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Peter Shilton

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 South­ampton 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, April 24, 1985. Man­chester Uni­ted were un­lucky to on­ly gain a point from a 0-0 draw wi­th Southampton.

Man­chester Uni­ted came in­to this fix­ture on the back of a nar­row 2-1 de­feat to Luton To­wn at Kenil­worth Road, wi­th Bry­an Rob­son scor­ing a con­sol­a­tion goal for the vis­it­ors. At Old Traf­ford, The Reds con­trolled most of pos­ses­sion in the fir­st ha­lf of the clash and the ho­me si­de were un­for­tu­nate not to be ahead at the break. Man­chester Uni­ted con­tin­ued to dom­in­ate in the sec­ond ha­lf, but the hosts failed to get pa­st South­ampton goal­keeper Pe­ter Shilton and the mat­ch fin­ished in a 0-0 draw. The res­ult saw Man­chester Uni­ted re­main sec­ond in the ta­ble wi­th 66 points from 37 en­coun­ters, nine points be­hind lead­ers Ever­ton who had three ga­mes in hand. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ga­ry Bai­ley, John Gid­man, Ar­thur Al­bis­ton, Graeme Hogg, Paul Mc­Grath, Bry­an Rob­son, Gor­don Stra­chan, Ma­rk Hug­hes, Frank Stapleton, Nor­man White­side, Jes­per Ol­sen. Sub­sti­tute: Mi­ke Dux­bury. South­ampton Te­am: Pe­ter Shilton, Kev­in Bond, Mick Mills, Ma­rk Wright, Ma­rk Den­nis, Nick Holmes, Da­vid Arm­strong, Jim­my Case, Joe Jor­dan, Ge­orge Law­rence, Ste­ve Mor­an. Sub­stitutes: None.

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