Angel Gomes scored the late winner as Manchester United beat Tottenham 2-1 in the International Champions Cup on Thursday, though the Red Devils will rue another injury suffered by Eric Bailly.
United generally looked the better side across the 90 minutes and 18-year-old Gomes ensured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men made it two wins from as many matches in the ICC with a lovely goal towards the end.
Martial’s pace worried Spurs throughout the first half and, after hitting the post early on, he converted in the 21st minute to leave Paolo Gazzaniga questioning himself.
Numbers of substitutions at the interval unsurprisingly upset the flow of the game, though Spurs were able to make an improvement and they restored parity through Lucas Moura’s deflected effort just past the hour, with United losing Bailly to an apparent knee injury shortly before.
Gomes secured the points for United after a clever exchange with Juan Mata 10 minutes from time, continuing the side’s encouraging pre-season form.
Sissoko was out of order as temper flared in the heat of Shanghai.
Dan James had raced into the corner and was challenged by two Spurs players, with Sissoko sticking the boot in on him right by the corner flag.
It was a kick towards the chest, a naughty little flick of the boot. Some of the players square up angrily.
It was a terrible and deliberate stamp by Sissoko and he’s lucky not to get any punishment. That would be a red card in a competitive game.
Spurs then equalised with 65 minutes on the clock – Lucas bringing the ball down brilliantly on the edge of the box, before seeing his scuffed effort deflect just past the helpless Sergio Romero.
But Solskjaer’s side clinched victory late on, as Gomes played a one-two with Mata and then produced a composed finish from a tight angle to cap a solid cameo from the teenager.