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EPL: 10-Man Utd Held By Southampton, Casemiro To Serve 4-Match Ban

EPL: 10-Man Utd Held By Southampton, Casemiro To Serve 4-Mat

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Ten-Man Manchester United had a frustrating match against bottom-placed Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

The game ended in a 0-0 draw, and midfielder Casemiro was sent off in the 34th minute for a high boot against Carlos Alcaraz.

The midfielder will now have to serve a four-match ban across domestic competitions, starting with next Sunday's clash versus Fulham at Old Trafford in the Emirates FA Cup.

The former Real Madrid anchor man will also sit out league games with Newcastle (away), Brentford and Everton (both at home) following the international break.

He will, however, still be available in European competition, with Ten Hag's side travelling to Seville this week for the second leg of our Europa League round-of-16 tie with Real Betis.

His red card gave Southampton a boost of confidence and resulted in an open game with good chances at both ends.

Despite numerous attempts, neither team was able to score. Manchester United's captain, Bruno Fernandes, hit the post with a low shot, and Marcus Rashford's one-on-one with Southampton's goalkeeper, Gavin Bazunu, was well saved.

Meanwhile, Southampton missed several opportunities, including a point-blank header and a chipped shot by Theo Walcott, both of which were saved by David de Gea. Kyle Walker-Peters hit the post, and James Ward-Prowse saw a free-kick go close.

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay nearly scored an own goal, but defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka saved the day by scooping the ball off the line.

The draw was disappointing for Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, who was hoping for a win after last week's 7-0 loss to Liverpool in the league. Despite this, his team remains comfortably placed in the top four positions that qualify for next season's Champions League.

United fans were unhappy with a series of penalty appeals that referee Anthony Taylor waved away. They were also angry about the decision to send off Casemiro, who left the pitch in tears. This was his second sending-off for Manchester United in quick succession, after being expelled against Crystal Palace last month.

Southampton's manager, Ruben Selles, was pleased with his team's performance but disappointed with a point. The Saints are currently at the bottom of the standings with 22 points, two points off the safety zone in the fight against relegation.

Despite the draw, the game was intense and provided good entertainment for football fans.

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