Sep 23, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 31,930
Southampton
0-1
Man UtdManchester United

Long (37')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Lukaku (20')
Young (43'), Valencia (69'), Lukaku (82'), Herrera (88')

Result: Romelu Lukaku helps Manchester United see off Southampton

Romelu Lukaku's first-half goal helps Manchester United claim a narrow 1-0 victory against Southampton in Saturday's Premier League encounter at St Mary's Stadium.

Manchester United have claimed a narrow 1-0 victory against Southampton in Saturday's Premier League encounter at St Mary's Stadium.

Romelu Lukaku scores the opener during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester United on September 23, 2017© Offside

The visitors were quickest out of the starting blocks, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan picking up a loose ball outside the Saints box and rifling goalwards eight minutes in, but Fraser Forster was able to save.

Romelu Lukaku broke the deadlock in the 20th minute of the match as he fired home on the rebound after his initial header from Ashley Young's cross was kept out by Forster.

Marcus Rashford then curled a free kick inches wide from 25 yards out later in the half, but United did not add to their goal tally come the break.

Saints then came out fighting in the second period, with Oriol Romeu rifling wide from six yards in the 53rd minute under pressure from Phil Jones.

Marouane Fellaini and Mario Lemina in action during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester United on September 23, 2017© Offside

Forster then saved with his feet from Lukaku's low effort, before Marouane Fellaini cleared off the line from Romeu's header as Southampton went up the gears.

Substitute Ander Herrera fired over the Saints' bar while Romeu slid the ball just wide from an angle, with United forced to defend stoutly in injury time to hang on to all three points.

Mourinho was sent off by referee Craig Pawson deep in stoppage time for venturing onto the field of play, the Portuguese coach calmly shaking hands with the Saints coaches before heading down the tunnel.

The result maintains United's unbeaten start to their league campaign, although Manchester City's 5-0 win over Crystal Palace keeps the Red Devils off the top of the table in second place.

Share this article now:
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera in action during his side's FA Cup fifth round clash with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on February 19, 2017
Read Next:
Mourinho: 'Herrera omission tactical'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

FA Cup
Championship
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Challenge Cup
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27175551193256
3Liverpool27159361313054
4Chelsea27165649232653
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs27157552242852
6Arsenal27136851361545
7Burnley279992124-336
8Leicester CityLeicester2798103940-135
9Everton2797113246-1434
10Bournemouth2787123141-1031
11Watford2786133747-1030
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2779113446-1230
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132536-1128
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610112236-1428
15Crystal Palace2769122542-1727
16Swansea CitySwansea2776142037-1727
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2776142347-2427
18Southampton27511112840-1226
19Stoke CityStoke2767142753-2625
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27311132140-1920
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand