SOU
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90+4'
The corner is cleared, and the referee puts Manchester United's season out of its misery. See you at the World Cup.
90+3'
Januzaj slips in Hernandez, who is tackled, and Lovren concedes a corner on the left.
90+2'
Welbeck has a little room on the edge of the box, and he curls his shot straight into the arms of Boruc.
90+1'
A defensive error allows Ward-Prowse to steal in, but his shot is blocked. There will be three minutes of added time.
89'
 
Mata is replaced by Valencia.
Manchester United Substitution
87'
A ball over the top from Carrick for Welbeck, but he toes his volley wide.
86'
Evra stands up a cross at the back post, and Mata completely misses it with an overhead kick when he might have found it easier to head.
85'
Hernandez crosses deep and Southampton calmly, if dangerously, bring the ball out. United have it back.
84'
Mata can't control a heavy pass from Januzaj and Southampton break down the right.
82'
Evra wins the ball on the left of the box, and Evra demands a corner after the defender appears to touch the ball out of play. Mike Dean doesn't give it, which is no indication of what actually happened.
Southampton Substitution
79'
 
Shaw is off, and now Chambers is on.
78'
Hernandez, now, tries to fire a ball forward for Januzaj, but it's fair too hard.
77'
Smalling heads from the edge of the box after Fletcher sends a ball across, and it's straight to Boruc.
76'
Januzaj comes onto his left foot and curls across straight out of play. Southampton will clear with a goal kick.
74'
Boruc is smart to come out quickly to take the ball off Welbeck's toes as he chases a through ball.
73'
Gallagher is tackled by Ferdinand on the inside right, and Southampton have a corner. Ward-Prowse takes, and Vidic heads away. Wanyama sends a shot on the edge of the box well wide.
72'
Boruc comes out to collect a floated Mata cross and Southampton come foward.
71'
Hernandez chases a long ball and his cross is headed away by Clyne.
70'
Shaw wins yet another battle with Januzaj, but United win it back and Wanyama hacks at Fletcher.
Southampton Substitution
69'
 
Januzaj slides in on Shaw on the left, and Southampton have a free kick by the edge of the box. Ward-Prowse comes on in place of Lallana.
68'
 
Van Persie is swapped for Hernandez.
Manchester United Substitution
67'
Davis chips in a corner that is cleared at the back post.
66'
Fletcher gets to a cross he glances his header wide. It was a great cross from Smalling.
65'
 
Shaw is booked for a mistimed challenge on Januzaj, and gets a friendly slap on the head from Ferdinand.
64'
Shaw steams forward, finds Lambert, who lays the ball off for Davis to shoot, and it deflects off Vidic for a corner.
61'
Januzaj is pushed over in the box by Shaw, but it's more a question of strength than anything. He should have tried to stay up.
60'
 
Cork is replaced by Gallagher.
Southampton Substitution
58'
Manchester United are playing like they don't hate themselves, with a few flicks and dribbles.
56'
Lallana does well to make space for a cross, but United clear and Mata hits a great pass over the top for Van Persie. There's nobody to support him and Lovren tackles him, and Southampton come forward patiently.
55'
Welbeck sends a header at the near post well over.
54'
 
GOAL! Southampton 1-1 Manchester United. Is the title back on? Mata has scored. Taking two steps towards the ball, Mata curls a simple shot into the top corner.
Manchester United Goal

Top Right

53'
 
Welbeck is bundled over on the edge of the box by Wanyama, and he's booked. It was a silly kick, rather than a nasty one.
51'
United have been better recently. Michael Carrick really is a metronome.
49'
United have some possession now, let's see how it goes. Evra's cross is deflected and Southampton clear.
48'
Shaw slides in on Van Persie in the byline, in the area, and concedes a corner.
47'
Lambert has a weak shot from distance easily stopped.
46'
Shinji Kagawa is replaced by Michael Carrick as the second half gets underway.

