Man United makes history as they thump Southampton 9 – 0. Manchester 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.
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.
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.
The hosts brutally punished the Saints with goals from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay and Daniel James, as well as an Anthony Martial double and a Jan Bednarek own goal.
A miserable night for Bednarek – and his side – was complete when he was sent off for the foul leading to Fernandes’ converted 87th-minute penalty.
It’s all over and Manchester United have edged it at the death. Following the dismissal of Alexandre Jankewitz on 76 seconds, Southampton capitulated completely. They shipped nine goals and lost another player along the way in yet another top-flight game riddled with baffling, finicky VAR decisions.
Following a record-equalling win in which a teenager making his full Premier League debut was sent off within two minutes and several fine goals were scored, BT Sport, as is customary, are devoting almost all their post-match attention to various VAR decisions they believe are ruining their game.
“It’s a shame we have to talk about this again,” says Jake Humphrey, who is leading the post-match chat between himself, Glenn Hoddle and Rio Ferdinand, but apparently oblivious to the fact that he could talk about something – anything – else instead: Cavani’s fine header, McTominay’s wonderful long-range strike, the potentially devastating effect of his dismissal on Alex Jankewitz. But no, let’s obsess over VAR … again. Gah!
Source – The Guardian