The name Obafemi Martins might be very familiar with football fans in Nigeria, Africa and the World at large. But a new Obafemi has just risen at the St Mary as Southampton become only the second club to take points from Manchester United since the league restart after a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in a game United fans will not forget in a hurry.
Manchester United needed a victory against the Saints to leapfrog both Leicester and Chelsea to climb third in the league table.
But a draw see them remain fifth as substitute Obafemi’s late equaliser deny the host the chance to move up the table.
Who is Southampton goalscorer Obafemi?
Full Name : Michael Oluwadurotimi Patrick Rory Obafemi.
He might be very unfamiliar with the surroundings at Old Trafford, having played his first game there, but his name will be remembered for bad as far as the club’s quest for a top-four is concerned.
Obafemi has scored just his third goal for the club with that tap-in against United.
The attacker has pledged his Nationality to the Republic of Ireland, but will be crucified by fans in Nigeria as his names has Nigerian descents.
Signed by Southampton from where?
The saints acquired his services in 2018 from lower side Leyton Orient as he has since gone on to make 22 appearances for the club with just his third goal.
Minutes on the pitch
The 20-year old has spent just about five active minutes on the pitch before causing damage to Manchester United who thought they have won the game as extra time was almost gone.
Southampton’s run of form has been superb in the post-coronavirus era, a draw at old Trafford has levelled them up on points with Everton, with three matches to go, they sure on safety.