Classic Moments – Southampton 6 – 3 Manchester United

Manchester United defeated Southampton 2-1 tonight to extend their lead at the top of the Premiership.

But back in the 1996-1997 season, Southampton produced one of the best displays ever against the Red Devils at the Dell.

Having beaten them famously the season before when Sir Alex Ferguson claimed the ‘grey’ shirts of United had blended in with the crowd, the Saints were out for revenge.

United had lost 5-0 to Newcastle United the week before and their fortunes were little better here as they were never in the game.

A hat-trick from Egil Ostenstad, a brace from Eyal Berkovic and a wonder strike from Matt Le Tissier gave the saints a memorable victory.

United, like the season before would go on to claim the title, but this game goes down as a classic for all football fans.

You can relive the action here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6J-4RIRsms

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