Manchester Utd vs Southampton Premier League LIVE Football Score 22 Aug 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Southampton is going head to head with Manchester United starting on 22 Aug 2021 at 13:00 UTC at St. Mary’s Stadium stadium, Southampton city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
The 2020–21 Premier League football match between Manchester United and Southampton was played at Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, on 2 February 2021. The match finished 9–0 to Manchester United, equalling the record winning margin in a Premier League match, shared with their own 9–0 win at home to Ipswich Town in March 1995 and Leicester City’s 9–0 away win over Southampton in October 2019.[
Seven different players scored for United (excluding Jan Bednarek’s own goal), equalling the all-time Premier League record of most goalscorers for the same team in a single match, set when Chelsea beat Aston Villa 8–0 in December 2012.The match is the joint-seventh highest-scoring Premier League match in history.
Manchester United went into the match in second place in the 2020–21 Premier League table on 41 points, three behind rivals Manchester City, albeit having played 21 matches to City’s 20. They had lost just once in their last 16 matches, although they had also won only one of their last four; City had overtaken them at the top of the league with a 5–0 win over West Bromwich Albion on 26 January] and United’s defeat at home to last-placed Sheffield United the next day gave City a further advantage.[United then fell further behind on 30 January, as they could only manage a goalless draw away to rivals Arsenal while City beat Sheffield United 1–0 at home.
Meanwhile, Southampton went into the match in 11th place, though they had briefly led the Premier League in November,and were still as high as third in mid-December;a run of just one win in eight Premier League matches, including losing their last three, had seen them drop down the table. They had also scored just three goals in those eight matches, having managed 24 in the first 13 games of the season.
The sides had already met once that season, at Southampton’s home ground, St Mary’s Stadium, on 29 November 2020. Jan Bednarek opened the scoring midway through the first half with a header from a James Ward-Prowse corner, before Ward-Prowse himself scored from a direct free kick 10 minutes later. Bruno Fernandes pulled a goal back for Manchester United just under 15 minutes into the second half, turning home a right-wing cross from Edinson Cavani, who had come on at half-time, before providing the assist for Cavani to head in the equalising goal in the 74th minute. In the second minute of second-half stoppage time, Cavani scored the winner with another header, this time following a cross from the left wing by Marcus Rashford. It was the fourth time in the season that United had come from behind to win.
While Manchester United had a full squad available heading into the match, Southampton were missing several players through injury, including Ibrahima Diallo, Michael Obafemi, Oriol Romeu, Mohammed Salisu, Will Smallbone, Nathan Tella, Jannik Vestergaard, Theo Walcott and Kyle Walker-Peters. Southampton made four changes from their 1–0 loss to Aston Villa three days earlier; in the absence of central midfielders Diallo, Romeu and Smallbone, manager Ralph Hasenhüttl gave a full debut to Swiss 19-year-old Alex Jankewitz, who had come on as a late substitute Aston Villa. Right-back Walker-Peters had not played since Southampton’s 1–0 FA Cup
fourth round win over Arsenal and was deputised by Kayne Ramsay, as Yan Valery had been loaned to Birmingham City before the transfer deadline the previous day. Their other changes saw Moussa Djenepo and Ché Adams come in for Walcott and Nathan Redmond, who was on the bench. Southampton included youngster Will Ferry on the bench.] Manchester United’s only change to their starting line-up saw Mason Greenwood come in for Paul Pogba, while Brandon Williams, who had been a candidate to go out on loan during the transfer window, replaced Axel Tuanzebe on the bench.[