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Robin Van Persie

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.


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