Manchester United were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup at Old Trafford on Monday evening at the hands of Southampton, who had not won a match in three months. Tahith Chong, a second half substitute scored the opening goal of the match on the 64th minute with a stunning strike, but in the last eight minutes of the match, the visitors scored twice out of nowhere to stun the home side, who could not get back into the match. United were destined for big things this season after scoring 43 goals in the league this season, many expected a big result at the Theatre of Dreams this evening, but it just was not meant to be. United now find themselves challenging in the league only this season, needing to peg Manchester City back, who currently top the league, four points and a game in hand over United. The U18’s and coach Kieran McKenna will rue their chances against the South Coast side, who were dominated for much of the match. Angel Gomes could have scored in the first half, with Lee O’Connor rattling the crossbar before Gomes’ chance on goal. United will face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday morning, their last match of 2016.
Goals: Tahith Chong 64′
Assists: Jake Kenyon 64′
Manchester United: Moutha-Sebtaoui; Tanner, Warren, O’Connor, Kenyon (Burkart); Hamilton, Whelan; Buffonge (Chong), Gribbin (Boonen), Gomes; Bohui
Substitutes Not Used: Dunne, Fojticek, Barlow
Bookings: Ethan Hamilton 78′