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9-0: Manchester United vs Southampton – All Goal Highlights | Video

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We present the highlights for Manchester United’s tremendous 9-0 victory against Southampton.

The match started with Wan-Bissaka’s exquisite goal and others follow duely of which martial had 2 goals.

Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty, there was an ‘OG’, Cavani scored one, James scored at 90+3 mins and others to make 9-0.

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Mixed reactions on Twitter after United mercilessly torture Southampton in 9-0 win.

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It took seconds for the first jibes to appear as the internet’s best and brightest lined up to take the mickey out of Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is literally Groundhog Day (check your calendar) and we have just witnessed Southampton lose 9-0 in a Premier League game. it is deja vu all over again…

This time, their tormentors were Manchester United and much like when Leicester subjected them to the same scoreline last season, social media greeted the news in typically understanding, respectful fashion.

Only joking.

It took seconds for the first jibes to appear as the internet’s best and brightest lined up to take the mickey out of Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side.

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Before we dive into all of that carnage, how about a few stats as a light starter?

United were in merciless form on Tuesday night | Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

One of the very best reactions came from the: ‘Has the 9-0 Been Mentioned’ Twitter account, set up in protest of pundits constantly referencing that Leicester defeat whenever they cover a Southampton game.

Of course, they quickly changed the name to the brilliant: ‘Have EITHER of the 9-0’s Been Mentioned.’

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Well, if you can’t laugh at yourself…

Southampton’s bitter rivals, Portsmouth, then got in on the act.

A few famous faced were involved as well…

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Even on one of the most historic nights in Premier League history some people could not help but notice how Mike Dean had managed to steal the show, taking an age to review the incident that led to the penalty for United’s eight goal.

Before we let Southampton fans begin their recoveries, we could not live with ourselves if we did not share some of these fire tweets with captured the mood of a momentous evening perfectly.

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Or, more accurately, just made us laugh.

We will see you next time the Saints treat us a nine goal thriller.

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Southampton finalizes late hour Takumi Minamino loan move.

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The move has also enabled Southampton to send Shane Long out on loan to Championship promotion hopefuls Bournemouth.

Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino has completed a sensational loan move to Southampton in the dying embers of January’s transfer deadline day.

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The Japan international has agreed to spend the remainder of the season on the south coast as he goes in search of more game time, having struggled to break into Jürgen Klopp’s plans this season.

The transfer window seemed to be drawing to a quiet close, before news broke of the Saints’ pursuit of the 26-year-old with fewer than two hours remaining to seal the deal.

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Having passed a last-minute medical, the 11th-hour loan move has been confirmed in a statement on Southampton’s website.

Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “I am very pleased to welcome Takumi to our squad for the rest of this season.

“He will help provide another good attacking option, and is importantly the right profile of player for us. This will give us some additional depth in our squad at an important time, and I am looking forward to beginning work with him on the training pitch.”

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Minamino – who only joined Liverpool from RB Salzburg a year ago – has featured 17 times in all competitions this season, but has struggled for starts behind the established front three of Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Takumi Minamino is on the move | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

However, he has still managed four goals and two assists, and his versatility means he will give the Saints an option out wide and in attacking midfield.

A lack of quality depth would have been a real concern for Hasenhuttl as his side attempt to mount a European challenge in the second half of the season.

The Irishman has never been a regular scorer at St Mary’s, but his hard work and willingness to run the channels had seen him in stay in favour over the past few seasons.

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Minamino is Southampton’s only arrival of the January window, while young defender Yan Valery was the second player to leave the club on deadline day.

He’s joined Birmingham City on loan, having been shut out of the first team picture by Kyle Walker-Peters.

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Southampton’s Minamino loan move from Liverpool ‘close deal’

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The 26-year-old has found minutes difficult to come by since arriving on Merseyside, but has managed to score four times in his limited appearances this season.

They have left it late, but Southampton are closing in on a deal that would bring Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino to St Mary’s on loan until the end of the season.

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The Saints also made an attempt to sign Neco Williams on a temporary basis earlier on in the day, only to be told no on the Wales international.

