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Goals from Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani complete an improbable comeback at St Mary’s

It was United who created the better of the early chances with the biggest opening coming from a mix up between Alex McCarthy and Jannik Vestergaard which saw Mason Greenwood go around the keeper and fire his shot into the side netting.

However, it was Jan Bednarek who gave the home side the lead after 23 minutes as he got on the end of a James Ward-Prowse corner which left no chance for David De Gea at his near post.

United should have made it 1-1 on 30 minutes as McCarthy’s pass was intercepted by Greenwood who’s shot was saved by the keeper and then Bruno Fernandes’ follow-up was saved again from close range.

Southampton doubled their lead after 33 minutes through Ward-Prowse who showed his class from dead ball situations once again as his effort was too good for De Gea who could only get a hand to it as it sailed into the back of the net.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side brought one back on 60 minutes as substitute Edinson Cavani played in Bruno Fernandes alone in the box whose shot on the turn beat McCarthy.

The visitors drew level on 73 minutes as Fernandes’ shot was expertly diverted into the back of the net from Cavani to score his second goal for the club.

The comeback was completed in the 93rd minute as a cross from Marcus Rashford was headed past McCarthy’s near post to give the visitors an eight successive away win in the league and send United back to Manchester with all three points.

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