Premier League: Manchester United earns record victory, thrash Southampton 9-0

Premier League – Manchester United record victory over Southampton: The match Manchester United vs Southampton ended in a 9-0 win for Manchester United in the Premier League. United equalled the Premier League record by putting nine goals past nine-man Southampton – the second time Saints have lost 9-0 in as many seasons.There were 7 different goalscorers involved.

It is only the third time a team has lost 9-0 in the Premier League, with United also beating Ipswich Town by that margin in 1995.

Southampton receives first red

A red card for Saints’ Alexandre Jankewitz after only two minutes triggered a complete collapse for the visitors, who were on the end of the same scoreline against Leicester City in October 2019.

Manchester United’s 1st half goals

The two fullbacks combined to score the first goal for the Red Devils. Luke Shaw fired a cross from the left-wing as Aaron Wan-Bissaka met the cross in the back post to give the lead to Ole’s men in the 18th minute.

It just took 7 more minutes for the Red Devils to double their lead. Marcus Rashford was brilliantly picked out by Mason Greenwood near the penalty spot who then fired the shot past McCarthy to gain a 2-goals cushion in the 25th minute.

In an unfortunate series of events, Jan Bednarek stuck his leg out to clear Marcus Rashford’s cross but somehow managed to put it in his own net, giving the hosts a 3-goals lead. McCarthy could not move.

New signing Edinson Cavani headed the 4th goal from a delightful Luke Shaw cross at the 39th minute as the Red Devils continued to run riot in Southampton’s half.

Manchester United’s 2nd half goals

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer substituted winger Anthony Martial for Edinson Cavani at halftime and Dan James for Marcus Rashford in the 60th minute. It took Manchester United 14 minutes in the second half to increase their advantage to 5 goals.

Anthony Martial scored to put an end to his goal drought. The half-time substitute chests an amazing ball from Bruno Fernandes to move away from Jan Bednarek and then smashed the ball past McCarthy to mark Manchester United’s fifth goal in the 69th minute.

It took just 2 minutes more for Ole’s men to increase their lead to 6. Scott McTominay also got in in the party. McTominay simply pushed the ball into the net as McCarthy is helpless after parrying away Greenwood’s shot. The precision of the shot leaves the Saints’ goalkeeper no chance of keeping the ball out.

Southampton receives a second red

Jan Bednarek received a red card as things go from bad to worse for Southampton. After a lengthy check, including a look at the pitchside monitor, Mike Dean sends another Southampton player off for a rash challenge on Anthony Martial. Southampton goes down to 9-men in the 86th minute.

Southampton boss Hasenhuttl speaking to BBC Sport: “One man down after three minutes against this opponent – congratulations to Manchester United, they worked us off and did not stop scoring. The second red card is most disappointing – we don’t have any more players.

“We tried in the second half to keep a clean sheet as much as we could, but at nine men it was too easy for them to score.

“What can I say? It is horrible. But we stood up after the first 9-0 [against Leicester] and we have to do that again.”

United has now levelled with Manchester City on points table, having played 2 games more. United has 44 points in 22 games.

Southampton is in the 12th spot as they have 29 points from 21 matches.

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