Casemiro red in entertaining Manchester United draw vs Southampton
Casemiro’s second red card of the Premier League season helped prod as engrossing a nil-nil as you’ll see as Manchester United drew Southampton at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Southampton took the 56-minute man advantage and pushed for a goal, leading to a more open game than anyone expected between a Saints team playing away to an 11-man Man Utd.
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It’s four-straight points for Saints, who were still buzzing after a 1-0 win over old nemesis Leicester City and now hold 22 points. That’s still in the Premier League cellar but also three points back of 15th with two matches ahead in the next 8 days.
Manchester United’s flickering and improbable hopes of a Premier League title run look extinguished with the surprise draw at Old Trafford. The Red Devils’ 50 points are 16 back of leaders Arsenal, and Tottenham’s 48 points are right behind them.
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Gavin Bazunu and David De Gea: The keepers made four saves each and were both blessed by their goal posts, too; De Gea’s stunning close-range stop of Theo Walcott early was huge.
Jadon Sancho: Fired forward to provide plenty of danger, oozing class in open field when he could find it, but his nine recoveries showed a buy-in that some have doubted at times.
Kyle Walker-Peters: Struck the woodwork and also owned the right side of the pitch as Marcus Rashford struggled to make waves.
Armel Bella-Kotchap: Would’ve been a crime if VAR had awarded a penalty against the prone back for handball in general, but even moreso considering his immense day in front of Bazunu. Five clearances, nine recoveries, and a pair of created chances.
Man United’s off to Betis on Thursday with a 4-1 first leg advantage in the Europa League Round of 16, then will host Fulham on Sunday in the FA Cup quarterfinals.
Saints are right back at it Wednesday with a visit from Brentford before Tottenham comes to town on Sunday.
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How to watch Manchester United vs Southampton live, stream link and start time
Kick off: 10am ET, Sunday
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Key storylines & star players
Manchester United got a brilliant bounce back from Bruno Fernandes, who had a goal and an assist against Betis. Fernandes does not fancy coming out of the lineup and will like his chances of cutting open Southampton’s back line.
Saints’ Carlos Alcaraz showed the club exactly what it wants from its attackers with his goal against Leicester, but the minor injury he suffered celebrating was not ideal. Saints will hope he’s ready to go versus Man United, who will perhaps be struggling for energy after a snowy, cold beatdown of Betis.
Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options
OUT: Christian Eriksen (ankle), Donny van de Beek (knee), Mason Greenwood (suspension – MORE), Anthony Martial (hip), Marcel Sabitzer (knock)
Presenting today’s United line-up 🔴 #MUFC || #MUNSOU
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 12, 2023
Southampton team news, injuries, lineup options
OUT: Valentino Livramento (knee), Juan Larios (adductor)
Lining up at Old Trafford 😇
Today's #SaintsFC team for the clash with #MUFC: pic.twitter.com/1hVM5z5bgQ
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) March 12, 2023
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