Adkins deflated by late defeat
- From the section Football
Manager Nigel Adkins is deflated that Southampton could not hold out for a draw after Robin Van Persie's 90th minute header gave Manchester United a 3-2 win.
The Saints led twice with Rickie Lambert opening the score before Morgan Schneiderlin put the hosts ahead again following Van Persie's first equaliser.
The Dutchman missed a penalty but recovered to draw United level before his decisive stoppage-time intervention.
The result leaves Southampton pointless and bottom of the Premier League after three defeats.