Spurs 3-0 Manchester United:(match report)
Tottenham Hotspur were involved in a thrilling victory at White Hart lane yesterday afternoon as they saw off Manchester United at White Hart Lane for the first time in 14 seasons, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men won by three goals to nil. The first half started in uninspiring fashion due to the Red Devils defensive game plan, Van Gaal’s side halted nearly any creativity produced from the Lillywhites as they choked us with their high line and defensive duals through out the field of play. However, the one chance of note in the first half came just before the half hour mark as Erik Lamela headed a fraction wide of the left post, after being found well by a Christian Eriksen pass which was played in perfectly by the Dane, Lamela from close range got his angles wrong as his headed effort went out for a goal kick. The game changed considerably in the second half as Spurs started with an attacking flair and they went close shortly after the restart through Eriksen who danced his way past two defenders before firing an effort from just outside the box, his shot was well saved from the alert De Gea. De Gea again produced a fine save shortly afterwards after Eric Dier let fly from distance and the Spaniard was forced into action to pull of a good save to deny Dier.
Man united’s best chance of the game came just past the hour mark, via a fine piece of skill from Anthony Martial who criss crossed through the Spurs Defence before firing an effort from close range straight at Lloris in the Tottenham net. However our captain dealt well with his fellow internationals effort as he palmed it away from danger. Tottenham’s patience finally paid off 70 minutes in as Dele Alli started off a sensational six minute goal rush for the Lillywhites after he received a perfectly measured cross from Eriksen on the left wing and Alli confidently slotted home from close range to beat David De Gea and put Spurs one up. Four minutes later Spurs doubled their lead through Toby Alderweireld, the Belgian got on the end of Erik Lamela’s cross from the resulting free kick and the central defender rose high to plant his header perfectly in to the bottom right hand corner of the net. Erik Lamela sent the Spurs fans jumping for joy two minutes afterwards as he struck Spurs’s third of the game after receiving a low cross from Rose, the Argentine sweetly placed the ball first time in the bottom left hand corner of the net in what was a superb goal to put the game out of sight for Man United.
Within less than six minutes Spurs crushed man united with their wonderfully executed attacking prowess and Pochettino’s men almost got a fourth through Harry Kane on 79 minutes, Kane’s headed effort came after a fine Lamela free kick and the England international was desperately unlucky not to get on the score sheet as De Gea pulled off a wonderful save to tip the ball over the bar. The final score in this thrilling match, Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Manchester United as Pochettino’s men keep the title race open for at least another week. COYS⚽️
Additional notes: Erik Lamela was my man of the match, the Argentine worked exceptionally hard as he covered more ground than any one on the pitch and his hard work paid off for he got an assist and a goal in yesterday’s thrilling match. Furthermore, Christan put in another exceptional performance as his creativity helped win us the match, the Denmark international also got an assist after setting up the first goal. Another key performer was Toby Alderweireld who’s dominant and impressive display in the centre of defence was excellent, and the Belgian also scored the second goal to put the distance between us and Man United.
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Lamela (Chadli 87), Alli (Mason 90+2), Eriksen, Kane (Son 89). Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Trippier, Wimmer, Carroll.