prepare for their St Mary's return.

10.59

We're BACK! 😍

Today is the day! Premier League football in front of a full crowd at St Mary's Stadium is HERE! Saints host Manchester United at 2pm, looking for their first points of the season after opening day defeat. Manchester United will be looking to add to their 5-1 victory over Leeds United at Old Trafford on matchday one. 

10.57

SOU vs MUN Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
22
Mohammed Salisu
21
Valentino Livramento
5
Jack Stephens yellow card
15
Romain Perraud
replace Kyle Walker-Peters (79′)
32
Theo Walcott
replace Jan Bednarek (45′)
19
Moussa Djenepo yellow card
replace Ibrahima Diallo (70′)
6
Oriol Romeu
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
10
Che Adams
9
Adam Armstrong
7
Shane Long
11
Nathan Redmond
35
Jan Bednarek
44
Fraser Forster
23
Nathan Tella
43
Yan Valery
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
27
Ibrahima Diallo
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi

Manchester United

1
David de Gea (GK)
5
Harry Maguire (C) yellow card
23
Luke Shaw
2
Victor Lindelöf
29
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
6
Paul Pogba yellow card
17
Fred
replace Scott McTominay (76′)
11
Mason Greenwood goal
18
Bruno Fernandes yellow card
31
Nemanja Matic
replace Jesse Lingard (86′)
9
Anthony Martial
replace Jadon Sancho (59′)
21
Daniel James
39
Scott McTominay
14
Jesse Lingard
19
Raphaël Varane
8
Juan Mata
25
Jadon Sancho
22
Tom Heaton
34
Donny van de Beek
20
Diogo Dalot

SOU vs MUN Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Manchester United
  • Possession (%)
    36
    comparison angle
    64
  • Shots
    8
    comparison angle
    15
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    7
    comparison angle
    7
  • Passes Complete
    201
    comparison angle
    415

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
2
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
passes completed
Passes Completed
33
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
6
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
clearances
Clearances
5
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy