Southampton 0-3 Man Utd – FA Cup – Highlights
Manchester United sealed an FA Cup fourth round date against Spurs with an easy win against 10-man Southampton.
0-1 Welbeck 20′
0-2 Nani (Pen) 48′
0-3 Gibson 81′
Danny Welbeck headed United in front in the 20th minute after John O’Shea’s header was turned on to the bar by Southampton keeper Kelvin Davis.
Southampton’s Matt Paterson then saw red for a wild lunge on Nemanja Vidic.
Nani scored from the spot after 48 minutes when referee Mike Riley harshly ruled David McGoldrick had handled, and Darron Gibson slammed home a third.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side will now face another date with their FA Cup nemesis Harry Redknapp, who ended their hopes in this competition at the quarter-final stage last year with eventual winners Portsmouth.
Spurs boss Redknapp also has FA Cup victories against United to his credit with Bournemouth and West Ham United.
For Southampton, the whole day was an education for their emerging youngsters – although they also felt they were on the wrong end of several crucial refereeing decisions.
United left Wayne Rooney on the bench and rested Cristiano Ronaldo, but their absence did little to aid Southampton’s cause as the visitors dominated.
Saints’ keeper Davis was outstanding in the early stages, saving well from Nani and Anderson before Welbeck broke the deadlock after 20 minutes.