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# Group P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Manchester City
38
32
4
2
79
100
02 Manchester United
38
25
6
7
40
81
03 Tottenham Hotspur
38
23
8
7
38
77
04 Liverpool
38
21
12
5
46
75
05 Chelsea
38
21
7
10
24
70
# Group P   W   D   L GD Pts
18 Swansea City
38
8
9
21
-28
33
19 Stoke City
38
7
12
19
-33
33
20 West Bromwich Albion
38
6
13
19
-25
31
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Toothless Man Utd Drop To Third

English Premier League Report: Manchester United v Southampton 30 December 2017

By SL International - Dec 30, 2017 09:28 PM

English Premier League

Result: Manchester United 0-0 Southampton

Date: 30 December 2017

Venue: Old Trafford

Manchester United will head into the new year third in the Premier League behind Manchester City and Chelsea after a dismal 0-0 draw with Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku spurned a fantastic opportunity to put the Red Devils in front after three minutes. He met Juan Mata’s cross from the right with his head, but fired just over the bar.

Another three minutes later, David de Gea made a good diving save to keep out James Ward-Prowse’s low left-footed shot from inside the box. Sofiane Boufal was there on the rebound, but was flagged offside.

José Mourinho suffered a blow when Lukaku clashed heads with Wesley Hoedt and had to be stretchered off 13 minutes in after a lengthy delay. The Portuguese brought Marcus Rashford on in his place.

Southampton did not give the Red Devils an easy ride in the early stages, but Alex McCarthy had to be alert to keep the scores level after 26 minutes, sticking out a leg to deny a Juan Mata strike.

United were unfortunate not to win a penalty shortly after the half-hour mark as their handball shout against Maya Yoshida was turned down. The defender was attempting to halt Jesse Lingard in the box when he dangerously stuck out an arm and made contact with the ball, but referee Craig Pawson was unmoved.

The hosts appeared rattled, and in the 50th minute, de Gea had to make a trademark wonder save to deny Shane Long. The striker got ahead of Nemanja Matić to meet Ward-Prowse’s low cross, but the Spanish keeper showed lightning quick reflexes to tip his shot over the bar.

United’s frustration was evident, with Mourinho engaging in heated discussions with fourth official Bobby Madley. Ashley Young was lucky to escape punishment for an elbow on Dušan Tadić.

United thought they had broken the deadlock in the 81st minute, when Paul Pogba tapped in at the far post after a scramble in the box following a free-kick. However, an offside flag against the Frenchman ruined the moment. Had he not touched the ball, Anthony Martial’s effort may well have trickled into the net.

That calamitous moment spared Southampton a much-needed point as they moved two clear of the relegation zone. Meanwhile, United ended a mixed 2017 on a disastrous low.


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Bonginkosibejan Joined: 31 Dec 2017
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Bonginkosibejan Dec 31, 2017 12:57 PM
Man utd is no longer the same ..big team with no wingers
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Blaq T Joined: 16 Apr 2017
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Blaq T Dec 31, 2017 11:23 AM
Mou should just take a break from coaching.. Things are really no going well for him.. ..just a one or two year break..
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Blaq T Dec 31, 2017 11:23 AM
Mou should just take a break from coaching.. Things are really no going well for him.. ..just a one or two year break..
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jazzman89 Dec 31, 2017 09:49 AM
Mxm. .this Lig has been wrapped up by the Citizens..the Gap is just too much already
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S@ Velley thabane Dec 31, 2017 08:52 AM
@a drw......man c a trvelln
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sasuke Dec 31, 2017 08:08 AM
They are on the way to be like Arsenal and Liverpool because now is the time for the Citizens to rule
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Mbobo vuleka Dec 31, 2017 07:49 AM
Its a xem on Jose...that first line up is the combination he was suppose to use in the past few games..3 games 3 points..3rd on the log...mxm
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KHOSIVICHI Dec 31, 2017 07:41 AM
ManDrawster United
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Tyrone 79 Dec 31, 2017 07:27 AM
Football will humble YOU same what's up group with Kaizer Chiefs
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cowpule Dec 31, 2017 06:15 AM
Where's profanity wena cowditor when I call a player who's underperforming a cow?
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clemz7 Dec 31, 2017 12:58 AM
It's tough
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blackmeteor Dec 31, 2017 12:00 AM
@Golden Boots The Special Child always has an excuse........
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Golden Boots Dec 30, 2017 11:25 PM
And I'm sure Moo has a valid excuse for all this bull these cows play under him!
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Chicharito07 Dec 30, 2017 11:24 PM
Mou must just go to PSG before he cause more than enough troubles at our favourite team
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Mtwesi Dec 30, 2017 11:06 PM
Kikikikikikiki Mr editor? Toothless Manchester drop points at home to third position. You the king Mr editor coz many of us lose points through man U this Saturday 30 DEC 2017, they are toothless . they are stokoloko inja engenamazinyo kikikikikikikiki . away I had a great day on this day. I'm the happy man ,sorry if I made you wrong people. I'm so so sorry .
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Khosi-City Dec 30, 2017 10:50 PM
Lol
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Pholish Moyana Dec 30, 2017 10:46 PM
So this is it
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connaissance09 Dec 30, 2017 10:45 PM
It kooks like pep had some challenges in bundesliga than he has EPL
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Dec 30, 2017 10:17 PM
Moo-rinho must futseek ....tjeeeeeer what a useless ,tactics-less ,bunch of k@@k coach ...nxaaa I hate him since 22:16 pm 30 December 2017
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MALOSE Dec 30, 2017 10:10 PM
Rashford didnt play well at all ,his 1 for the future but at d moment he still needs time to polish his final touch ,maybe mou needs to dig deep wen going to the market just.

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