Manchester United equalled the Premier League report by placing 9 objectives previous nine-man Southampton – the second time Saints have misplaced 9-0 in as many seasons.
A pink card for Saints’ Alexandre Jankewitz after solely two minutes triggered a whole collapse for the guests, who have been on the tip of the identical scoreline in opposition to Leicester Metropolis in October 2019.
It is just the third time a staff has misplaced 9-0 within the Premier League, with United additionally beating Ipswich City by that margin in 1995.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka opened the scoring along with his first objective at Outdated Trafford. Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani additionally discovered the online both facet of a Jan Bednarek personal objective earlier than the break.
After a reasonably drab begin to the second half, United reduce unfastened, scoring 5 instances within the ultimate 21 minutes.
Anthony Martial ended an eight-match objective drought earlier than Scott McTominay drove dwelling from the sting of the realm.
Then, after Bednarek turned the second Saints participant to be despatched off – bringing down Martial to permit Bruno Fernandes the prospect to attain from the penalty spot – the French ahead netted his second, earlier than Dan James wrapped up the scoring in stoppage time.
It was a shocking ending as United nearly matched their membership report 10-0 victory in opposition to Anderlecht in 1956.
By the ultimate whistle, it had been forgotten that United had come into Tuesday’s sport on the again of detached type – only one win of their final 4 matches.
The huge influence on their objective distinction means it’s now bettered solely by league leaders Manchester Metropolis.
Martial needs to be notably happy along with his contribution, regardless that it didn’t match supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s four-goal salvo as a United substitute in an 8-1 win at Nottingham Forest in 1999.
At one level, it seemed as if that seven-goal margin of victory was the one United would emulate. However Martial’s Ninetieth-minute second – the primary time he has scored two in a sport all season – took the house facet past that, and James accomplished the rout within the third minute of damage time.
Rashford and McTominay each produced noteworthy strikes for a United facet that additionally had a penalty award overturned simply earlier than half-time.
Making a full Premier League debut needs to be a trigger for celebration in any younger participant’s profession. For Jankewitz, it was a catastrophic expertise.
His second-minute foul on McTominay was dedicated proper in entrance of Saints boss Ralph Hassenhuttl, who didn’t require the replays which made the problem look worse with each viewing.
Hassenhuttl may solely throw his arms up within the air in disbelief, understanding referee Mike Dean had no different apart from to indicate the 19-year-old Swiss midfielder a straight pink card.
The incident got here lower than every week after Jankewitz’s agent had began murmurings a couple of switch and this sorry episode is unlikely to persuade anybody the participant has a future at St Mary’s.
After that, it was only a query of how lengthy the guests may survive, which turned out to be not very lengthy, as Wan-Bissaka turned in Luke Shaw’s cross on the far put up from a place Jankewitz ought to have been defending.
With Bednarek among the many scorers after turning Rashford’s cross into his personal web for the third, and a kind of marginal video assistant referee offside choices that took away the objective Che Adams thought he had scored in the beginning of the second half, it actually was a kind of nights greatest erased from the reminiscence fully.
Sadly, that was not the tip of the distress.
Whereas Hassenhuttl can rightly level to Jankewitz’s dismissal as the important thing second, there will be no excusing the way in which the staff – although badly affected by accidents – had so completely collapsed by the tip.
Extra to observe.
- 1de Gea
- 5MaguireBooked at 52mins
- 23ShawSubstituted forvan de Beekat 45′minutesBooked at 53mins
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 10RashfordSubstituted forJamesat 60′minutes
- 7CavaniSubstituted forMartialat 45′minutes
- 34van de Beek
- 31RamsayBooked at 42mins
- 35BednarekBooked at 86mins
- 5StephensBooked at 45mins
- 12DjenepoSubstituted forTchaptchetat 78′minutes
- 64JankewitzBooked at 2mins
- 17ArmstrongBooked at 89mins
- 9IngsSubstituted forRedmondat 70′minutes
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Match ends, Manchester United 9, Southampton 0.
Second Half ends, Manchester United 9, Southampton 0.
Purpose! Manchester United 9, Southampton 0. Daniel James (Manchester United) proper footed shot from very shut vary to the centre of the objective. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a headed cross.
Try missed. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Mason Greenwood.
Offside, Manchester United. Scott McTominay tries a via ball, however Anthony Martial is caught offside.
Purpose! Manchester United 8, Southampton 0. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) proper footed shot from very shut vary to the underside left nook.
Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) is proven the yellow card.
Purpose! Manchester United 7, Southampton 0. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a proper footed shot to the centre of the objective.
Jan Bednarek (Southampton) is proven the pink card.
VAR Resolution: Card upgraded Jan Bednarek (Southampton).
VAR Resolution: Penalty Manchester United.
Penalty Manchester United. Anthony Martial attracts a foul within the penalty space.
Penalty conceded by Jan Bednarek (Southampton) after a foul within the penalty space.
Try saved. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) left footed shot from the suitable facet of the field is saved within the backside proper nook. Assisted by Victor Lindelöf.
Substitution, Southampton. Allan Tchaptchet replaces Moussa Djenepo.
Try missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) proper footed shot from the left facet of the field is excessive and extensive to the suitable. Assisted by Daniel James.
Foul by Fred (Manchester United).
Che Adams (Southampton) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try missed. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) proper footed shot from the left facet of the field is shut, however misses to the suitable. Assisted by Fred with a via ball.
Try missed. Che Adams (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the field is simply too excessive. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.