Southampton in crisis ahead of Newcastle United clash after 9-0 thrashing by Manchester United and TWO red cards

Southampton are in crisis ahead of the trip to Newcastle United on Saturday after shipping NINE goals on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 10:31 pm
Kayne Ramsay of Southampton interacts with Referee, Mike Dean after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton.

Manchester United equalled their Premier League record win as Southampton found themselves on the wrong end of a 9-0 scoreline once again.

Alexandre Jankewitz’s red card within 90 seconds of his first senior start for a terrible challenge on Scott McTominay made an uphill battle even tougher for injury-hit Saints.

It was a gut punch that meant it was a case of how many Southampton would concede on the way to their fourth consecutive league loss, with Jan Bednarek also sent off as United went on to win 9-0.

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It was an unwanted repeat of the scoreline that Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men fell to against Leicester in October 2019 as United equalled their record Premier League win against Ipswich from 1995.

They travel to St James’s Park on Saturday afternoon, Newcastle were tonight beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace.