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SOUTHAMPTON---At this rate, Anthony
Martial is starting to look like a bargain.
Martial continued to repay the hefty fee
Manchester United paid Monaco for him
by scoring twice to spearhead a 3-2 win
over Southampton in the Premier League
yesterday. Martial became the most expen-
sive teenager ever in a deal that raised eye-
brows on deadline day, but now has three
goals in two league games.
"I have to say he is doing great," United
manager Louis Van Gaal said. "He has the
talent for it but when you are 19, you can-
not expect consistency. Mostly they shall
have dips. So that, I expect, but that is
not a big problem for me. He has adapted
to the system, that is important."
Danny Ings scored his first goal for Liv-
erpool but couldn t prevent his team from
extending its winless streak in the league
to four games after a 1-1 draw against Nor-
wich at Anfield---despite Daniel Sturridge
returning after a lengthy injury layoff. In
the day s early game, Son Heung-min net-
ted his first league goal to give Tottenham
a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
At St. Mary s stadium, United had to
come from behind after a strike by
Graziano Pelle, but Martial equalized with
his first chance in the 34th minute. Juan
United rallies to beat Southampton
...Liverpool held at home
Mata lost the ball when he was tackled by Maya
Yoshida and Martial capitalised, spinning strongly
away from Virgil van Dijk before slotting a shot
past Maarten Stekelenburg.
Five minutes into the second half, Martial was
gifted his second.
Yoshida drastically under-hit a pass back to his
goalkeeper and Martial collected the ball. Steke-
lenburg rushed out, but Martial was clinical and
threaded the ball into the far corner.
David De Gea made a spectacular one-handed
save from Jose Fonte s header to deny Southampton
an equalizer, and Mata extended United s lead by
converting a rebound after Memphis Depay hit the
Pelle pulled one back for Southampton, but De
Gea helped United hold on with another good save
from Victor Wanyama. The win puts United in sec-
ond place, two points behind Manchester City.
Liverpool is only 13th after a strong start to the
season has petered out worryingly for Brendan
Rodgers was able to name to start Sturridge for
the first time this season alongside Christian Ben-
teke, but the team was left ruing an error by goal-
keeper Simon Mignolet.
His failure to punch a corner to safety led to
Norwich s equaliser through Russell Martin in the
Martin was playing despite having traveled back
to Norwich overnight to witness the birth of his
Benteke lasted 45 minutes alongside Sturridge
before being replaced by Ings at halftime due to
a tight hamstring.
It took Ings three minutes to get on the scoresheet
before Norwich captain Martin scored with a deft
lob over Mignolet.
Rodgers took Sturridge off two minutes later for
Adam Lallana and Liverpool were unable to break
through Norwich again.
"It is disappointing and frustrating not to get
the three points," Rodgers said. "We didn t pass
the ball well in the first half but second half we
created more opportunities. We had chances to win
the game but didn t take them."
Liverpool has eight points from six games---having
earned just two in its last four.
Son scored the decisive goal at White Hart Lane
in the 68th with a low shot under Palace goalkeeper
The South Korea forward now has three goals in
four days after a double in the Europa League on
1 Manchester City
2 ManchesterUnited 6 4 1 1 9 4 13
3 West Ham United
4 Leicester City
7 Swansea City
8 Crystal Palace
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11 Norwich City
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17 Aston Villa
18 Stoke City
19 Newcastle United
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