Minamino has jostled for minutes with the likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri behind the Reds’ established front three this season, but looks to have been squeezed out of the picture for the time being.

With Diogo Jota nearing a return, Minamino’s situation isn’t anticipated to improve, and while Liverpool weren’t actively looking to loan him out, they have not discouraged offers.

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The Athletic’s David Ornstein reports that Southampton have expressed an interest in the former RB Salzburg forward in the final hours of the window and are hopeful of getting the paperwork over the line in time to register him for the second half of the season.

Southampton are closing on Minamino | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Ornstein says the clubs are in ‘advanced talks’ and while the deal isn’t done yet, there is believed to be a growing excitement at Southampton about adding him to their attacking ranks.

The versatile Minamino has the ability to accompany Danny Ings up front while he can also feature in a wide midfield position, making him a potentially invaluable asset to Ralph Hasenhuttl, who wants to strengthen his forward options.

The 26-year-old has found minutes difficult to come by since arriving on Merseyside, but has managed to score four times in his limited appearances this season.

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He netted a brace against Lincoln City in the FA Cup, as well as goals against Arsenal and Crystal Palace, but those have been his only strikes in his 31 appearances since arriving from Salzburg.

A successful loan could see him return to Anfield a rejuvenated player, ready to either challenge for starts or move on for a substantial profit on the £7.5m they paid to sign him a year ago.

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Ole Solskjaer on refereeing error in Southampton, Sheffield clash.

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The teenager even added fuel to the clamour for a first-team debut when he made his bow for the Under-23 side over the weekend against Liverpool and scored twice.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken to the media ahead of this week’s Premier League clash with Southampton at Old Trafford, discussing among other things how the club was cost the recent game against Sheffield United by mistakes the referee has owned up to, changes to the Premier League squad and the latest on teenage starlet Amad Diallo.

The referee admits Harry Maguire did not foul Aaron Ramsdale | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Solskjaer has revealed the club has had word that the referee from last week’s shock home defeat to Sheffield United admitted making two incorrect decisions that helped cost his team the game.

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The Blades’ opening goal from Kean Bryan was allowed to stand even though Billy Sharp appeared to push United goalkeeper David de Gea as the ball came over.

To rub salt into that wound a few minutes later, a would be Anthony Martial equaliser was harshly ruled out after Harry Maguire was unfairly adjudged to have fouled visiting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in what seems like a fair challenge.

VAR didn’t intervene at the time, but referee Peter Bankes has concluded in hindsight that both calls were incorrect and should have been reversed.

“I’ve got the delegates’ report from the ref and the two decisions were wrong. They’ve admitted their goal should have been disallowed and our goal should have stood,” Solskjaer said.

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A victory in that game would have put United two points clear at the top as things currently stand, assuming the 0-0 with Arsenal would still have followed the same.

A foul on David de Gea was missed at the time | Pool/Getty Images

But it is too convenient an excuse to solely lean on. United may have initially been on the back foot because of bad officiating, yet they did get back on level terms, couldn’t find a breakthrough to go ahead and still proceeded to concede again courtesy of some utterly atrocious defending.

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Phil Jones added to Premier League squad
United are sending home-grown Teden Mengi on loan to Wayne Rooney’s Derby County for the rest of the season and will draft Phil Jones back into the Premier League squad for extra cover.

Mengi didn’t have to be named in the squad list because of his age so it isn’t a like for like swap in that sense, but the teenager was training with the first-team and so will be a body lost all the same.

Jones was left out of the 25-man selection at the start of the season and so obviously hasn’t played. In the meantime, the 28-year-old has been recovering from another injury.

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“Phil has been recovering from an injury, a knee operation he had, and he’s working hard to be available again. So, he will be included on the [Premier League] list. Hopefully he’ll get his fitness back sooner, rather than later, and be able to play,” Solskjaer explained.

Phil Jones has been added to Man Utd’s Premier League squad | Gareth Copley/Getty Images

There has been plenty of talk about new signing Amad Diallo following his high profile transfer from Atalanta. The teenager even added fuel to the clamour for a first-team debut when he made his bow for the Under-23 side over the weekend against Liverpool and scored twice.

