Manchester United were hit with a sucker punch in the early stages at Old Trafford, as Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong fired home.
The visitors had started the match the brighter of the two sides but just before Armstrong opened the scoring, Anthony Martial would surely have rued missing a one-on-one at the other end.
Paul Pogba was guilty of dallying on the edge of his own penalty area on 11 minutes, and after being robbed by Danny Ings, the ball was well-worked to Armstrong who made no mistake.
Paul Pogba is caught out and Southampton strike first! ?
An ice-cool finish from Stuart Armstrong for the Saints…?
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Later in the game, United turned things around with a quickfire double from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, as the Red Devils continued their fine recent attacking form.
However, the Saints hit back again late in the game, snatching a 2-2 draw with a goal at the death from Michael Obafemi.
It was a spirited performance from the visitors, who majorly dented United’s top four hopes in the process.