Southampton Received Fourth Consecutive Defeat Of The Season
Manchester United scored the biggest win of the season against Southampton who they beat with 9-0. With this win, Man United have come on equal footing with their arch rival Man City that have played to games less and that has an opportunity to take a lead after their Wednesday match.
A crushing defeat for Southampton
The score gap was big enough for the Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to publicly accept that his boys were no match for those of Man United. He made a statement saying that those 90-minutes of the match were long enough to stand before Man United as they were unstoppable. But he put the blame for this humiliating defeat on the removal of his star player.
Removal of Alexandre Jankewitz
Southampton had many hopes from their 19-year-old player but he was sent back to pavilion with a red card in the first two minutes of the game. Alexandre Jankewitz was playing his debutant game when he was shown a red card within two minutes into the game. The charge levied against him was a rash challenge on Scott McToinay and the referee was quick to take note of the incident.
The season started with good note for Southampton
It was the fourth straight loss for the Saints resulting in 12th spot drop in their rankings. But Southampton were doing well in the beginning when they defeated the defending champions Liverpool in January. Southampton manager made a point that removal of Alexandre Jankewitz crippled the injured team permanently.