Manchester United 5 Soton 0
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.