VINE: Saints players head back to the changing rooms after a solid first-half showing. #saintsfc https://t.co/faapoPFxqB

Manchester United Substitution
45+3'
The referee blows for half time. See you in 15 minutes.
45+2'
Van Persie is found again as Lovren steps up.

45+1: “Are you gonna change your kit?” sing the #SaintsFC fans… [1-0]

45'
Januzaj flights a ball over the top for Van Persie, but he's offside by half a yard.
44'
Shaw's cross finds Schneiderlin, but he can't get his shot away, and now United have it in midfield. Kagawa is tackled and now Southampton come forward.
41'
Vidic kicks Cork's ankle. I wonder if he'll be sent off in his final game? Evra then obstructs Clyne on the right wing and the referee gives nothing. Mike Dean is appalling.
40'
Lallana shows brilliant footwork to get space outside Ferdinand, and fizzes across a ball that nobody can get to.
39'
 
Lambert's free kick is into the arms of De Gea. At the other end, Shaw does brilliantly to close out Januzaj. He kicks the ball away, and is booked.
38'
 
Vidic has fouled Lallana on the edge of the box, and he's blocked. It was a rugby tackle really, and amusingly completely pointless.
37'
Welbeck tries a diagonal ball forward for Van Persie, but it's hit too fiercely and out for a goal kick.
36'
Van Persie with a clever throw finds Mata in the box. He takes on touch foward and drags his shot from a tight angle wide.
35'
Evra flicks the ball into the centre of the box and Januzaj can't get to it. The ball falls to Smalling on the edge of the box and he volleys a shot just wide of the goal.
34'
A Southampton free kick after a Vidic foul. The first cross is cleared, and Clyne then sends a ball out for a throw with a misplaced pass.
33'
Mata curls a cross in to the back post for Vidic to head at the back post, but his effort is over.
32'
 
Clyne crosses for Lambert, who nudges Smalling out the way. It drops for him to take a shot but Smalling blocks for a corner. Januzaj breaks down the right wing, and is laughably dragged back by Cork, who earns a booking.
30'
For United, it's good to see them crowd the referee in protest. Obviously that's not really acceptable, but under Moyes they would have probably thanked Mike Dean for the privilege of playing.
28'
 
GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Manchester United. Lambert scores with a confident finish. Lambert's arm strikes Vidic in the face as he wins a header. The ball finds Davis, who returns the ball to Lambert, in space, and he slams a shot past De Gea. It's an obvious foul, as Vidic's face has basically exploded into a bubble of blood.
Southampton Goal

Bottom Left

27'
Januzaj hits a long ball across the field for Evra, but he misjudges the bounce and it's out for a throw.
26'
Shaw is dispossessed on the edge of the United box and United break. Januzaj aims a ball forward for Welbeck to chase, but it's well overhit.
25'
Lallana does well to get the ball from under his feet with a curling shot from the edge of the box, but it's not too far from De Gea for him to get behind it.
23'
The ball comes to Lambert on the edge of the box, to the left of the D, and he drags his shot wide. Well wide, in fact.
22'
More Southampton possession. It's probably safest to assume they have the ball unless I tell you otherwise.
21'
News from elsewhere.

BRILLIANT SUAREZ! He hits free-kick and scores an outrageous loft- but it's chalked off, taken too quickly! https://t.co/jsywbbbhSh

20'
Lallana stands up a cross for Shaw in the middle of the box, but he heads just over with a looping header.
19'
More Southampton possession.
17'
Cork's cross for Lambert at the back post is headed out by Smalling for a corner on the left for the first corner of the match. Van Persie heads away.
16'
Southampton are keeping posession in midfield and defence. Lallala tries to squeeze a pass forward for Clyne, but it's cleared.
15'
Januzaj chases the ball high up the right wing and wins a throw for United.
10'
Victor Wanyama aims a shot towards goal that Adam Lallana - he's changed, man - flicks towards goal. De Gea gets down low to save.
7'
There's a handball appeal against Nemanja Vidic in the box, but Mike Dean plays on.
4'
Juan Mata has a free kick from a dangerous position, but Jack Cork blocks his shot.
1'
Southampton kick off at St Mary's and the game begins. Can Manchester United make a late charge for the title?
14:55
With five minutes to go, you can find me on Twitter and give me your predictions at @lxndrnthrtn.

Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin' now played at Anfield.

14:45
Crisis in the Manchester City dressing room as the title race hots up.

Martin Demichelis has lost his hair bobble in the changing room. We've all had a look but nobody can find it. He doesn't have a spare either

14:40
The state of modern football and club Twitter accounts.
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HE'S DONE IT BEFORE: RT if Sergio Aguero is the man to win Manchester City the Premier League title. #mcfc http://t.co/7ygkRRdogL

14:30
Possible players in the United side who may not feature for Manchester United ever again: Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher and Kagawa, with Cleverley, Valencia, Carrick and Young all at risk on the bench.
14:25
This is probably the last game for Ryan Giggs to manage Manchester United, at least until Louis van Gaal is sacked in November for punching Alex Ferguson square in the nose after they argue over red wine. For Southampton, it could be Mauricio Pochettino's final game before he leaves for Spurs to replace Mild Cheddar. Exciting? Meh.
14:20
Imagine actually caring about this.
14:15
SAD NEWS
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Nemanja Vidic will captain #mufc today in his final match as a United player. Thanks for everything, Vida. http://t.co/npNwsTUXtr

14:10
The confirmed line ups, then: Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Cork, Schneiderlin, Davis, Lallana, Lambert. Subs: Gazzaniga, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Chambers, Hooiveld, Reed, Gallagher. /// Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Januzaj, Fletcher, Kagawa, Welbeck; Mata; van Persie. Subs: Amos, Carrick, Cleverley, Lawrence, Young, Valencia, Hernandez.
14:07
And the Southampton subs.

#SaintsFC substitutes vs @ManUtd: Gazzaniga (GK), Ward-Prowse, Guly, Chambers, Hooiveld, Reed, Gallagher.

14:06
The Southampton team to play United.

#SaintsFC team vs @ManUtd: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Cork, Schneiderlin, Davis, Lallana (c), Lambert.

14:05
And the subs.

#mufc subs vs @SouthamptonFC: Amos, Carrick, Cleverley, Lawrence, Young, Valencia, Hernandez

14:04
Here is the Manchester United first XI.

#mufc XI vs @SouthamptonFC: De Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Januzaj, Fletcher, Kagawa, Welbeck; Mata; van Persie

14:00
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League title decider... I'm sorry, a mid-table dead rubber between Southampton and Manchester United.

Starting Line-ups

Southampton
Manchester United
    • Boruc
    • Shaw
    • Lovren
    • 6
      Jose Fonte
    • Clyne
    • 12
      Wanyama
    • 4
      Schneiderlin
    • Cork
    • C
      Lallana
    • Lambert
    • 8
      Steven Davis
Team Manager:  Ronald Koeman
    • 20
      van Persie
    • 11
      Januzaj
    • 8
      Mata
    • Welbeck
    • Fletcher
    • Kagawa
    • 12
      Smalling
    • Ferdinand
    • C
      Vidic
    • Evra
    • 1
      de Gea
Team Manager:  Louis Van Gaal
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Boruc 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Lovren 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
N. Clyne 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Jose Fonte 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
L. Shaw 0 0 2 3 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 80
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Wanyama 0 0 3 66 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 90
M. Schneiderlin 0 0 0 70 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 90
J. Cork 0 0 0 44 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 60
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Steven Davis 0 1 0 55 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
R. Lambert 1 0 4 36 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. Lallana 0 0 2 31 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 69
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. de Gea 0 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Evra 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 90
R. Ferdinand 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
C. Smalling 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
N. Vidic 0 0 1 2 14 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Fletcher 0 0 1 49 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
D. Welbeck 0 0 3 31 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
A. Januzaj 0 0 0 24 0 1 2 4 1 0 0 90
J. Mata 1 0 2 40 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 89
S. Kagawa 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. van Persie 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68
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