Tune in at 11:00 AM ET as Southampton takes on Man United. David Esposto will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Good morning footy fans! I'm David Esposto and welcome to theScore Live Blog's ongoing coverage of the English Premier League. Newly promoted Southampton welcome Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United to the St.Mary's Stadium.
Here are your starting XI's, formations and available substitutions for both sides:
Southampton (4-5-1): K Davis; Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox; Ward-Prowse, Schneiderlin, S Davis, Puncheon, Lallana; Lambert. Subs: Gazzaniga, Rodriguez, Lee, Guly, Richardson, Mayuka, Seaborne.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Lindegaard; Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley, Kagawa; Valencia, Van Persie, Welbeck. Subs: De Gea, Evans, Giggs, Hernandez, Nani, Scholes, Powell.
New Southampton signing from Bologna, Gaston Ramirez arrived at his new club too late to feature today. A monumental occasion today for SAF, whose celebrating his 1,000th league game in charge. Can United get Ferguson a victory, or will the Saints get their first win of the season? Tune in to find out!
United in white. Southampton in red. Fans at the St. Mary's in full voice.
2 mins: United with a free kick on the right. RVP delivers, but it still clangs around the area before the home side clear momentarily, before United win it back.
4 mins: Clever flick from RVP inside the Southampton area, but the Saints clear the danger
6 mins: RVP does well to chest the ball down following a high ball played through from the United half. The final touch, however, lets him down.
@ronnbrowne He's on the bench, unsure has to why he's not in the starting line-up.
8 mins: Lindegaard has to rush out of his area and boot the ball away on the right side, as the Saints player was rushing onto it
9 mins: Referee Mike Dean gives United a free kick on the edge of half. Its taken quickly, as Utd move into the Saints half.
10 mins: Southampton now play it wide to the right. The ball is then crossed into the far post, but Lambert's header is easily collected by Lindegaard, who clears.
11 mins: The Saints change flanks from right to left as they look to spread the United midfield. Possession is short lived as Puncheon fouls Welbeck.
@azharul uddin No, he didn't arrive in time to make the team sheet. Expect him in the side next week
13 mins: Southampton corner, from the right. The ball is played low, towards the penalty spot and Lallana does well to get a shot off, but it doesn't trouble Lindegaard.
14 mins: Saints with possession again, as Lallana lays it off for Schneiderlin, but his shot is skied over the bar.
16 mins: GOAL! Southampton 1-0! Lambert! Great work from Schneiderlin to intercept the ball and lay it off to the right. A cross is then played to the back post and Lambert rises over Ferdinand and heads it into the bottom right corner. No chance for Lindegaard there.
Southampton 1 Man Utd 0.
19 mins: Southampton looking extremely confident after opening the scoring. United now have some work to do, following a dominating spell of early possession. The Saints needed one chance and they took it well.
20 mins: United creeping into the Southampton half. Kagawa controls the ball with his right foot and has a shot from outside the area thats saved by the Saints keeper. Corner United, from the left. It's taken, but nothing doing as United are forced to start from the back.
21 mins: United spreading the ball around the Saints half. A high, hopeful cross from the left is easily collected by Davis, who takes his time clearing the ball.
23 mins: GOAL! United equalize 1-1! RVP! Valencia chips the ball into the box from the right, and an unfortunate slip from Klein in the area allows the Dutchman to calmly slot the ball into the bottom right corner of the goal from the left side of the area. All tied up now at St. Mary's.
Southampton 1 Man Utd 1.
25 mins: Southampton win back possession on the left and quickly switch flanks to the right as RVP tussles to win the ball back. United then slow things down and start from the back, as they spread it to the right flank.
27 mins: Rafael with a surging run down the right before threading a ball through for Valencia. He plays it across, and United win a free kick directly in the middle of the pitch, inside the quadrant at the top of the area. RVP standing over it...
29 mins: RVP takes and he tries to place it into the top left corner, but it doesn't go as planned, and the Saints have a goal kick. Fortunate for them, the Dutchman could not strike.
31 mins: Lallana does well to find space on the right side of the area following a clever through ball. He shimmies and steps over as he takes on Rafael, he lifts a cross into the area, but doesn't harm the United goal.