OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER labelled his Manchester United side ‘magic’ after a 9-0 thrashing of Southampton.
There were seven different scorers, eight if you count Jan Bendarek’s own-goal, on a stunning night in the north west.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was understandably delighted at his side’s 9-0 thrashing of SouthamptonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
This photo will give Southampton nightmaresCredit: Reuters
And United ended up equalling THREE all-time Premier League goalscoring records too.
It is only the second time a team has had seven different scorers in a Premier League match.
The last was Chelsea against Aston Villa in December 2012.
It is also only the third time ever a side has won a game by nine goals.
Once was United back in 1995, beating Ipswich 9-0.
And of course poor Southampton were on the end of a 9-0 slaughtering against Leicester in 2019.
And thanks to a 3-2 win at St Mary’s earlier this season, United equalled the record number goals scored by a team against an opponent in a Premier League season, 12.
No wonder Solskjaer was beaming at full time.
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It was a night of celebration for United’s starsCredit: Reuters
Speaking after the game, the Norwegian boss told BT Sport: “We have been waiting for them to show their magic and of course tonight was a night that they could go and enjoy.
“We haven’t had too many of them where you can sit down in the second half and enjoy the football.
“They enjoyed it and there were some good performances.
“They will get a lot of confidence from a result and a performance like this. Scoring goals is always good for the forwards in the team.”
United’s cause was helped after just 82 SECONDS then Southampton were reduced to 10 men when Alex Jankewitz was sent off on his debut for a horror challenge on Scott McTominay.
And at 6-0 up the visitors then had Bednarek sent-off for a professional foul – Bruno Fernandes scoring from the penalty spot.
He added: “We shared the goals more between the players.
“Of course, when the game started like it did it was almost about if we could get the first goal.
“You’ve seen so many examples of ten men that close up shop and they get a draw.
“It was about keeping the tempo high, get the first goal and keep on from there.”
For the record books, goalscorers on an incredible night at Old Trafford were Marcus Rashford (two), Anthony Martial (two) Fernandes, Wan-Bissaka, Edinson Cavani and Dan James.
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Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk