Premier League: Manchester United held to 1-1 draw by Southampton
Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton in their second Premier League fixture on Sunday. An own goal by Fred put Southampton in front in the first half. However, United scored the equalizer through Mason Greenwood later on. Manchester United had won their season opener against Leeds United. Meanwhile, Southampton are yet to win a match this season.
How did the match pan out?
Southampton drew first blood at the half-hour mark, with Adams creating the goal. However, it was termed an own goal due to a deflection from Fred. Soon after, United's Bruno Fernandes was shown the yellow card for showing dissent. Greenwood restored parity for United in the second half with the help of Paul Pogba. Man United couldn't gain the lead thereafter.
Greenwood now has 19 Premier League goals
Greenwood has now extended his tally of Premier League goals to 19. As per Opta, only three players have netted more as a teenager (Michael Owen: 40, Robbie Fowler: 35, Wayne Rooney: 30). Greenwood is the fourth teenager in the league history to score in his team's opening two games of a season (the first to do so since Alan Smith in August 2000).
Fifth assist for Pogba this season
Pogba has become the first player in Premier League history to register five assists after his team's first two games of a season. He had made a total of four assists in United's 5-1 victory over Leads United.
Man United create another unbeaten streak
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 27 Premier League matches away from home (won: 17, drawn: 10). They have equaled the longest unbeaten streak in away matches in the league history. The record was set by Arsenal (between April 2003 and September 2004). Meanwhile, Southampton are win-less in 11 league games at home against United, despite taking the lead in seven of them.
Tino Livramento made six interceptions
Southampton's Tino Livramento recorded a total of six interceptions today against Manchester United. At 18 years and 283 days, he is the youngest player to make as many interceptions in a single Premier League match since Luke Shaw (6) for Southampton (2012).