Manchester United 5 Soton 0

Sir Alex Ferguson

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.


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