Manchester Utd 0 Soton 1
Manchester United 0 Southampton 1, Old Trafford, English Premier League, January 11, 2015. Manchester United suffered their first home loss to Southampton in 27 years as they fell 1-0 to the South Coasters whose goal was scored by Serbia midfielder Dusan Tadic.
Manchester United had to manage without winger Ashley Young because of a hamstring injury, but midfielders Daley Blind and Angel Di Maria were both returning to action. Manchester United were dominating possession from the beginning and Robin van Persie came close to scoring in the 41st minute of the match, only to see his effort being blocked. The only goal of the game eventually came in the 69th minute when Graziano Pelle, a £8 million acquisition from Dutch Eredivisie club Feyenoord, hit the upright before second-half substitute Dusan Tadic converted the rebound to give The Saints a surprise 1-0 victory over United. The result meant that Manchester United now found themselves sitting in fourth place, two points behind Southampton in third spot. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Phil Jones, Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Angel Di María. Substitutes: Tyler Blackett, Jonny Evans, Paddy McNair, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, James Wilson, Victor Valdes. Southampton Team: Fraser Forster, Toby Alderweireld, Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte, Ryan Bertrand, Morgan Schneiderlin, Steven Davis, James Ward-Prowse, Eljero Elia, Graziano Pelle, Victor Wanyama. Substitutes: Florin Gardos, Matt Targett, Harrison Reed, Lloyd Isgrove, Dusan Tadic, Shane Long, Kelvin Davis.