Record equalled in front of away support

Sunday 22 August 2021 16:40

Manchester United equalled the all-time record for consecutive Premier League matches unbeaten away from home following the 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.

The Reds came from behind to salvage a point against the Saints courtesy of Mason Greenwood’s 55th-minute strike on the south coast. 

Although it is not the three points, the draw does mean that United have levelled Arsenal’s record of 27 successive away games without defeat in the Premier League, originally registered by the Gunners between April 2003 and September 2004. 

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Mason Greenwood was on the mark for the Reds during a hard-fought contest on the south coast.

Our own bit of history was recorded in front of an away end of United fans in the Reds’ first competitive game on the road with our travelling supporters since before the pandemic. 

That came at Pride Park over 17 months ago, when Odion Ighalo (2) and Luke Shaw got on the scoresheet as the Reds overcame Derby County in an FA Cup fifth-round tie, back in March 2020. 

Unfortunately, a winning return was not meant to be, but it was great to have our away support back on our travels and there is no doubt that it helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to rally from behind at St Mary’s. 

In last weekend’s victory over Leeds United, the return of fans to Old Trafford saw us break a noise record at the Theatre of Dreams, and although our travelling number was of course smaller, the backing we received today from our supporters made for a great atmosphere all round in Southampton’s first home game in front of fans. 

The Reds, located in the right-hand side of the Northam Stand, made full use of the return by going through the full song book on the south coast!

There were plenty of classic chants alongside some of the newer ones, including the recently updated ‘Ole’s at the wheel’ chant, following the signing of Jadon Sancho. 

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Paul's involvement in our equaliser at St Mary's saw him set a new Premier League record.

Speaking of new player songs, you may have seen a viral video of our supporters’ new chant for Edinson Cavani in the last week, and that debuted on the away terraces for the first time too. 

Bruno Fernandes, who has only had a brief opportunity to play in front of our traveling Reds since he arrived in Manchester, will have heard his own ‘Bruno, Bruno, Bruno’ chant too, as our away support showed off their lyrical nous. 

Next stop for United fans is Molineux for next weekend’s trip to Wolves, and here’s to another bouncing away end, and a win to go with it, in the Midlands.

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