Time To End 14 Years Of Home Woes Against United !
Monday, 18th Sep 2017 10:12
You might not be able to remember the last time Saints beat Manchester United at home, that is because it was 14 years ago and now it's time to put that right.
Over the years at the Dell beating Manchester United was something the Saints supporters looked forward to doing on a fairly regular basis, indeed in our final six seasons at the old ground we won four of them including that infamous 3-1 win when United changed their shirts at half time and the game six months later when we won 6-3, a drubbing that most assume was the shirt changing fixture.
But since moving to St Mary's in 2001 wins over Manchester have been rarer than rocking horse manure, in fact since the move we have beaten the spawn of the devil only once on home turf, that win came 0n 31st August 2003 when an 88th minute James Beattie goal gave us a 1-0 win.
At St Mary's we have met them 9 times in the Premier League with only that single win plus 2 draws and 6 defeats, add to that 3 FA Cup games all ending in defeat and the overall record is 12 games played, 1 win, 2 draws and 9 defeats.
Ironically our record against them at Old Trafford in the same period is better than our home one, we have won twice and drawn a game, all in the last four seasons, meaning that since 2001 we have gained 7 points away but only 5 at St Mary's.
So it is about time that we beat United again on our own patch and what better time to do it than Saturday and in doing so dispel the doubters in our own crowd whilst moving up the table.
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