A late Dusan Tadic goal sealed victory for Southampton for the first time in 27 years against Manchester United at Old Trafford in their English Premier League encounter on Sunday. The visitors came out flying with an early chance when a Nathaniel Clyne shot went inches wide. The home side were not able to find their final ball as they struggled to get past their opponents.
Minutes before half-time they started to find their feet and put some pressure on their opponents with two attempts when a Robin Van Persie cross towards Angel Di Maria and a Juan Mata shot but both attempts were gathered by Fraser Foster in goals as the teams went into the break level. In the second half both sides continued their search for a goal with some early chances. Minutes after the hour mark it was the Saints who took the lead when Tadic found Graziano Pelle’s rebound and tapped it home to make it 1-0.
The hosts struggled once more with their final ball but were able to find some form in the final minutes. Their best attempt came when a rebound of a Daley Blind chance fell to Mata but the Spaniard’s shot went narrowly wide. Chasing the game in added time the Red Devils tried as best as they could to get something out of this game but Ronald Koeman’s men stood firm as the visitors won there first game at Old Trafford in 27 years and moved into third place ahead of their opponents.