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EPL: Manchester United edge past Southampton

London: Anthony Martial continued his dream start to life at Manchester United as he scored twice in their comeback victory at Southampton.

Manchester United's French striker Anthony Martial (C) and teammates congratulate Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata (L) on scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England. Pic/AFP
Manchester United's French striker Anthony Martial (C) and teammates congratulate Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata (L) on scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England. Pic/AFP 

Last year it was Robin van Persie who scored twice in a narrow win for Louis van Gaal's side at St Mary's but now United supporters have a new hero as their £36million deadline-day signing continued his impressive start to life in the Premier League.

Graziano Pelle scored the first and last goals of the game but Martial levelled before the break and benefited from a lapse in concentration from Maya Yoshida to put United in front early after the break, with Juan Mata also on the scoresheet in the 3-2 win.

David De Gea, so nearly a late departure in the transfer window, also shone for United, with one save from Jose Fonte in particular key to the win.

The visitors started poorly as their defence failed to cope with the movement from Southampton's front four and it was only a matter of time before they were made to pay.

EPL points table

Manchester City 6 5 0 1 12 2 15
Manchester Utd 6 4 1 1 9 5 13
West Ham 6 4 0 2 13 7 12
Leicester 6 3 3 0 13 9 12
Arsenal 6 3 1 2 5 5 10
Everton 6 2 3 1 8 5 9
Swansea 6 2 3 1 7 5 9
Crystal Palace 6 3 0 3 8 7 9
Tottenham 6 2 3 1 5 4 9
Watford 6 2 3 1 5 5 9
Norwich 6 2 2 2 9 10 8
West Bromwich 6 2 2 2 4 6 8
Liverpool 6 2 2 2 4 7 8
Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 8 9 7
Chelsea 6 2 1 3 9 12 7
Southampton 6 1 3 2 7 8 6
Aston Villa 6 1 1 4 6 9 4
Stoke 6 0 3 3 5 9 3
Newcastle 6 0 2 4 3 9 2
Sunderland 6 0 2 4 6 13 2

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