SOUTHAMPTON, – Manchester United (MU) climbed to third in the Premier League standings after defeating Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s Stadium, Monday or Tuesday (12/09/2014) early morning hrs.
Manchester United finished third with 28 points tally of 15 matches, lost five points from Manchester City in the second position. Meanwhile, Southampton dropped to fifth with 26 points tally.
Both teams played a slow tempo since the early minutes of the match. Southampton look more try pressing MU with several attacks from the right wing MU defense.
However, MU capable ahead when the game entered the 12th minute thanks to goals from Robin van Persie. These goals came from mistakes defender Southampton, Fonte, while providing a backpass to goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Van Persie then quickly stole the ball. Calmly, the Dutch bomber struck the ball into the left corner of Southampton to put his side ahead.
Disadvantaged, Southampton tried to retaliate. Throughout the first half, Ronald Koeman‘s squad was able to suppress because the coordination of the players in the MU defense looks less good.
Their efforts finally paid off in the 31st minute. Graziano Pelle successful are listed his name on the scoreboard to change the score to 1-1. The score lasted until halftime.
In the second half, Manchester United still have difficulty penetrating the defense meeting Southampton. Several attacks Wayne Rooney and his friends always can be easily broken by the defender Soton.
Meanwhile, the home team was able to create some chances for winning turn. Luckily for Manchester United, goalkeeper David De Gea was able to perform brilliantly to hold a number of shots of the opposing team.
In the 71st minute, Manchester United finally managed to get back into 2-1 thanks to goals from Van Persie’s second in this game. Goals are created Van Persie after receiving a free kick Rooney.
Back left, Southampton tried to retaliate. In the 77th minute, they almost equalized when Sadio Mane kick the ball can not be ignored by either by De Gea.
Keep trying to equalize, a number of opportunities Southampton can not be converted into goals. Score 2-1 to Manchester United was finally persisted until the referee blew the long whistle.
According to ESPN, throughout the match, Chelsea had the ball as much as 48 percent and created two chances out of three attempts. The home team releasing four accurate shots from 15 experiments.
The match between Southampton and Manchester United that can be listened to via the menu LiveScore Soccer Channel Kompas.com Mobile version or click this link.
Southampton: 23–Fraser Forster; 2–Nathaniel Clyne, 3–Maya Yoshida, 6–Jose Fonte, 21–Ryan Bertrand, 8–Steven Davis, 10–Sadio Mane, 12–Victor Wanyama, 7–Shane Long (24–Emmanuel Mayuka 79), 11–Dusan Tadic (42–Jake Hesketh 70), 19–Graziano Pelle
Manager: Ronald Koeman
Manchester United: 1–David De Gea; 5–Marcos Rojo, 12–Chris Smalling (6–Jonathan Evans 18), 33–Patrick McNair (21–Ander Herrera 40), 8–Juan Mata (24–Darren Fletcher 89), 16–Michael Carrick, 18–Ashley Young , 25–Antonio Valencia, 31–Marouane Fellaini, 10–Wayne Rooney, 20–Robin van Persie
Manager: Louis van Gaal