Manchester United 5 Soton 0
Manchester United 5 Southampton 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, October 28, 2000. Sir Alex Ferguson had nothing but praise for Teddy Sheringham following the home encounter against Southampton. The England international netted a hat-trick while striking partner Andy Cole bagged a brace as Manchester United outclassed The Saints by a 5-0 score.
Premiership leaders Manchester United went ahead in the ninth minute of the game thanks to an early goal from Andy Cole and the hosts doubled their lead when former Tottenham Hotspur frontman Teddy Sheringham found the back of the net in the 45th minute. In the second period of the tie, Sheringham added two more goals in the 51st and 55th minutes respectively before Cole made the final score read 5-0 in favour of The Reds with seventeen minutes left on the watch. In the aftermath of the fixture, Sir Alex Ferguson singled out Teddy Sheringham for some specific praise following his goal scoring performance against Glenn Hoddle´s team. Sir Alex Ferguson: “I don’t see why we can’t offer Teddy Sheringham a new contract. He was fantastic, and that was his first hat-trick for the club.” Manchester United Team: Fabien Barthez, Gary Neville, Wes Brown, Denis Irwin, Phil Neville, David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Andy Cole, Paul Scholes, Teddy Sheringham. Substitutes: Ronnie Wallwork, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dwight Yorke. Southamton Team: Paul Jones, Jason Dodd, Wayne Bridge, Claus Lundekvam, Tahar El Khalej, Mark Draper, Hassan Kachloul, Matt Oakley, Marians Pahars. Jo Tessem, Kevin Davies. Substitutes: Francis Benali, Chris Marsden, James Beattie.