Cristiano Ronaldo goal drought continues in draw vs. Saints

In a match it was anticipated to win, Manchester United was thwarted once more, settling for one more 1-1 draw that merely serves to drag it stage with West Ham for fourth place within the English Premier League, which can include a berth within the UEFA Champions League at season’s finish.

It was a well-known story for Man United: After a robust begin throughout which it took the lead by Jadon Sancho’s first Premier League aim at Previous Trafford, the Pink Devils allowed its opponent again into the match.

An knowledgeable end by ahead Che Adams a couple of minutes after the halftime break introduced Southampton stage and it was a deserved equalizer for the guests, who created a number of seems at aim all through the match.

Exhausting-working Southampton (tenth, 29 factors) is in a tremendous run of kind with the draw at Previous Trafford following a win at Tottenham Hotspur and a house draw in opposition to Man Metropolis. The Saints have solely skilled one loss of their final 10 matches and are among the many prime 10 groups within the Premier League with a match in opposition to Everton developing on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Manchester United (fifth, 40 factors) will look to take out the frustrations of two 1-1 attracts in opposition to last-place Burnley and Southampton when the Pink Devils host Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

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Manchester United vs. Southampton remaining rating

  1H 2H Remaining
Man United 1 0 1
Southampton 0 1 1

MUN — Jadon Sancho (Rashford, Fernandes) — twenty second min.
SOU — Che Adams (Elyounoussi) — forty eighth min.

(All occasions Jap)

Remaining: Manchester United 1, Southampton 1

92nd min.: What a save by Southampton ‘keeper Fraser Forster, scooping a Harry Maguire set-piece header off the road. That save may imply the draw for Southampton.

ninetieth min.: 5 minutes of stoppage time.

89th min.: It is a nervy and contentious ending to this one. Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard each go within the books. In between these cautions Armando Broja almost created an opportunity singlehandedly, however Harry Maguire made a last-ditch restoration within the field.

82nd min.: SUB — Manchester United brings on Jesse Lingard for Marcus Rashford. Elanga joins Ronaldo excessive, whereas Lingard is lining up large.

seventy fifth min.: SUB — Anthony Elanga on for Scott McTominay. Man United goes for it. Central midfield will now be made up of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. Marcus Rashford joins Cristiano Ronaldo at middle ahead.

72nd min.: One other Man United aim scratched for offside. The replays point out its fairly clear that Ronaldo was offside on the Jadon Sancho flick header.

71st min.: SUB — Tino Livramento is available in for Mohamed Elyounoussi, who was working from a extra central place within the second half. Livramento will play proper again whereas Walker-Peters strikes as much as proper wing.

69th min.: Southampton with two consecutive harmful seems. First it was Stuart Armstrong who fired excessive, and that was adopted by Armando Broja who could not chip an onrushing David De Gea.

61st min.: Man United has responded. Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Dalot fireplace back-to-back photographs on aim, however Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster stops each.

57th min.: Likelihood for United. On a set piece delivered into the field, Harry Maguire will get a shot off and Southampton ‘keeper Fraser Forster kicks it away on the road.

54th min.: Man United is being examined now. De Gea has to push away an Armando Broja blast, leading to back-to-back Southampton corners. Man United survives unscathed.

forty eighth min.: Right here we go once more! Purpose Southampton. Mohamed Elyounoussi fed Che Adams on the sting of the offside lure and he slots it previous goalkeeper David De Gea off the far proper put up. It is 1-1. 

forty sixth min.: Second half is underway. Southampton subbed out Jan Bednarek (thigh) at proper middle again and replaces him with Jack Stephens.

Halftime: Manchester United 1, Southampton 0

Halftime: It has been a typical Manchester United efficiency to this point with a optimistic begin and a primary aim, however Southampton got here on sturdy because the half progressed. The Pink Devils clearly want extra targets to keep away from drama within the second half. We’ll see if Man United have the fortitude to carry sturdy. In latest matches Ralf Rangnick’s males have not confirmed they reply effectively to adversity.

forty sixth min.: A large-open Paul Pogba slots it house on a feed from Cristiano Ronaldo, however Ronaldo was clearly offside initially of the play and the flag ultimately comes up. Purpose disallowed.

forty first min.: It has been all Southampton of late. Minutes after a Kyle Walker-Peters ball crossed the face of the aim, Stuart Armstrong will get a shot within the Man United field off a throw-in, however he cannot make good contact and Man United ‘keeper David De Gea holds on.

