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Tottenham 1-3 Manchester United: Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood all on target as Red Devils mount superb second-half come back to dent Jose Mourinho’s Champions League hopes

Manchester United record a comeback victory to defeat Tottenham 3-1 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in their Premier League clash.

Son Heung-min put Spurs ahead in the first half when Harry Kane played a superb pass in to the path of Lucas Moura and the Brazilian played the ball across goal, Son swept it in.

Edinson Cavani had a goal ruled out by VAR for a foul by Scott McTominay.

It seemed the right decision and McTominay could even have been sent off, given that he had already been booked.

However, United were dominant in the second half, beginning with Fred’s equaliser in the 57th minute.

Cavani did get his goal, converting with a sublime header from Mason Greenwood’s cross.

Fernandes teed up substitute Greenwood on the right and his first time cross was headed in by the diving Cavani at the far post.

Tottenham had the chance to convert the rebound but could not do it. Then, in the last minute of added time, Pogba supplied Greenwood on the far side and he drove the ball in at the near post.

Greenwood secured the three points in stoppage time with a powerful drive.

Manchester United, no doubt irritated beyond belief by the way the first half had developed, responded by producing one of the most impressive spells of their season.

They had little rhythm and the game was niggly, too. Too many needless fouls. Tactical fouls, they call them these days.

That probably says everything about where these two teams are at the moment. United, for all their limitations, are moving forwards. Tottenham, lacking belief and unity both on and off the field, are not.

For Spurs, the performance felt definitive. A chance to record a big win missed by dint of a lack of so many of the things required to succeed at this level.

United are on course to finish second in the Premier League, while Spurs’ Champions League hopes are hanging by a thread.

Tottenham are next in action against Everton next Friday in the Premier League at Goodison Park.

Manchester United take on Granada in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final contest on Thursday at Old Trafford.

John NM
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