Drab Draw: When the Saints came calling


Back to back draws against Leicester City and Burnley respectively ended all hopes of Man United winning the English Premier League. Mathematically there’s a chance but for Leicester City not to slip up in 2015 on their fairy tale run to the league title how can a Man City team led by Pep Guardiola lose focus. The Cityzens are even on track for an unbeaten run this season with 18 victories and just 2 draws in 20 games played so far this season. The Mourinho second season success is definitely a No-No this time around and I think our manager should focus on getting the best out of his players rather than whining about who has spent what.
Man United had already beaten Southampton 1nil in the early stages of the season and it was quite a close game as a draw would have been a fair result. The Saints visited Old Trafford on the back of a 5-2 drubbing at the hands of Tottenham where Harry Kane was able to break the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year. The record was held previously by Newcastle legend Alan Shearer who scored 36 goals in 1995. Kane equalled the record against Burnley with a hatrick and put the record out of sight with another hatrick against Southampton to make it 39 Premier League goals in 2017.
The game against Manchester United saw Manuel Pellegrino start with a different Southampton side that was annihilated by Spurs and to be honest I didn’t expect the game to be easy but I believed we would nick it even if it was by the odd goal. I obviously wasn’t expecting the Red Devils to roll over the Saints who are desperate for a win after none in the previous 7 games they have been involved in. The game was going smoothly until Wesley Hoedt collided with United striker Romelu Lukaku in the 8th minute which led to the big Belgian lad taken off and replaced by Marcus Rashford. 

Both sides almost scored but almost definitely doesn’t count in the game of football. At half time scores was 0-0.
The second half did not bear any fruit for both teams though Paul Pogba thought he had won it for Man U when he poked in what looked like a goal bound effort from Anthony Martial. 

It was ruled offside. Game ended 0-0 which meant the Red Devils have now gone 3 straight games without a win with all matches ending in draws.
Big shout out to Arsenal for DRAWING the year to a CLOSE.
Welcome to 2018 guys, may we find JOY & FAVOUR this New Year.
Bless !!!


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