France international earns a penalty which Bruno Fernandes transformed, counteracting Steven Bergwijn’s opener for Spurs.
A minute of magic from Paul Pogba assisted Manchester United make a should have point in a 1-1 draw at Tottenham, where there was some late VAR drama.
The Frenchman, showing up against his former foe Jose Mourinho, produced a great piece of ability to win an 81 st-minute penalty, which Bruno Fernandes coolly transformed to counteract Steven Bergwijn‘s first-half opener for Spurs.
It looked like Fernandes would have a second chance from the spot 10 minutes later on when referee Jonathan Moss saw another foul by Eric Dier, however the video referee appropriately reversed the decision.
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United were full worth for their point and had a host of possibilities to win the game in the second half as Spurs failed to see it out, in spite of their practical technique.
The hosts led after Bergwijn’s 27 th-minute strike, which made United goalkeeper David De Gea strong criticism– especially from former captain Roy Keane— for not stopping a shot which was straight at him.
A win for Mourinho against his former club would have put them securely back in the race for the Champions League however they stay outsiders, still 4 points behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s men, who extended their unbeaten run to 12 games in all competitions.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) and Paul Pogba welcome after the match (PA)
The first 20 minutes at Tottenham’s arena, with particularly created acoustics to assist keep the sound of 62,000 fans in regardless of the new typical of empty seats, were uninspiring
United were somewhat the much better side and must have gone on minutes prior to the first beverages break, however Marcus Rashford, who had a huge week off the pitch, might not transform a golden opportunity.
Davinson Sanchez‘s miscued header went directly to the England international at the far post however his first- time shot was straight at Hugo Lloris, who succeeded to keep the ball out with his feet.
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford came close to topping a huge week with a goal in the first half (PA)
It appeared United were going to understand the game by the scruff of the neck as Lloris was pushed into 2 more regular conserves from Fred and after that Fernandes.
However it was Spurs who went on with their first real attack of the game as Bergiwjn produced a minute of specific ability and power.
Serge Aurier‘s interception was up to Bergwijn who rupture through the United defence as if they were not there and fired an effective effort through the hands of De Gea.
It was great play by the Dutchman however concerns will be asked of the way Harry Maguire and Fred were beaten so quickly and likewise over De Gea’s failure to keep the ball out, with Sky Sports expert Keane stating he needs to not be permitted back on the bus after the game.
Roy Keane was vital of David De Gea for his part in Tottenham’s goal (PA)
If De Gea was at fault then he made some satisfaction 5 minutes later on with an excellent conserve,
Spurs had pleasure down the right and Bergwijn sent out in a welcoming cross for Boy Heung-min, however the Spaniard acrobatically toppled the crossbar.
United came out significance business after the break and they managed the game, establishing camp in Tottenham’s half.
Mourinho’s men were undaunted, however, and limited the possibilities United had, with Fernandes’ drilled effort their best shot.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was facing his former team (PA)
Pogba, who played under Mourinho at Old Trafford, was caused and he right away assisted up the ante even further.
However Spurs were repellent and a dazzling deal with from Dier rejected Anthony Martial, who then brought a dazzling conserve out of Lloris– the Frenchman rejecting his compatriot with an acrobatic topple the bar.
They might not hold out, however, as a little Pogba magic assisted United draw level in the 80 th minute.
The Frenchman humiliated Dier by ghosting past him and after that drew a foul out of him, with Fernandes with confidence striking the penalty into the bottom corner.
On the stroke of 90 minutes United were granted another penalty when Dier was adjudged to have actually tripped Fernandes, however VAR chose there was no foul and it ended 1-1.