Manchester drops points, moving to 5th position, it means not qualifying for champions league
Manchester drops points they could only manage a 2-2 draw against Southampton. Match started with some early goals from both sides, and the match saw 2 goals from Manchester united and 1 goal from Southampton during the first half of the game. From Manchester United, Marcus Rushford and Anthony Martial did put in their contribution and made their team lead by 2-1 in the first half, after the goal scored by Stuart Armstrong in the early minutes of the match.
2nd half of the match:
The second half started with attacks from Manchester United, but they couldn’t make it to the goal. During the last extra time, Southampton had an equalizer on a corner they got. Michael Obafemi moved the ball inside the goal with a smart touch and brought his team to a 2-2 draw.
With this match, Manchester United had an opportunity to move up to the third position in the table. A late equalizer means that they remain fifth. It is an extraordinary time for the battle for now, because the top four, not top five, will be able to qualify for the champions league.
Which teams are at the top four positions?
When we go through the point table we see four teams leading the point table, leaving Manchester fifth on the point table, which means that Manchester United will not be able to qualify for Champions league. These four teams including Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Leicester City have the following point table records.
Liverpool is leading the points table with a spectacular win vs lost record as it has played 35 matches and has won 30 out of them, with 3 D and 2 L, it stands top on the point table with 93 points. Following Manchester City, he has 72 points with 23 wins out of 35 and 3 Ds and 9 Ls, his 9 Ls does not matter for now as he is seen to be qualified for Champions league with 2nd position on the points table.
Chelsea with 62 points is 3rd in the points table, with 11 Ls against 18 Wins out of 35 total played matches. Leicester City with an equal point as Manchester that’s 59, stands just above Manchester United.
What did the Manchester United Manager say in a post-match interview?
We have been on a great run, and it is not going to be like an open be given three points. So they have got a few tough games or the next three as well, so we did not expect anything else but what we got here today from Southampton. We knew they were going to be positive then we are going to go for it, and that ended with considerable success for us”, said Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
He seemed disappointed after an equalizer made it draw in the last minute, and he said that “You think you have three points in the bag but we probably did not deserve three points today”. He knows that with the 5th position on the points table, we are out of the champions league.