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Southampton 1 v 1 Manchester United
Barclays Premier League
Sunday, 22nd August 2021 Kick-off 14:00
VillageSaint added 18:58 - Aug 22
Value for money performance. Only two who didn't perform up to scratch and outstanding performances from Livramento and Stephens

Peterx added 19:15 - Aug 22
First time we have seen a proactive Plan B and it earned us a point (Theo for Bednarek). Also the other two subs were more proactive from RH.

Real fighting performance across the team.

Very thankful that Cavani was not in the MU matchday squad.

Still not great defence at set pieces but we got away with it.

Our attack looked sharp with Che being my MOTM for his hold up play and general all round game.

Had a chance to win it but AA was to "safe" with his attempt. But very happy with the rest of his game.

I think RH was right to persist with Djenepo who is improving and could develop into a top player.

Tino Livramento is the transfer of the season so far.

PeterL22 added 20:30 - Aug 22
Great heart and fight by Saints. Both managers showed that they are struggling! OGS s rubbish and a poor team selection (thank you for starting Fred and leaving McTominey on the bench) and RH with bad starting selection and baffling half time substitutions and change of shape! Going to a back 5 was crazy - it brought pressure onto us and why did we need 3 centre backs against a team with no number 9. Livramento is a potential star and won't be here at the end of next season. Romeu was immense (as usual). Another game where (sadly) Theo didn't get fully involved ( I would have started Stewy Armstrong for his ability to go forward AND track back). I am generally a McCarthy fan, but thought he was at fault for goal - let it go through him. A good performance by Fraser at Newport could see him back as number one! Finally, another ref in love with Man Utd - similar challenges were penalised against Saints players whilst allowed when made by Man Utd players. By the way, I don't really like Man Utd's 7th choice shirts!!

NewburySaint added 21:05 - Aug 22
That was a proper team performance from 14 committed players-nobody can be singled out as MOM.

Well done Ralph too of course.

More of the same please!

sidsaint added 21:41 - Aug 22
Very pleasantly surprised. Well done boys and Ralph. Keep it up and we will be fine.

claus5 added 22:28 - Aug 22
What on god's earth were you watching PeterL22?

WestSussexSaint added 23:22 - Aug 22
Good team performance. Livramento looks the real deal.

KriSaint added 01:36 - Aug 23
Well performed, Saints. No saves from McCarthy and we get a 1-1 and could have scored 3. Bednarek on from the second half must mean that Ralph reads the comments in this forum about his lack of ability to adjust things in his team during a match.
Romeu is still not up to full fitness and still looks like half his best.
Livra, Stephens, JWP, Perraud, Adams and Salisu were our best players today.
Pogba, Fernandes and Maguire are and will always be irritating, little boys to play against.

SaintPaulVW added 08:57 - Aug 23
Good battling performance. Made world class players look ordinary with a side that cost less than a couple of their players. Wasn't too sure on the teamsheet when it was released, but they proved me wrong. Pro active changes by the manager that helped us get the point.

Subs all played a full part in getting the result. KWP as left back looked good.

It wasn't a foul on Fernandes, OGS is just trying to distract everyone.

Well deserved draw.


sandywelsh added 09:33 - Aug 23
A good point in the end but could have been 3 if McCarthy was not in goal. His reactions are fare to slow.
Fraser Forster must start against Newcastle. Livramento looks like he is going to be a great player.

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