Manchester United 5 Soton 0

Teddy Sheringham

Man­chester Uni­ted 5 South­ampton 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Oct­ober 28, 2000. Man­chester Uni­ted re­deemed them­selves af­ter los­ing 2-1 to An­der­lecht at Con­stant Vanden Stock in the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue wi­th a 5-0 vic­tory over South­ampton four days la­ter. United´s goals came thro­ugh a tre­ble from Teddy Sher­ing­ham and a brace by Andy Cole.

Man­chester Uni­ted and South­ampton had played out a 3-3 draw at Old Traf­ford in the cor­res­pond­ing meet­ing of the 1999-2000 sea­son, but it was a com­pletely dif­fer­ent story this time ar­ound. Fol­low­ing the early skir­mishes, Andy Cole han­ded Uni­ted the lead on nine min­utes af­ter South­ampton and Wales in­ter­na­tion­al goal­keeper Paul Jones had failed to hold his shot from out­side the eight­een-yard area. The Old Traf­ford men kept on dom­in­at­ing the mat­ch and the ramp­ant ho­me si­de in­creased their ad­vant­age as Teddy Sher­ing­ham ma­naged to be­at Jones wi­th a clev­er chip in the fi­nal min­ute of the fir­st ha­lf. Sher­ing­ham then sco­red his sec­ond goal of the one-sided af­fair just six min­utes in­to the sec­ond pe­riod when he con­ver­ted a back pass from fel­low Three Li­ons in­ter­na­tion­al Da­vid Beck­ham be­fore the in­dus­tri­ous marks­man com­pleted his hat-trick wi­th a well pla­ced ef­fort in­to the bot­tom right cor­ner of the net in the 55th min­ute of the con­test. And wi­th sev­en­teen min­utes left of the clash, Man­chester Uni­ted put the last nail in the coffin of South­ampton as Cole head­ed ho­me the fifth goal of the 5-0 vic­tory. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Fa­bi­en Bar­thez, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Wes Bro­wn, De­nis Ir­win, Phil Ne­ville, Da­vid Beck­ham, Nicky Butt, Ry­an Gig­gs, Paul Scho­les, Andy Cole, 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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