United and Ten Hag also lose points against bottom-placed Southampton
Manchester United failed to win in the Premier League for the second time in a row on Sunday afternoon. After the 7-0 defeat at Liverpool, coach Erik ten Hag’s team got stuck at 0-0 against bottom-placed Southampton. Due to red for Casemiro, United played with ten men for a long time.
The first chance was for club leading scorer Marcus Rashford, who tried to surprise Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu with an outstretched shot. United continued to press after that and, with Rashford again, had an opportunity to break the game open at Old Trafford. However, Rashford was not on target.
Red Casemiro, substitution Weghorst
Wout Weghorst was the next to get a scoring chance for United but he too missed. At the other end, goalkeeper David De Gea tapped a hard header from the free Theo Walcott out of his goal with a flying move.
Casemiro then fouled with a sharp slide on Carlos Alcaráz. Referee Anthony Taylor first drew yellow but after consulting VAR it suddenly became red for the Brazilian. The midfielder then sought the locker room emotional.
Weghorst was substituted moments later and Southampton pressed United to the back after halftime, pouncing a few times on the excellent goalkeeping of De Gea. United was dangerous a few times despite the pressure. Bruno Fernandes hit the post and Rashford claimed a penalty in vain.
The visitors’ final offensive produced nothing more, except a precious point for the relegation-stricken Southampton.
Arsenal recorded its fifth win in a row. The leader was much too strong for Fulham at Craven Cottage, 3-0. Leandro Trossard was important with three assists. Gabriel, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Ødegaard scored.
The victory took Arsenal to 66 points. Closest rival Manchester City, which won 1-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday, follows on 5 points. Fulham, where Kenny Tete played the entire match, remains in eighth place.