Premier League: Watch Bruno Fernandes gives Man United 1-0 win over Southampton

Premier League Saturday, August 27, 2022: Manchester United’s stand-in captain Bruno Fernandes made it back-to-back wins for Erik ten Hag’s workforce by scoring the one purpose in a 1-0 victory over Southampton within the Premier League on Saturday.

Sporting the captain’s armband instead of the still-benched Harry Maguire, Fernandes steered in a cross from Diogo Dalot within the fifty fifth minute as United adopted up Monday’s win over Liverpool with one other morale-boosting efficiency.

Having began the season with two straight losses — together with a 4-0 drubbing at Brentford — United has now gained consecutive league matches for the primary time since February.

It was additionally the workforce’s first clear sheet of the season, thanks partially to David de Gea’s reflex save to maintain out a header from Joe Aribo within the 66th.

It’s a outcome that can give a bit extra respiratory area to Ten Hag, the Dutch supervisor who confronted a torrent of criticism and skepticism after the workforce’s dismal begin to the marketing campaign.

Ten Hag’s choices to go away Maguire and star ahead Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench have been vindicated as soon as once more, with center-back pairing Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane wanting stable in protection.

United did battle to create high quality probabilities within the first half, though Ten Hag was shaking his head in disbelief that his workforce didn’t go forward within the twentieth minute after they had three pictures on purpose from shut vary within the span of some seconds.

Anthony Elanga’s effort from a decent angle was saved by goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu earlier than Fernandes and Christian Eriksen each had their follow-up pictures blocked by diving defenders.

Southampton had its finest first-half likelihood on the half-hour mark when a nook fell to Armel Bella-Kotchap on the again put up, however he lifted it over the crossbar.

United began stronger within the second half and obtained the purpose after a well-worked transfer down the proper flank. Dalot lifted a cross into the world and Fernandes was available to sidefoot it contained in the far put up.

Ronaldo and United’s new signing Casemiro — the Portugal star’s former teammate at Actual Madrid — each got here on within the second half.

Substitute Sekou Mara had two probabilities to equalize for Southampton in harm time, however his spectacular overhead kick was blocked by Dalot and he sidefooted one other effort extensive of the put up a minute later.

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