The scintillating encounter of Tottenham vs Manchester United was the best attraction of midweek’s Premier League actions, and the match, by all means, lived up to the expectations.
The match could not have started in a better manner for the home side. Right after the kickoff, Jan Vertonghen sent a long ball that eventually met Dele Alli inside the Manchester United box. Alli’s shot was mistimed, but it then fell on a nice location for Christian Eriksen who made no mistake to slot it home. And Tottenham were 1-0 up within fifteen seconds.
Mourinho’s day further worsened at the stroke of 28th minute. Kieran Trippier tried to play a delicious low ball to Harry Kane from the right side, but much to the dismay of the traveling United fans, it was Phil Jones who, in an attempt to make a clearance, put the ball into own nets. The lead was doubled, and Spurs were ready to go for safe three points against the second boys in the league log.
Spurs got a few more chances in the first 45 minutes. In fact, two of them fell to none other than Kane. But, the Englishman’s attempts were saved rather comfortably by De Gea. And the scoreline for Tottenham vs Manchester United remained 2-0 at the break.
In the second half, ten minutes into the game, Romelu Lukaku got the first opportunity for the visitors, but his effort was parried off by Hugo Lloris. However, after that, Spurs got hold of the game very soon, and created many more opportunities. De Gea had a really busy time at this moment, and he had to come up with several stunning saves to keep United in the match.
For the rest of the match, the hosts maintained their calm and composure and held on to the lead. The resilient defense of Mauricio Pochettino’s team were too good to break for Alexis Sanchez and his teammates. In the end, Tottenham vs Manchester United ended in a happy 2-0 win for the home side.
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele (Wanyama, 90’+1′); Eriksen, Alli (Sissoko, 87′), Son (Lamela, 80′); Kane.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young; Pogba (Mata, 63′), Matic; Martial, Lingard (Fellaini, 63′; Herrera, 70′), Sanchez; Lukaku.
Goals: Eriksen (1′), Jones (OG, 28′).
Yellow card: Dembele (13′), Jones (38′), Young (73′), Alli (85′).
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