Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night in the Premier League, ending Jose Mourinho’s 100% record at Spurs since he took the job a few weeks ago. Marcus Rashford scored a brace for United, his fourth against a top-six club in the league. Dele Alli scored the only goal for Spurs six minutes before the end of the half. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be happy with the victory.
United took the lead in the sixth minute of the match through Marcus Rashford who now has 13 goal contributions (11 goals and two assists) in his last 13 matches for club and country. Jesse Lingard did well to pick Davinson Sanchez on the left allowing Rashford to beat Paulo Gazzaniga at the near post, something the Spurs goalkeeper should have done much better in stopping.
The lead lasted 33 minutes with Dele Alli equalising with a sublime goal in the 39th minute of the match after Serge Aurier saw a shot blocked by David De Gea with Spurs recycling play, sending the ball back into the box for Alli to flick the ball over his and Victor Lindelof’s head before volleying into the far corner. There was a short delay to check VAR for a handball but the goal was awarded.
United took the lead again in the 49th minute of the match after Rashford won a penalty. The England forward stared down Gazzaniga on the run-up and rolled the ball into the bottom corner as the Argentinian dived in the other direction. That was Rashford’s ninth goal in his last nine starts, his 14th goal contribution in the last 13 appearances. At 2-1 up, there was still work to do for United to get back to winning ways.
Goals: Marcus Rashford 6′, 49′ (pen); Dele Alli 39′
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; McTominay, Fred; James, Lingard (Shaw 87′), Rashford; Greenwood (Pereira 80′)
Substitutes Not Used: Romero; Tuanzebe, Williams; Mata, Garner
Bookings: Harry Winks 13′