thirty fifth min.: Stuart Armstrong with a blast that finishes large for Southampton. It comes after a Saints transfer which concerned teammate and central midfielder Oriol Romeu, who’s now pushing larger up the sector as an alternative of dropping again between the middle backs.

thirty second min.: YELLOW card for Scott McTominay after a foul on Mohamed Elyounoussi, who wants therapy. Elyounoussi large left seems to be probably the most harmful of the Southampton gamers thus far. Armando Broja and Che Adams are ravenous for some service.

twenty eighth min.: Sancho and Rashford have now switched flanks for Man United. That was Sancho’s second league aim after scoring at Chelsea again on Nov. 28. When Southampton provides the ball away, Man United — particularly Sancho and Rashford — is at all times able to spring the breakaway.

twenty second min.: GOAL Man United. One other sensational Man United counter. A gorgeous Bruno Fernandes ball down the precise launches Marcus Rashford, who continued his run into the field and fed Sancho on the far put up for the straightforward end. There are extra targets on this one.

sixteenth min.: YELLOW card for Marcus Rashford for a tough, sliding sort out on Romain Perraud. The 2 are battling down the flank (Rashford is the precise winger thus far vs. Southampton’s left again).

tenth min.: After an opportunity for Southampton (Che Adams could not get his header across the ball), Man United goes on the counter however Jadon Sancho would not feed Ronaldo and the Portuguese star didn’t recognize it as the prospect is wasted. Energetic begin by each side at Previous Trafford.

seventh min.: Ronaldo probability! Sancho sends him by and Ronaldo beat the ‘keeper, however he was informal along with his shot on aim and Southampton’s Romain Perraud and Mohammed Salisu clear off the road. The Ronaldo aim drought continues.

1st min.: We’re off at Previous Trafford and it is Southampton kicking off the match.

6:44 a.m.: This is the explanation for Edinson Cavani’s absence with Cristiano Ronaldo taking his place within the beginning lineup:

Manchester United vs. Southampton lineups

Ralf Rangnick makes one change within the beginning lineup that confronted Burnley with Cristiano Ronaldo getting the beginning over Edinson Cavani (groin) at middle ahead. Fred is unavailable after a optimistic COVID take a look at, and Eric Bailly (ankle) and Nemanja Matic (shin) are out injured. Alex Telles continues to be not prepared to start out after a bout with COVID-19, however he’s out there off the bench.

Manchester United beginning lineup (4-2-3-1, left to proper): 1-David De Gea (GK) — 23-Luke Shaw, 5-Harry Maguire (captain), 19-Raphael Varane, 20-Diogo Dalot — 39-Scott McTominay, 6-Paul Pogba — 25-Jadon Sancho, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 10-Marcus Rashford — 7-Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United subs (9): 26-Dean Henderson (GK), 2-Victor Lindelof, 27-Alex Telles, 29-Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 4-Phil Jones, 14-Jesse Lingard, 46-Hannibal Mejbri, 8-Juan Mata, 36-Anthony Elanga

No beginning lineup tweaks are essential for Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, who brings again the identical XI that helped it to a 3-2 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. Tino Livramento is out there on the bench after a latest knee problem. The appropriate again has not featured within the final six matches.

Southampton beginning lineup (4-4-2, left to proper): 44-Fraser Forster (GK) — 15-Romain Perraud, 22-Mohammed Salisu, 35-Jan Bednarek, 2-Kyle Walker-Peters — 24-Mohamed Elyounoussi, 6-Oriol Romeu, 8-James Ward-Prowse (captain), 17-Stuart Armstrong — 10-Che Adams, 18-Armando Broja

Southampton subs (9): 13-Willy Caballero (GK), 21-Tino Livramento, 43-Yan Valery, 5-Jack Stephens, 19-Moussa Djenepo, 20-Will Smallbone, 27-Ibrahima Diallo, 7-Shane Lengthy, 9-Adam Armstrong

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The right way to watch Manchester United vs. Southampton

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 12
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. ET
  • USA & Canada TV channel: None
  • USA streaming: Peacock
  • Canada streaming: DAZN

Saturday morning’s match is completely out there on NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock, in the US.

The Premier League in Canada is out there completely dwell and on demand by way of DAZN.

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Manchester United vs. Southampton betting odds

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

  • Moneyline: Man United -180/Draw +330/Southampton +500
  • Unfold: Man United -0.5 (-175)/Southampton +0.5 (+155)
  • O/U 2.5 whole targets: Over -180/Underneath +145
  • Each groups to attain: Sure -160/No +125


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