The second of those goals was even an ice cold Panenka penalty.

Solskjaer had said more than once before that game that Diallo isn’t far away from featuring with the first-team but will still be given some time first. That stance hasn’t changed.

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“We’re going to give him the time to settle in, show his skills and adapt. “He can open up defences, and I don’t think it will be too long until he’s involved in a matchday squad,” Solskjaer said.

The Norwegian also reminded that Joe Hugill actually made more of an impact in the game, scoring four goals of his own in the 6-3 victory: “If we go from that game, I’d pick Joe Hugill: scored four goals, should have taken the penalty and got five instead of giving it to Amad!”

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Aston Villa shocks many after Southampton win

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Southampton were rocked by Villa’s opener, and failed to forge any sort of response before the referee blew the half-time whistle, bringing an exciting 45 minutes to a close.

Aston Villa recovered from their defeat to Burnley in midweek by beating Southampton 1-0 at St. Mary’s, with Ross Barkley making the difference for Dean Smith’s side.

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The Saints thought they’d won a penalty in the first half, when Stuart Armstrong’s shot cannoned off Matty Cash’s outstretched arm, but VAR unbelievably did not decide to intervene, and play continued.

Southampton continued to dominate the opening stages but couldn’t find a way through their opponents’ defence.

Villa striker Ollie Watkins came close on a couple of occasions for the visitors, and Jack Grealish began to cause plenty of problems down the left-hand side.

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And it was loanee Ross Barkley who broke the deadlock on 40 minutes, racing onto Grealish’s delicious floated cross and heading the ball back across the goalkeeper and into the net.

The second half was equally entertaining, as Southampton continued to push for an equaliser. Emi Martinez was called into some drastic action to keep out Che Adams, and Cash also threw himself into the line of fire to keep the forward at bay.

Nathan Redmond fired over the crossbar via a deflection from just inside the penalty area on 83 minutes to waste another wonderful opportunity.

Martinez made another great save to deny Jan Bednarek from the resulting corner, and Cash was on hand once again to stop Jack Stephens’ effort on the line.

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Southampton were awarded six minutes of stoppage time to try and find a way through Villa’s stubborn defence, and they thought they had finally beaten the Argentine shot-stopper in the 93rd minute.

Danny Ings bundled the ball over the line and wheeled away in celebration, but the goal was pulled back for an offside infringement in the buildup. It appeared to be another extremely harsh decision against the hosts, but the linesman’s call stood, and the visitors snatched all three points.

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Arsenal’s win at Southampton means alot to Bukayo Saka

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The goal put the game beyond Southampton’s reach but it was just the latest, decisive impact that Saka has had while operating down the right-hand side.

A month ago, Arsenal were being written off as relegation fodder, while Southampton were being tipped as unlikely top four contenders.

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It is testament to the fine job that Mikel Arteta has done in motivating his squad that when the two sides met in the Premier League on Tuesday night, the Gunners managed to secure a fairly straightforward win.

In the past, conceding in the opening three minutes might have been enough to down Arteta’s mentally fragile charges. However, on Tuesday this was not the case. Instead, the Gunners rallied brilliantly, eventually securing a 3-1 victory.

Bukayo Saka kneel-slides to jubilate. (Noble Reporters Media, Olamide)

The credit for such a result should not go to just one man – whether that be Arteta or a player – as collectively, the north Londoners were very strong. Despite this, someone who is worthy of extra special praise is Bukayo Saka.

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Deployed as a right forward, Saka once again impressed. Since being move to the opposite flank by Arteta five games ago, the Gunners form has improved dramatically. Prior to the switch, Arsenal had won just four of their opening 14 games.

Since swapping him, they are unbeaten, with Saka registering six direct goal involvements in as many games. His latest two contributions were very impressive as well. Just before half-time, Saka slipped free of Jake Vokins and raced onto Alexandre Lacazette’s through ball. Despite travelling at ridiculous pace, he showed the speed of thought to skip past the onrushing Alex McCarthy before firing the ball into the empty net.

