First win since Kane’s departure: Tottenham beat Manchester United

First win since Kane's departure: Tottenham beat Manchester United

Manchester United initially showed a clear improvement compared to the flattering 1-0 opening win against Wolves, in which huge gaps had opened up again and again, especially in midfield. The guests attacked early and recorded numerous promising attacks and deals. Of the six shots on goal in the first quarter of an hour, however, only Rashford’s was dangerous, which Spurs goalkeeper Vicario just saved just before the goal (13th).

The first half mostly went in one direction for long stretches. After Rabona passed Bruno Fernandes over the Spurs defense, Rashford headed over it, but was possibly offside anyway (24′). United called for a penalty after Pedro Porro deflected Garnacho’s shot in the penalty area with his hand towards a corner (26′). But it continued after the VAR check.

The best United chance was missed by Bruno Fernandes, who headed freely from five yards out after a Shaw cross, but put it well over the goal (37′). Tottenham, who had become really dangerous for the first time through Sarr (30th): Son, Kane’s successor as captain, hung up in front of the penalty area for Pedro Porro, who hit the ball with a full span on the crossbar hunted. A few seconds later the ball landed on the aluminum again when Shaw deflected a cross off the post (40′).

Turbulent start to the second half – Lisandro Martinez twice unlucky

The second round was turbulent. Kulusevski initially had too much space on the right side of the box and then was lucky that Lisandro Martinez deflected his cross in such a way that it became the perfect template for the rushing Pape Sarr, who made it 1-0 (49 ‘). On the other hand, Antony almost immediately silenced the jubilation. However, the Brazilian’s left-footed shot hit the post (50′). A little later, Onana prevented the double strike with a strong foot defense against Udogie (52nd). His goalkeeper colleague Vicario, on the other hand, had to stretch out when Casemiro headed far too freely after a free kick (56’).

However, the Spurs were clearly much better in the flow, showing fast-paced attacking football from time to time. Shaw blocked a Son shot in dire need (62nd). Lisandro Martinez, who acted unhappily again, made the decision. Perisic crossed into the middle, where substitute Davies touched the ball slightly before the Argentine world champion scored it in his own goal (83′).

That sealed the first loss of the season for Manchester United, who will rue their chances. In a duel between two former European Cup winners, the Red Devils will welcome Nottingham Forest next Saturday (4 p.m.). Tottenham visit Bournemouth at lunchtime.


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