Conceding a penalty against a team that won the Premier League a record 11 times and have made a name out of late come-backs is never going to be easy viewing. One Southampton fan at the match yesterday couldn’t watch as Robin Van Persie stepped up to try to equalise for Manchester United.
Luckily for this Saints fan RVP saw his penalty saved and although he’d missed the Panenka fail this fan wasn’t slow in celebrating. Unfortunately his joy was short-lived as Van Persie went on to complete his hat-trick and in typically late fashion Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won 3-2.
Despite credible performances against both Manchester sides, Southampton are still 11/10 for the drop after not picking up a single point in their opening three games. Manchester United are 2/1 to lift the Premier League trophy and Van Persie is the 11/4 favourite to finsih the season as the top goalscorer.