Southampton and United play out for goal-less draw

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Picture: John Sibley / Reuters.

SOUTHAMPTON- Man United’s lousy league form continued after a 0-0 against Southampton in their last away game of the season.

Southampton made eight changes to their starting lineup, while United made four. Axel Tuanzebe made his third start in a row and Romero replaced De Gea in goal.

In the fifth minute, Eric Bailly used his arm to control the ball and the Saints were awarded a penalty, but on the replay the action happened outside the box.

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Picture: John Peters / Getty Images.

Manolo Gabbiadini was unable to convert the penalty as Romero got a good hand to it to keep it 0-0. Southampton remained shut-out at home in over three hours of football.

A lacklustre first half saw the teams go into halftime with no goals.

Sergio Romero was in top form in the second half, making many saves to keep his team in the game. The Argentine keeper denied Tadic from scoring a free kick and denied Rodriguez also.

Anthony Martial hit the post after a great run and Juan Mata had a good opportunity go over the crossbar.

United’s injury worries got worse when Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata were both subbed off with suspected injuries.

The Red Devils are winless in their last five Premier League games and are now guaranteed a sixth place finish this season.

Southampton need a win on Sunday against Stoke to confirm an eighth place finish.


Southampton: (4-3-3) Forster; Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Targett; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Davis; Redmond, Tadic, Gabbiadini.

Manchester United: (4-2-3-1) Romero; Bailly, Smalling, Jones, Darmian; Tuanzebe, Fellaini; Mkhitaryan, Mata, Martial; Rooney.

Used Subs:

Southampton: Jay Rodriguez 62′, Jeremy Pied 69′, Sofiane Boufal 77′.

Manchester United: Michael Carrick 64′, Marcus Rashford 69′, Ander Herrera 75′.


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