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  • Date:29 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:17:15
  • Venue:St. Mary's Stadium
  • Attendance:28,792
  • Chaplow (44)
  • Owen (64)
    Hernandez (74)
Goal!

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92:55 +2.55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Giggs by Morgan Schneiderlin. Ryan Giggs restarts play with the free kick.

92:14 +2.14

Booking for Danny Butterfield. Danny Butterfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Nani. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Giggs.

88:22

The ball is crossed by Ryan Giggs, clearance by Jose Fonte.

87:49

Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Nani. Ryan Giggs takes the free kick.

85:50

The ball is swung over by Luis Nani, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

84:44

Jose Fonte challenges Javier Hernandez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

83:01

Oscar Gobern comes on in place of Richard Chaplow. Richard Chaplow has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

81:35

Gabriel Obertan fouled by Dan Harding, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Giggs restarts play with the free kick.

79:54

The ball is delivered by Dan Harding, clearance made by Wes Brown.

78:48

Dany N'Guessan replaces Guly Do Prado.

76:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by Morgan Schneiderlin, Anders Lindegaard makes a save.

74:59

Javier Hernandez scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southampton 1-2 Man Utd.Ryan Giggs provided the assist for the goal.

73:48

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

73:12

Luis Nani takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

72:11

Ryan Dickson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Barnard.

70:42

Dan Harding crosses the ball.

70:02

Short corner taken by Dan Harding from the left by-line.

69:52

Richard Chaplow sends in a cross.

67:39

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Scholes.

66:05

Wes Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Indirect free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

64:53

Michael Owen finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Southampton 1-1 Man Utd.Danny Butterfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Nani. Luis Nani takes the free kick. Assist by Gabriel Obertan.

63:15

Luis Nani delivers the ball, Close range shot by Michael Owen goes wide of the left-hand upright.

62:56

Morgan Schneiderlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Giggs. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

61:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Nani by Richard Chaplow. Ryan Giggs crosses the ball, Jonathan Evans takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

60:36

Guly Do Prado sends in a cross, save made by Anders Lindegaard.

57:27

Luis Nani on for Oliveira Anderson.

57:12

Ryan Giggs is brought on as a substitute for Darron Gibson.

54:04

Paul Scholes fouled by Lee Barnard, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

53:29

Richard Chaplow concedes a free kick for a foul on Javier Hernandez. Javier Hernandez takes the free kick.

52:34

Dan Harding takes a shot. Anders Lindegaard makes a comfortable save.

46:35

The ball is crossed by Oliveira Anderson, Header from close in by Jonathan Evans misses to the left of the target. Corner taken by Oliveira Anderson, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jonathan Evans misses to the left of the goal. Oliveira Anderson takes a inswinging corner.

46:16

The ball is sent over by Michael Owen, Daniel Seaborne gets a block in. Short corner taken by Oliveira Anderson from the right by-line.

46:01 +1.01

The ball is sent over by Michael Owen.

45:43

Guly Do Prado concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Scholes. Darron Gibson takes the direct free kick.

45:01

Wes Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Fabio Da Silva.

44:10

Richard Chaplow scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 Man Utd.

43:14

Centre by Danny Butterfield, Header from deep inside the area by Guly Do Prado goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

42:27

Dan Harding takes a shot. Save made by Anders Lindegaard.

42:14

The ball is delivered by Danny Butterfield, blocked by Oliveira Anderson.

40:14

The offside flag is raised against Javier Hernandez. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

36:24

Jonathan Evans challenges Lee Barnard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Fonte.

33:41

Darron Gibson takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

32:51

Gabriel Obertan has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

32:04

Richard Chaplow concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabio Da Silva. Direct free kick taken by Darron Gibson.

31:05

Danny Butterfield delivers the ball.

28:35

Centre by Danny Butterfield, Darron Gibson manages to make a clearance.

25:20

Darron Gibson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin. Richard Lambert has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

24:52

Paul Scholes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Morgan Schneiderlin restarts play with the free kick.

23:09

Corner taken right-footed by Morgan Schneiderlin, clearance by John O'Shea.

22:34

Oliveira Anderson takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

21:41

Corner taken by Morgan Schneiderlin from the right by-line.

