Manchester United further narrowed down Tottenham’s hopes of making the Premier League’s top four as brilliant second-half performance saw them come from behind to secure a very well deserved victory at Tottenham hotspur stadium.
Having already suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat at home to Tottenham in the first half of the season, Ole Gunnar’s men went into Sunday’s tie hoping to settle scores and with José Mourinho’s looking to secure a victory which keeps them within reach of a Champions League position, the clash as indeed one to watch, and it surely did not disappoint.
With Martial out injured, Ole gave Edinson Cavani the nod to start and the Uruguayan thought he’d given United the lead in the 34th minute. Still, the goal got controversially ruled out by referee Chris Kavanagh following a video assistant referee consultation after Scott McTominay caught Son Heung-min with his trailing arm.
A few minutes later, Son fired Spurs ahead to United’s greatest dismay, a lead the hosts maintained into the break.
The visitors got back into the game thanks to Fred’s 57th-minute equalizer and his first EPL goal since 2018.
United dominated the second half as soon, their efforts pairs off when Cavani’s header put them front with 11 minutes left to stoppage time.
Being a club for late dramas, United took the tally to three-goal just at the nick of time when substitute Mason Greenwood sent in a belter.
The victory leaves United 11 points behind City rivals and League leaders, Manchester City, who suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat to Leeds United on Saturday, with a game in hand.
For their next task, United will welcome Granada to the Theatre of Dreams on Thursday for the Europa League quarter-final second leg, holding a 2-0 lead, before they move on to hosting Burnley at home the Premier League on Sunday.
While Spurs, who are out of the Europa League, will be looking to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat when they trade tackles with Everton in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Friday