Sheffield United's match-winner Marc McNulty had to pinch himself after his goal earned victory over Southampton and a place in the Capital One Cup semi-final.
Robin van Persie's brace handed Manchester United a 2-1 victory at Southampton and gave Louis van Gaal first Premier League blood in his 10-year feud with Ronald Koeman.
Yaya Toure and Frank Lampard's strikes took Manchester City up to second in the Barclays Premier League table and handed Southampton an ominous start to a daunting run of festive fixtures coming up.
NATHANIEL CLYNE'S late equaliser earned high-flying Southampton a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa last night, denying Paul Lambert a much-needed victory in his 100th match in charge of the Premier League strugglers.
THE only career advice James Milner feels qualified to offer John Guidetti is to tone down his goal celebrations.