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Corner taken right-footed by Luis Nani from the left by-line, Robin van Persie gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Southampton 2-3 Man Utd.Luis Nani provided the assist for the goal.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Ward-Prowse. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Fox, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance. James Ward-Prowse takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in. Effort from just outside the box by Daniel Fox goes over the bar. Blocked by Nemanja Vidic. Shot from just outside the area by Javier Hernandez misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Carrick on Emmanuel Mayuka. Daniel Fox takes the direct free kick.
Header by Rio Ferdinand from inside the area strikes the post. Robin van Persie fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 2-2 Man Utd.Assist by Rio Ferdinand.
Inswinging corner taken by Luis Nani from the left by-line, clearance made by Guly Do Prado.
Effort on goal by Javier Hernandez from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
The official flags Robin van Persie offside. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Luis Nani, Steven Davis makes a clearance. Luis Nani takes a inswinging corner. Free kick awarded for a foul by Rafael Da Silva on Jay Rodriguez. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.
Antonio Valencia is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Adam Lallana leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Rodriguez. Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Mayuka on Rio Ferdinand. Direct free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Blocked by Morgan Schneiderlin.
The ball is swung over by Antonio Valencia, clearance by Jos Hooiveld.
The ball is delivered by Patrice Evra, Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Antonio Valencia, Morgan Schneiderlin makes a clearance.
Guly Do Prado joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rickie Lambert.
Emmanuel Mayuka joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Puncheon.
Antonio Valencia crosses the ball, Steven Davis gets a block in.
Robin van Persie has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target. (Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Javier Hernandez coming on for Danny Welbeck.
Patrice Evra decides to take a short corner. Nemanja Vidic takes a shot. Jos Hooiveld gets a block in. Short corner worked by Luis Nani. Jos Hooiveld is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Jos Hooiveld challenges Robin van Persie unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken by Robin van Persie is saved by Kelvin Davis. Southampton 2-1 Man Utd.
The offside flag is raised against Adam Lallana. Indirect free kick taken by Anders Lindegaard.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
Close range effort by Jason Puncheon goes wide of the left-hand post. (Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Paul Scholes coming on for Tom Cleverley. Luis Nani is brought on as a substitute for Shinji Kagawa.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Anders Lindegaard makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Morgan Schneiderlin, Rafael Da Silva manages to make a clearance.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save made by Anders Lindegaard. Corner taken by Daniel Fox, save by Anders Lindegaard.
Antonio Valencia sends in a cross, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
Morgan Schneiderlin finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Southampton 2-1 Man Utd.Rickie Lambert provided the assist for the goal.
Foul by Rickie Lambert on Rio Ferdinand, free kick awarded. Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Antonio Valencia, Effort from the edge of the box by Robin van Persie goes wide of the left-hand post.
Patrice Evra delivers the ball, clearance by James Ward-Prowse.
Daniel Fox delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nemanja Vidic on Rickie Lambert. Free kick taken by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Blocked by Patrice Evra.
A cross is delivered by Jason Puncheon, Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Shinji Kagawa misses to the right of the target.
Rickie Lambert concedes a free kick for a foul on Nemanja Vidic. Free kick taken by Nemanja Vidic.
Patrice Evra takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
Antonio Valencia crosses the ball, blocked by Daniel Fox.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Lallana on Tom Cleverley. Direct free kick taken by Michael Carrick.
Nemanja Vidic challenges Rickie Lambert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Shot from just outside the area by Adam Lallana misses to the left of the target.
James Ward-Prowse has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Adam Lallana produces a cross.
Foul by Jose Fonte on Danny Welbeck, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Robin van Persie from the free kick.
Robin van Persie produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Shot from just outside the box by Rickie Lambert misses to the right of the goal.
Adam Lallana produces a cross, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.
Robin van Persie gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southampton 1-1 Man Utd.The assist for the goal came from Antonio Valencia.
Patrice Evra sends in a cross, save by Kelvin Davis.
Shinji Kagawa takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis. Inswinging corner taken by Tom Cleverley.