After the break, he was at it again, this time returning the favour to Lacazette with a tremendous assist. Drifting free of his marker at the back post, Saka was found by Cedric Soares’ long ball. Without breaking stride, Saka latched onto it before putting an appetising ball across the box for Lacazette to bundle home.

Bukayo Saka celebrates in Style. (Noble Reporters Media, Olamide)

Of course, it would be overly simplistic to put Arsenal’s sudden upturn in fortunes down to the tweaking of one player’s role, but his success in the position does suggest that his long-term future could lie there.

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What were you doing at 19?
Previously this season, when deployed as a wing-back, there was a feeling that Saka could not influence things enough in the final third. There is little danger of that now and the England international’s efficient, yet attractive performances have played a significant role in transforming Arsenal stodgy, predictable approach play.

Considering he has only been able to legally buy a pint for just under 17 months, that is, quite frankly, ridiculous.

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Final score: Southampton 2-5 Tottenham

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SON HEUNG-MIN has given Tottenham a crucial win by banging in FOUR goals to see off Southampton.

Danny Ings gave the Saints the lead, but Son responded with a brilliant display as Harry Kane assisted every one of his goals.

And the England captain finally got on the scoresheet himself for the fifth, before Danny Ings grabbed a consolation with a controversial penalty.

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Match Events
0′ KICK-OFF! Who can win this match?

3′ OFFSIDE! Kane’s goal disallowed

10′ What a save from Lloris

15′ Handball early, Ings’ goal disallowed

27′ Lucas offside, Kane’s goal disallowed

32′ GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Tottenham (Ings)

44′ Yellow Card! Bertrand booked

47′ GOAL! Southampton 1-1 Tottenham (Son)

47′ GOAL! Southampton 1-2 Tottenham (Son)

64′ GOAL! Southampton 1-3 Tottenham (Son)

73′ GOAL! Southampton 1-4 Tottenham (Son)

82′ GOAL! Southampton 1-5 Tottenham (Kane)

90′ Penalty Goal! Southampton 2-5 Tottenham (Ings)

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Line-ups
Southampton XI: Bertrand, McCarthy, Romeu, Armstrong, Ings, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Bednarek, Adams, Walker-Peters, Djenepo

Subs: Shane Long, F. Forster, Vestergaard, Vokins, W. Smallbone, Obafemi, N. Tella

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Son, Lucas, Kane, Doherty, Hojbjerg, Ben Davies, Dier, Winks, Sanchez, Ndombele

Subs: Hart, Sissoko, Alderweireld, Lamela, Aurier, Bergwijn, Lo Celso


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Final score: Manchester United 2-2 Southampton

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Manchester United missed the chance to leapfrog Leicester and Chelsea into the top four after Southampton substitute Michael Obafemi scored a 96th-minute equaliser at Old Trafford.

2019/2020 Premier League
2-2

Rashford (20′)
Martial (23′)
Armstrong (12′)
Obafemi (90’+6′)


Match Events


10′ Martial misses a one-on-one chance

12′ GOAL! Man Utd 0-1 Southampton (Armstrong)

16′ OFFSIDE! Rashford’s goal disallowed

20′ GOAL! Man Utd 1-1 Southampton (Rashford)

23′ GOAL! Man Utd 2-1 Southampton (Martial)

28′ CLOSE! Pogba’s long shot parried away

49′ Redmond’s long shot wide out

56′ CLOSE! Rashford’s long shot inches wide

68′ CLOSE! Rashford misses a golden chance!

80′ Missed! Martial’s shot over the bar

86′ What a save from De Gea

96′ GOAL! Man Utd 2-2 Southampton (Obafemi)

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Line-ups


Man Utd XI: Matic, De Gea, Lindelof, Pogba, Maguire, Shaw, Martial, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Wan-Bissaka, Greenwood

Subs: Romero, Mata, Ighalo, Fred, Pereira, Bailly, Daniel James, McTominay, Brandon Williams

Southampton XI: Bertrand, McCarthy, Romeu, Armstrong, Ings, Redmond, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Bednarek, Adams, Walker-Peters

Subs: Shane Long, Vestergaard, Hojbjerg, Gunn, Danso, Vokins, W. Smallbone, Obafemi, W. Ferry.

