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Adams helps Southampton earn point at Manchester United

Che Adams with a splendid finish earned us a point!

Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Che Adams’s second half equaliser earned Southampton a deserved point at Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford combined with Jadon Sancho to give United a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute, following a build-up play down the left that saw the former make a cross across goal for a simple tap in.

Mohammed Elyounoussi continued his run in the team by setting up Adams for the leveller with a perfectly weighted through ball and the forward calmly found the far corner with a right-footed shot for his sixth Premier League goal of the campaign and fourth away from home.

Stuart Armstrong thrashed an effort wide, before Armando Broja forced a diving save that was earmarked for the top corner with Saints searching for a goal to break the deadlock.

At the other end, Forster did his duty to preserve the draw by making a foot-save from point-blank on Harry Maguire and then he denied Bruno Fernandes at his near post.

Forster ensured Saints left Old Trafford with a point, making a reactionary save to beat away Maguire’s header deep into added time.


Manchester United (4-2-3-1): de Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Varane, Dalot; Pogba, McTominay (Elanga 78); Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford (Lingard 82); Ronaldo

Unused subs: Henderson (GK), Mejbri, Jones, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Mata, Telles

Goals: Sancho (21)

Bookings: Rashford (16), McTominay (31), Pogba (85), Lingard (90)

Southampton (4-4-2): Forster; Perraud, Salisu, Bednarek (Stephens 46), Walker-Peters; Elyounoussi (Livramento 71), Romeu (Diallo 90+5), Ward-Prowse, S. Armstrong; Adams, Broja

Unused subs: Caballero (GK), Long, A. Armstrong, Djenepo, Valery, Smallbone

Goals: Adams (48)

Bookings: None