Manchester United Hit Nine Past 9-man Southampton

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Manchester United mercilessly destroyed nine-man Southampton 9-0 to equal a Premier League record for a winning margin and go level with leaders Manchester City.

The contest was basically decided after just 79 seconds as 18-year-old Alex Jankewitz, on his full Premier League debut, saw red for a high, horror tackle on Scott McTominay, prompting Saints to capitulate.

Three of United’s first-half goals came from Luke Shaw’s pinpoint left-wing deliveries – first, Aaron Wan-Bissaka turned home at the far post (18), before Marcus Rashford struck from 12 yards from Shaw’s cut-back (25).

Rashford’s dangerous ball was then turned into his own net by Jan Bednarek (34), and Edinson Cavani then got in on the act with a fine header into the far corner from another brilliant Shaw ball (39).

Sub Anthony Martial got his first goal in eight appearances with a superb control and finish from a tight angle (69), while McTominay got in on the act with a controlled, long-range effort (71).

Bruno Fernandes scored a late penalty as Bednarek saw red for a last-man foul on Martial (88), then the France international got his second with a close-range effort (90), and Dan James rounded it off with a stoppage-time header (90+3).

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