28th August, 2018
It was definitely a night to forget as quickly as possible for Manchester United and its teeming fans as Tottenham Hotspurs came visiting for a Premier League fixture at the Old Trafford.
The “unimaginable” happened as the visitors ran away with not just the 3 points at stake but a comprehensive 3-0 bashing of the Red Devils. Even the most optimistic Tottenham fan could not have imagined such a scoreline at Old Trafford.
What with the fact that the past record of meetings between both clubs were heavily stacked against the visiting team. However, it was time for a change and it came in an amazing manner.
The Spurs Manager, Pochettino had said before the game that “There are many negative things but you need to believe and I believe more than ever that we can win. We’re winners.” Read details here
And his team proved him right. They not only won the match but did so in a very commanding and confident manner. No one should be surprised if some people are still drinking beer late into the morning somewhere in London.
The first half of the game surprisingly ended in a 0-0 draw even though both teams went at each other as if their lives depended on the game throwing everything they had at one another in an attempt to gain the upper hand. All their efforts somehow produced no goal.
Then came the second half and the difference started to show as Tottenham gradually gained the upper hand. Harry Kane was the first to draw blood as he scored the first goal for Spurs with a delightful header in the 50th minute.
Before the Red Devils could recover from the shock of that goal, Lucas Moura added a second just two minutes later. From that moment on, it was clear that Manchester United were in deep trouble right in front of their own fans.
Their defensive challenges were very visible for all to see and it was no real surprise when the same Lucas Moura added a third goal for Spurs in the 84th minute to seal a remarkable win for the visiting team from London.
Manchester United: De Gea (5), Herrera (5), Smalling (5.5), Jones (5), Valencia (5.5), Pogba (6), Matic (5.5), Fred (5), Shaw (6), Lingard (6), Lukaku (4.5)
Tottenham: Lloris (6.5), Trippier (6.5), Alderweireld (7), Vertonghen (6.5), Rose (6), Dembele (6), Dier (6.5), Alli (6.5), Eriksen (7), Kane (7), Moura (8)