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Ratings: Tahith Chong scored a spectacular goal in an evening of disappointment

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′

Manchester United

Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui

Seldom needed in the first half of the match. Confident in his area when called upon. Very little for him to do. Unlucky to concede twice in the final eight minutes.

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George Tanner

Decent display in defence for the youngster. Did well to get forward at times, helped his teammates under pressure.

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Tyrell Warren

Commanding in his area, got forward with his teammates, brilliant in his distribution. Nowhere to be seen when Southampton scored, twice.

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Lee O’Connor

Hit the crossbar in the first half. Played some good football at times. One of the best players on the pitch this evening. Caught out when Southampton scored, twice.

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Jake Kenyon

Did all he could do against United. Got forward at times, helped defend, although that was not needed for much of the match. Replaced by Burkart wit United training.

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Ethan Hamilton

Had a good match, got forward, could not capitalise against his opposition and United were hard done by with their chances. Unlucky to not be revelling this evening.

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Callum Whelan

Did what he needed to do throughout the match. Helped his team dominate the opposition, although it did not do them all that good, being knocked out after United conceded twice in the final eight minutes of the match.

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DJ Buffonge

Had a good match playing on the right-wing instead of in the midfield. Attacked and helped create chanced for United, none of which changed the game.

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Callum Gribbin

Starting to find his feet again after a period of injury, despite scoring four goals this season. Got forward, pressured the visitors at times.

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Angel Gomes

Great player. Massive ability on and off the ball. Unlucky to not have scored. Creater of the team, brillianf to see his movement in the game. Future start, maybe.

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Joshua Bohui

Unlucky not to find an equaliser at the end of the second half. Helped dominate Southampton, who took their chance in the dying minutes of the match, twice.

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Substitutes

Tahith Chong

Replaced Buffonge. Scored a stunning goal to put United ahead, but that in itself was not good enough after Southampton scored twice in the final eight minutes of the match.

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Indy Boonen

Replaced Gribbin. Tried to help his team use their advantage to gain something. Was tricky on the ball at times. Some good periods of play.

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Nishan Burkhart

Replaced Kenyon. Came on in the dying minutes. Just did not have the time to get involved.

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