21:36

Dan Harding crosses the ball, Jonathan Evans makes a clearance.

20:29

Darron Gibson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

17:19

Chris Smalling concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Barnard. Richard Lambert produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

16:48

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jose Fonte.

15:48

Michael Owen produces a cross.

14:18

Richard Lambert takes a shot. Comfortable save by Anders Lindegaard.

13:19

The ball is sent over by Dan Harding, save by Anders Lindegaard.

11:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Lambert. Free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

10:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Javier Hernandez on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.

10:21

Richard Lambert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Evans. Free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

9:44

Richard Lambert has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

9:00

Lee Barnard takes a shot. Chris Smalling gets a block in.

7:50

Javier Hernandez is caught offside. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

6:57

The ball is sent over by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The assistant referee flags for offside against Dan Harding. Free kick taken by Anders Lindegaard.

5:47

The ball is delivered by Morgan Schneiderlin, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

5:14

The ball is delivered by Danny Butterfield, Richard Lambert takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Evans. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Morgan Schneiderlin.

2:51

Fabio Da Silva delivers the ball.

Match Preview

Hammond and Lallana doubtful for Saints Southampton will check on Dean Hammond and Adam Lallana ahead of the FA Cup fourth round meeting with Manchester United. Skipper Hammond has been sidelined since he limped out of the third-round win over Blackpool with a calf problem and fellow midfielder Lallana has missed the last two matches with a knee injury. The duo are edging closer to fitness and boss Nigel Adkins will make late decisions on them. Adkins this week signed Dany N'Guessan on loan from Leicester and the winger is eligible to make his debut against the Premier League giants. Lee Holmes is a long-term absentee as he recovers from ankle surgery and fellow wideman Jason Puncheon appears to have fallen out of favour again. Southampton midfielder Richard Chaplow insists they will approach the FA Cup clash with Manchester United just like any other game. The encounter will rekindle memories of Saints' infamous giantkilling in 1976, when Bobby Stokes' solitary goal saw second-tier Saints overcome top-flight United in the final. Southampton go into the match off the back of a goalless draw with Notts County and a 2-0 defeat at Tranmere, while United are in the midst of an imperious unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League. Despite the differing fortunes, Chaplow insists Saints do not feel any pressure and, if anything, believe it could boost their tilt at promotion from npower League One. "We're all really looking forward to the game," said Chaplow. "Obviously Manchester United need no introduction and hopefully we can put on a good spectacle. "We take every game as it comes. We're very level as a group and down to earth. "Things haven't gone for us in the last couple of games and we've got the hype now of a game against Manchester United, but we're going to keep our focus on the league as well. "It takes a bit of pressure away from the league where we're expected to win more games than we lose or draw and we're looking to get promoted so there's pressure on us in the league. "But on Saturday it's flipped around a bit and we're just looking forward to going out and enjoying ourselves. "It'll be no different for us as we'll approach it in the same way that we do every game." United will get a glimpse of life after Edwin van der Sar but travel to Southampton dealing with a defensive shortage. Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Van der Sar will not make the trip, although he is not injured, missing a game only two days after it was announced this will be the 40-year-old's final season. Recent signing Anders Lindegaard could make his debut, although no final decision has been made, and whichever goalkeeper does play will have to do so behind a makeshift defence, with Rio Ferdinand (groin), Patrice Evra (family bereavement), and Rafael da Silva (concussion) all out. Midfielder Michael Carrick is also doubtful with an ankle injury. Ferguson feels the emergence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is yet another example of Southampton's high-class youth set-up. The 17-year-old is the most coveted young player in the country at present, with Arsenal said to be the front-runners in the chase for his signature. However, with the Gunners failing to reach an agreement so far, United could make a move, with Ferguson getting a chance to assess the teenager's merits against his own side on Saturday evening. Ferguson is too experienced to get involved in discussion about that potential transfer. But he does acknowledge how well Southampton have done with their development of young players down the years. "Alex Chamberlain is only young but he has potential," said Ferguson. "Southampton have done very well bringing young players through over the years. "He is another one along with Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott. Before that they had the Wallace brothers and Alan Shearer. "They have been good at that. They have done a lot right." Oxlade-Chamberlain will be one of the major threats to United's hopes of progressing into the fifth round and Ferguson knows United must expect to overcome a tough test if they are to reach the last 16. "Nigel Adkins is doing an excellent job," he said. "To follow Alan Pardew was not easy. "Alan is a really good manager and did a great job at Southampton. They also had to cope with administration and relegation. "But now they have a good opportunity to get back into the Championship and it looks as though they will do it. "I went saw them at Oldham recently when they won 6-0, so I know it won't be an easy game."

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

Formation: 442Manager: Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Bartosz Bialkowski
  • Danny Butterfield
  • Jose Fonte
  • Daniel Seaborne
  • Dan Harding
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Richard Chaplow
  • Guly Do Prado
  • Richard Lambert
  • Lee Barnard
  • SUBS
  • Kelvin Davis
  • Frazer Richardson
  • Ryan Dickson
  • Aaron Martin
  • Oscar Gobern
  • Ryan Doble
  • Dany N'Guessan

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Match Report

United survive cup scare Manchester United staged yet another second-half fightback to avoid crashing out of the FA Cup to npower League One opponents for the second successive season as they beat Southampton 2-1. Saints had threatened to repeat their famous 1976 Wembley win over United when Richard Chaplow gave them a deserved half-time lead against the much-changed Barclays Premier League leaders. But, as in Tuesday night's dramatic comeback at Blackpool, the introduction of the veteran Ryan Giggs helped change the game, with goals from Michael Owen and Javier Hernandez putting the visitors into the last 16. Having admitted making a mistake by fielding a weakened side in last season's shock third-round home defeat to Leeds, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had gone strong against Liverpool earlier this month. But he appeared to forget the lessons of the Leeds loss in picking his team here. Buoyed by not having to face the likes of Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and facing a makeshift defence and rookie goalkeeper, Southampton sensed an upset from the off. The former Premier League stalwarts were almost given even greater cause for optimism in the eighth minute when the ball deflected through to Dan Harding, who coolly clipped home. Unfortunately for him, the assistant referee's flag was already up. But that did not deter the League One high-flyers, who almost profited from slack United defending when Rickie Lambert curled too close to debutant keeper Anders Lindegaard. Liverpool-born striker Lambert also fired two free-kicks narrowly over, while captain home captain Jose Fonte failed to get proper contact on a corner which was punched by Lindegaard. United, meanwhile, were looking very much like a side that had rung the changes. Making his first start for almost four months in a withdrawn role, Owen provided an early threat, steering Fabio`s inside pass narrowly wide before clattering the far post with a mishit cross. But that was as good as it got for the visitors as the in-demand Alex Chamberlain, reportedly a target for United, began to come more and more into the game. The 17-year-old was involved in what should have been an opener a minute before the break when Guly nodded over Danny Butterfield's cross from six yards. But Chaplow spared his team-mate's blushes moments before half-time when he broke into the United box and slammed the ball into the roof of the net at Lindegaard's near post. If United fans were expecting the cavalry to arrive for the second half, they were initially disappointed as Wes Brown replaced Fabio in a defensive reshuffle. With no sign of an equaliser in the opening 13 minutes, Ferguson sent on Giggs and Nani for Anderson and Darron Gibson, controversially ignoring Rooney and the in-form Berbatov. However, the double-substitution was quickly vindicated, Jonny Evans nodding Giggs' free-kick too close to Bartosz Bialkowski and Owen flicking Nani's low cross over the crossbar. The equaliser soon followed in the 65th minute, with Gabriel Obertan's drilled cross deflecting right into the path of Owen, who nodded home his first goal since September. Southampton came roaring back and marauding left-back Harding lashed a cross-cum-shot just wide. Saints sent on Ryan Dickson for Lee Barnard for the final 18 minutes before Nani fired a low half-volley straight at Bialkowski. But the keeper was helpless as United completed their latest comeback 14 minutes from time, Fonte's slip allowing Javier Hernandez to receive Giggs' throughball and steer an improvised finish into the net. Southampton threw on Dany N'Guessan for Guly before Lindegaard flapped at a Harding cross and Chaplow left the field to a standing ovation, with Oscar Gobern coming on. If the changes were meant to give Southampton a second wind, they failed to have the desired effect as United comfortably saw out time.

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