Southampton vs Manchester United LIVE: Commentary stream and goal updates with score level at 1-1

Manchester United will hope to bounce back from their shock defeat to Crystal Palace when they take on Southampton this afternoon, and you can follow LIVE coverage below.

United won their opening match of the season – thrashing top six rivals Chelsea 4-0 – but have since drawn with Wolves and lost to Palace.

In contrast Southampton have been steadily improving. Early defeats to Burnley and Liverpool saw them start slowly, but they have since beaten Brighton as well as Fulham in the Carabao Cup. Follow LIVE coverage of the match below.

Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd


66 mins: He’s great at both ends! Pogba turns and slots the ball into the box and Rashford makes the run, he’s about to shoot but Vestergaard comes and blocks the shot. Southampton break with Boufal running with the ball, he passes it to Hojbjerg who shoots but sends it wide of goal. 

Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd


63 mins: Boufal gets past Wan-Bissaka and whips a cross into the box, Ings tries to get on the end of the cross but Young heads it out for a corner. Ward-Prowse takes the corner and Maguire heads it away. 


Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd


60 mins: It’s been all Southampton since the break, Man Utd need something to spark or else they’ll be overrun by the home side. 


Adams off, Long on for Southampton.


Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd – Vestergaard


58 mins: GOAL! Southampton have the equaliser! Saints have a corner that Ings heads towards goal. De Gea palms it away in a sharp save and Danso collects. He puts the ball back into the box and Vestergaard rises over Lindelof to head the ball into the back of the net. 

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Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


57 mins: CHANCE! Ward-Prowse sends the ball to Boufal who’s running into the box, Lindelof comes across to defend leaving a gap to his left as Ashley Young is out of position. Boufal slots the ball into the space and Adams collects, he shoots and sends it wide!

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


54 mins: Young gives the ball away to Cedric who runs forward with the ball, McTominay wins it back and United send the ball out wide to Pereira who is felled by Vestergaard, he recovers and gets the ball into the box but it’s cleared away.

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


51 mins: Ashley Young loses the ball and Cedric whips the ball into the box, Lindelof heads it away and Man Utd look to counter. Vestergaard makes a great challenge to stop Rashford bombing past him and he stops the attack. 


Rashford gets another chance as the ball comes in long. He’s free in the box but Bednarek comes back to put him off and Gunn makes the save.

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


48 mins: Young put the free kick into the box but delivered it straight to Gunn in goal. Danso gets forward for Southampton and puts a high cross into the box. It sails over everyone and goes out for a Man Utd throw in. 

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


Second half: Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 77 Premier League games when leading at half time so it’s a big ask for Saints to get back into this game and go on to win. 


Pereira is fouled and United have an early free kick in the second half.



Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


It’s been a good 45 minutes of football. Both sides have had troubled each others defence and have gotten shots away. United have had the better chances in front of goal with Daniel James’ strike the difference between the sides.

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Southampton look threatening on the counter attack so it’s still all to play for in the second half, the next goal could be a crucial one.


Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


45+2 mins: Cedric cross the ball into United’s box and Lindelof heads it clear. Pogba loses the ball again and Ward-Porwse tries to get the cross in. McTominay is there to defend this time. Boufal takes possession over near the right hand corner and James tracks back to force the ball out for a goal kick.


The whistle goes and Man Utd lead at half-time.

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


45 mins: Southampton break quickly again, Adams and Ings leading the attack. Ings beats Lindelof and sends the ball to Adams in the box. Maguire comes across to cover and forces Adams to boot his shot over the bar.


Two minutes added time.

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


42 mins: Ings wins a free kick in a battle with McTominay, they take it quickly and get it out to Vestergaard on the left. United win, then lose the ball and Cedric sends it into the box from the right with Pogba back to clear it.

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


39 mins: Romeu takes the ball off Pogba and gets it to Ings, Maguire misses the tackle and Ings can break on the counter attack. His first touch is heavy and Lindelof nips in to take hold of the ball and pass it back to De Gea.

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


36 mins: Romeu puts a ball into the box for Southampton, Ings knocks it on but McTominay clears, Saints sends it back to Ings who shoots from range and sends it wide.


For all the impressive runs and tackles United have done, they’ve equated it with poor passes and getting caught on the ball. Pereira this time sends the ball out of play with a pass to no-one. 

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


33 mins: Southampton have recovered a bit, they’re getting into better forward positions. Ward-Prowse gets the ball on the right wing and puts a cross in, it gets a deflection and De Gea catches it. 

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Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


30 mins: Some solid defence from Lindelof sees him take the ball from Ings. A loose pass from McTominay puts the ball out of play, Southampton send a long throw into the box and De Gea punches it away.

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


27 mins: United win a corner with a sharp run from Rashford, Mata finds him over to the right and Rashford puts the ball into the box an Ward-Prowse tracks back to clear it.

Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


24 mins: McTominay puts the ball into the box and Danso heads clear. Boufal knocks the ball over Pereira’s head and runs into him to win a free kick.


Southampton 0 – 1 Man Utd


21 mins: Danso clashes with Pereira and brings him down to pick up a yellow card.


James receives the ball on the left again but his cross is blocked by Cedric and goes back to Young. Young sends it to the right where Pereira brings it up to the box, he passes to Rashford who lays it off to James. James shoots and Gunn makes the save.

Match preview:

When is it?

The match is today’s early Premier League kick-off.

It gets underway at 12.30pm.

How can I watch it?

BT Sport 1 will be broadcasting the action from midday.

Can I stream the game online?

With a BT Sport subscription you can stream the match from your phone or tablet with the BT Sport App.

What is your prediction?

Southampton have enjoyed a positive week: winning away at both Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham in the Premier League and Carabao Cup respectively.

Manchester United are a totally different proposition of course, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does have two big injuries to contend with. So we’re boldly predicting a 2-2 draw.


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