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Manchester United VS Southampton starting Xi’s revealed

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The line-ups of Man Utd vs Southampton have been announced.

Man Utd XI: Matic, De Gea, Lindelof, Pogba, Maguire, Shaw, Martial, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Wan-Bissaka, Greenwood

Subs: Romero, Mata, Ighalo, Fred, Pereira, Bailly, Daniel James, McTominay, Brandon Williams

Southampton XI: Bertrand, McCarthy, Romeu, Armstrong, Ings, Redmond, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Bednarek, Adams, Walker-Peters

Subs: Shane Long, Vestergaard, Hojbjerg, Gunn, Danso, Vokins, W. Smallbone, Obafemi, W. Ferry.

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Devastating defeat, As Mancity drops 3 points against Southampton

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Game is over and the final score is Southampton 1-0 Man City. Here is the match report.

2019/2020 Premier League
1-0
Adams (16′)


Match Events

0′ Players are warming up before the game

0′ Players go down on their knees to support Black Lives Matter movement

16′ GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Man City (Adams)

23′ Jesus fires his shot into the sky

27′ Ings makes an important clearance

30′ POST! Fernandinho nearly score!

33′ Redmond’s shot flies into the sky

43′ De Bruyne is doing warm-up on the sidelines

50′ SAVE! Fine stop from McCarthy

53′ AGAIN! Silva strike stopped by McCarthy

59′ Subs! Foden & De Bruyne in,Mahrez & Sterling out

65′ CLOSE! Bernardo’s shot wide out

67′ Ederson makes an important clearance

75′ Ederson parries Armstrong’s shot!

84′ Laporte’s shot flies into the stands

93′ Bernardo’s shot too weakly

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Line-ups


Southampton XI: Bertrand, McCarthy, Romeu, Armstrong, Ings, Redmond, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Bednarek, Adams, Walker-Peters

Subs: Shane Long, Gunn, Danso, Vokins, W. Smallbone, Obafemi, W. Ferry, Djenepo, A. Jankewitz

Man City XI: David Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Sterling, Cancelo, Laporte, Ederson, Zinchenko, Bernardo, Jesus, Eric Garcia

Subs: Bravo, Otamendi, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Stones, Rodri, Foden, Harwood-Bellis, Doyle.

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Shoking: as southampton defeats chelsea 2-0

Chelsea 0-2 Southampton: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Lacklustre Blues Stunned by saint
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea were made to pay for another lacklustre home showing as Southampton coasted to a comfortable 2-0 win on Thursday.

Chelsea dominated possession in the first half but created very little, and it was Southampton who took the lead. Michael Obafemi found some space as he drove towards the penalty area and he fired into the top in the 31st minute. Chelsea searched for an equaliser but lacked any form of creativity, meaning Southampton held the lead at the break.


The Blues’ first chance came just seconds after the break, but Tammy Abraham’s effort crashed into the side netting. Chances were again hard to come by, although Nathan Redmond perhaps should have doubled his sides lead shortly after the hour mark, but his close-range effort was poor.

However, Redmond did make it two soon after, finishing off a delightful team move to dink the ball over Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea never looked close to coming back, and Southampton coasted to a well-deserved 2-0 win.


CHELSEA

Key Talking Point
Frank Lampard

For all the positives that came from Chelsea’s use of the 3-4-3 against Tottenham Hotspur, the formation looked woeful in this one.

Lampard had every reason to be faithful after watching his side’s impressive showing against Spurs, but Southampton’s low block meant that it simply did not work here. There was no creativity, the final ball was atrocious and Chelsea looked outnumbered in attack.

