Ward-Prowse fizzes the corner in from the right. Aribo flicks on at the near post. The ball drops to Kotchap at the far stick. Six yards out, he should slam home, but he’s falling back, and lifts miles over the bar. What a chance!
Walker-Peters is sent scampering down the right by Ward-Prowse. His viciously whipped cross nearly finds Armstrong, six yards out, but Martinez has read the danger and heads behind for a corner.
Elyounoussi loops a right-wing cross towards Adams at the far stick. Adams beats Varane to a header, which sails harmlessly over the bar and onto the top of the netting. De Gea hasn’t had much work to do.
Sancho looks to cause bother down the left but Kotchap comes across to shepherd the ball away from the Saints box, then draw a foul from his man
United are seeing more of the ball, and St Mary’s has fallen a little quiet as a result. The away support are making most of what noise there is.
That was one hell of a goalmouth scramble. Fernandes should have scored twice, Elanga once. United come forward again in the hope of righting those wrongs, Eriksen winning a corner on the left. But Salisu knocks it clear.
A Saints corner on the right. Some head tennis. United still not looking totally sure of themselves at the back. Salisu releases the pressure by floating a right-wing cross out for a goal kick.