AT HALF: Cedric’s dynamic free kick, Rashford’s 2 assists have it level


Well, this was a half of football at St. Mary’s, with Southampton and Manchester United staging a 2-2 first half on Saturday in the Premier League.

Saints took the lead in the 13th minute, with 18-year-old Michael Obafemi taking a couple touches atop the box before finding Armstrong wide for a low drive past David De Gea.

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An outstanding free kick put United in real danger, as Cedric Soares dipped a vicious effort over the wall and inside the near post. De Gea was flailing at the effort, and Saints had a 2-0 lead.

Romelu Lukaku scored his first goal since mid-September when he burst onto a deft Marcus Rashford touch pass to make it 2-1 in the 34th.

And Rashford set up Herrera for a gorgeous backheeled finish with a powerful run into the right side of the box.