Sunday, January 4, 2009

Southampton 0 - 3 United: "The Devil wears blue"

The Devils beat The Saints 3-0 on the South Coast on Sunday to set up an FA Cup fourth round clash with Tottenham Hotspurs at Old Trafford.

Goals from Danny Welbeck, Nani and Gibson sealed a win against Southampton side reduced to 10-man after only 36 minutes.

Michael Carrick and Anderson took charge in the centre of midfield, while the recent back four remained uncharged. (Rio Ferdinand is injured and Patrice Evra suspended).

Dimitar Berbatov has played a very good game, because of a good job and excellent passes to his team-mates.

The Reds could have won by many more goals, with United's dominance. But Sir Alex will have a few complaints after this performance, another great clean sheet by Van der Sar, three goals and a safe passage to the fourth round. Now, bring on Spurs!

United from: Van der Sar, Neville, Vidic, Evans, O'Shea, Nani, Anderson, Carrick (Gibson 56), Giggs (Possebon 56), Welbeck (Rooney 63), Berbatov.
Subs not used: Kuszczak, Park, R. Da Silva, Fletcher.

Booked: Evans and O'Shea.

Goals: Welbeck 20, Nani 48 (penalty), Gibson 81.

Attendance: 31,901.

Referee: Mike Riley.

Man-of-the-Match: Dimitar Berbatov.

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