Rickie Lambert finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Southampton 1-0 Man Utd.Assist by Jason Puncheon.
Morgan Schneiderlin has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
Nathaniel Clyne delivers the ball, blocked by Patrice Evra. Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Fox, Adam Lallana produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jason Puncheon challenges Danny Welbeck unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Daniel Fox.
The ball is swung over by Jason Puncheon.
Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Robin van Persie. Tom Cleverley restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Robin van Persie from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Daniel Fox challenges Rafael Da Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robin van Persie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. Rafael Da Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Clyne.
Antonio Valencia produces a cross, blocked by Daniel Fox. Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Toffee time for Lallana
Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana is looking to replicate the performance of Everton when they face Manchester United on Sunday.
The Red Devils travel to Southampton on Sunday looking to pick up their second win of the season, following an opening weekend defeat to David Moyes' side at Goodison Park.
Southampton are still without a point after defeats to Manchester City and Wigan but, despite being aware of the threat posed by United, Lallana believes the Saints can come out on top if they play like Everton did.
He said: "You look around the pitch and they have got strength in every area, obviously (Wayne) Rooney was injured but (Robin) van Persie comes in.
"The experience they have got; (Paul) Scholes, (Ryan) Giggs and (Rio) Ferdinand, the list is endless really.
"I think if we concentrate on what we are good at, we are at home I think we have got a chance of getting a result.
"I think Everton proved the other week that if you come out of the traps and press them and get the fans behind you then you can create chances and go on to win games.
"I think we will play our own game...create chances and get crosses in the box and we have a good chance."
The last time the two clubs met in a Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's Southampton were relegated to the Championship.
The seven intervening years saw Southampton drop down to League One before Adkins led them to back-to-back promotions.
Lallana insists revenge for that final-day defeat is not on the minds of anyone at the club and is still enjoying the challenge of the top flight.
When asked if the players wanted to avenge the result he said: "Not really, no.
"We have played them a couple of times since in the Cup and we are more concentrating on getting off the mark and getting some points on the board.
"Obviously we have come on leaps and bounds in two years, playing League One football two years ago.
"To have played the two big Manchester clubs in the opening three weeks of the season is great, tough, but I don't think we would have it any other way really."
Southampton completed a club-record deal for Uruguay international Gaston Ramirez on deadline day following the earlier acquisitions of Japanese defender Maya Yoshida and Emmanuel Mayuke from Zambia.
Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson believes Wayne Rooney's thigh injury could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
Rooney has been ruled out for four weeks after suffering a nasty gash when Fulham's Hugo Rodallega landed on the Manchester United man at Old Trafford last Saturday.
The injury overshadowed the fact Rooney had been left out of Ferguson's starting line-up.
But amid reports Ferguson was not happy with the condition Rooney was in when he returned for pre-season training, the United boss feels an enforced break might be just what last season's top scorer needs.
"It may be a blessing," Ferguson said. "He can concentrate on his fitness in the gym now in particular because he's a bit behind other players."
Rooney has confirmed there is no rift between him and Ferguson, leaving him free to get on with the business of getting fit.
And, despite the severity of the striker's injury, the United boss insists the four-week timescale he outlined on Saturday has not changed.
"It's nothing serious on the actual gash; it's a bad one but it was treated carefully and very quickly and we don't expect any complications," he said.
"The fact it's a gash and not a ligament, muscle or joint injury means he can do a lot of work in the gym so he should be back in four weeks."
Ferguson is less content at news of the knee injury that will keep Ashley Young out of the trip.
Young was the notable absentee when Roy Hodgson announced his squad on Thursday for the World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Ukraine.
Although the FA did not explain Young's absence, Ferguson believes they were to blame for the winger's injury becoming public.
And, feeling opponents Southampton have been given an advantage by discovering Young will not play, Ferguson aims to prevent any chance of a repeat.
"It was nice of the FA to let everyone know Ashley Young is injured," Ferguson said. "We have a game on Sunday.
"Why should we let our opponents know who's fit and who isn't? It won't happen again."
Jonny Evans is set to return at St Mary's Stadium after a summer ankle operation.
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