Mason Mount was introduced at the break to change the shape, and while a minor improvement was certainly evident, it was by no means enough. There was no creative centrally or out wide, and Chelsea paid for that. Roll on the January transfer window


Chelsea 0-2 Southampton: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Lacklustre Blues stunned

frank lampard’s chelsea were made to pay for another lacklustre home showing as southampton coasted to a comfortable 2-0 win on thursday.

chelsea dominated possession in the first half but created very little, and it was southampton who took the lead. michael obafemi found some space as he drove towards the penalty area and he fired into the top in the 31st minute. chelsea searched for an equaliser but lacked any form of creativity, meaning southampton held the lead at the break.


the blues’ first chance came just seconds after the break, but tammy abraham’s effort crashed into the side netting. chances were again hard to come by, although nathan redmond perhaps should have doubled his sides lead shortly after the hour mark, but his close-range effort was poor.

however, redmond did make it two soon after, finishing off a delightful team move to dink the ball over kepa arrizabalaga. chelsea never looked close to coming back, and southampton coasted to a well-deserved 2-0 win.

chelsea

key talking point
frank lampard

for all the positives that came from chelsea’s use of the 3-4-3 against tottenham hotspur, the formation looked woeful in this one.

lampard had every reason to be faithful after watching his side’s impressive showing against spurs, but southampton’s low block meant that it simply did not work here. there was no creativity, the final ball was atrocious and chelsea looked outnumbered in attack.


mason mount was introduced at the break to change the shape, and while a minor improvement was certainly evident, it was by no means enough. there was no creative centrally or out wide, and chelsea paid for that. roll on the january transfer window.

player ratings
starting xi: arrizabalaga (5); tomori (5), zouma (5), rüdiger (5); azpilicueta (4), kanté (5), jorginho (5), emerson (4); hudson-odoi (5), abraham (6*), willian (6).

substitutes: mount (5), pulisic (5), pedro (n/a).

star man – tammy abraham

tammy abraham

this was certainly not abraham’s finest performance in a chelsea shirt, but it was a respectable showing when you consider the lack of service into him.

the towering striker was made to do everything alone, and he came close to actually succeeding once or twice. his movement and speed created a number of problems, but southampton’s resilient defence made things far too difficult.


there was only so much abraham could do with the lack of quality around him, and he definitely did everything possible. unfortunately for chelsea, it just wasn’t enough.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea were made to pay for another lacklustre home showing as Southampton coasted to a comfortable 2-0 win on Thursday.


Chelsea dominated possession in the first half but created very little, and it was Southampton who took the lead. Michael Obafemi found some space as he drove towards the penalty area and he fired into the top in the 31st minute. Chelsea searched for an equaliser but lacked any form of creativity, meaning Southampton held the lead at the break.

The Blues’ first chance came just seconds after the break, but Tammy Abraham’s effort crashed into the side netting. Chances were again hard to come by, although Nathan Redmond perhaps should have doubled his sides lead shortly after the hour mark, but his close-range effort was poor.


However, Redmond did make it two soon after, finishing off a delightful team move to dink the ball over Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea never looked close to coming back, and Southampton coasted to a well-deserved 2-0 win.

CHELSEA

Key Talking Point
Frank Lampard

For all the positives that came from Chelsea’s use of the 3-4-3 against Tottenham Hotspur, the formation looked woeful in this one.

Lampard had every reason to be faithful after watching his side’s impressive showing against Spurs, but Southampton’s low block meant that it simply did not work here. There was no creativity, the final ball was atrocious and Chelsea looked outnumbered in attack.


Mason Mount was introduced at the break to change the shape, and while a minor improvement was certainly evident, it was by no means enough. There was no creative centrally or out wide, and Chelsea paid for that. Roll on the January transfer window.

Player Ratings
Starting XI: Arrizabalaga (5); Tomori (5), Zouma (5), Rüdiger (5); Azpilicueta (4), Kanté (5), Jorginho (5), Emerson (4); Hudson-Odoi (5), Abraham (6*), Willian (6).

Substitutes: Mount (5), Pulisic (5), Pedro (N/A).

STAR MAN – Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham

This was certainly not Abraham’s finest performance in a Chelsea shirt, but it was a respectable showing when you consider the lack of service into him.

The towering striker was made to do everything alone, and he came close to actually succeeding once or twice. His movement and speed created a number of problems, but Southampton’s resilient defence made things far too difficult.


There was only so much Abraham could do with the lack of quality around him, and he definitely did everything possible. Unfortunately for Chelsea, it just wasn’t enough.


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