Manchester United blow lead to draw at home to Southampton

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Manchester United blew a goal lead for the second time in a week as they drew at home to Southampton.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a good chance to give the lead, after just seven minutes later Jadon Sancho take the lead for united. The Portuguese international surrounded Fraser Forster but saw his shot taken off by Romain Perraud.

They could not be denied for a long time as United moved forward in the 21st minute when Bruno Fernandes sent Marcus Rashford down the right before he played the ball past Sancho to hit the back post.

Southampton drew three minutes into the second half when Mohamed Elyounoussi found Che Adams in the box and a Scottish foreign player shot from a long-distance goal.

Ronaldo was closely rejected by Forster but it was Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side who looked the most likely to find the winner and Stuart Armstrong should have done better when he was found with a free shot from 10 yards but he fired without a hitch bar.

Ronaldo’s longest goal drought for 12 years stretched into a 6th game despite having chances he would expect to bury.

The Saints stopper saved his best for injury time when he turned away Maguire’s header low to his left.

Southampton, though, were well worthy of their point as they made amends for losing 9-0 at Old Trafford last season.

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