Tottenham vs Manchester United: A match review.

I was invited to this game  by a mate of mine who supports Spurs. I was thinking of going to the Birmingham vs Sunderland game but staying over in Birmingham after watching a probable Sunderland collapse (I was right in the end with that) plus the cost of travel it really wasn’t much of a contest

Tottenham have had a tough fixture list recently. Playing Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal in the big derby, if they  are going to cement their places in the top four they should be looking at at least two wins and a draw to keep their chances

I was expecting a fairly close game, maybe one  goal to separate the teams. Instead I watched utd have one of worst games of their season.

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It only took 11 seconds for spurs to score their first

The game kicked  off Vertonghen booted the ball to Kane, who passed it to Alli. A quick pass to Eriksen and he slotted it past De Gea. It only took 11 seconds for United to concede. No discredit to spurs but united were absolutely awful. Occasionally they threatened but it really didn’t concern the  Tottenham defence too much. Lukaku had  a chance to level, but it was easily  saved by Lloris.

Tottenham really should have been ahead  by 2 or 3. At times instead  of shooting they’d try and be a bit clever and tried to dribble it around the defenders. Now normally I like it when strikers frustrate the opposition, but I think Spurs really needed to kill  the game off.

Eventually though Spurs got their  second goal, Trippier crossed the ball in, hoping it reached Kane. Instead the ball found Phill Jones who accidentally booted the ball into his own net.

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Spurs celebrating their second goal

United really didn’t  look like scoring, they had a few chances leading up  to half-time, but apart from that, they weren’t much of a threat.

 

During the first fifteen  minutes of the second half, United were playing better, they had a few chances that looked threatening, and for a while Spurs looked a bit shaky. Eventually however, spurs  regained control of the game, and they came very close to scoring another goal.

 

It really summed up uniteds evening, when Fellaini came on for Pogba, seven minutes after coming on himself. United were absolutely shocking, don’t get me wrong, spurs played brilliantly, defensively Tottenham were brilliant. Getting stuck in, making sure United didn’t get any proper chance of scoring.

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Spurs pushing for a third

If United really  want to compete for the league  title they really need to do better  than this. Defensively they were all over the place, and they shiush have been better up front

All in all a fantastic display  from Spurs, they’re really are starting to look like a consistent top four  side

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