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3 Reasons why Manchester United won against Tottenham Hotspur | Premier League 2018-19

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Solskjaer made it six wins out of six
Solskjaer made it six wins out of six

Manchester United recorded a gritty 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening to go level on points with Arsenal. The win keeps Manchester United in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

United created chances early in the game and were threatening on the counter. The pace of Lingard, Martial, and Rashford troubled Spurs defense throughout the game. After threatening on the counter for the majority of the first half, United eventually broke the deadlock in the 44th minute when Pogba capitalized on a poor pass by Trippier to send Rashford clear.

The English forward kept his cool and ensured that United led at half time against a team they haven’t enjoyed facing recently. After the break, the home side tried everything in their power to get on level terms but Manchester United and David De Gea stood strong to hand Solskjaer his 6th consecutive victory as Manchester United manager.

Here is a look at the three reasons why Manchester United won against Tottenham Hotspur.

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#3 Manchester United clinical in front of goal

Rashford seized on an opening to punish Spurs
Rashford seized on an opening to punish Spurs

The Red Devils arrived at Wembley having scored 14 goals in their previous four league outings and on Sunday evening and they displayed exactly why they’ve been a free-scoring in recent weeks.

Manchester United always looked a menace on the break and mercilessly exploited the space Trippier and Davies left behind. All of these aspects combined perfectly in the 44th minute as Pogba latched onto a spare ball in midfield to set Rashford away. The Englishman adhered to his recent upturn in fortunes and clinically slotted the ball past Lloris to put the Red Devils ahead.

On a day when Spurs struggled to unlock the Manchester United defence, the Red Devils came up with the goods when it mattered most. Courtesy of their fifth consecutive league victory, they can now realistically harbor hopes of a top-four finish.

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Published 14 Jan 2019, 07:35 IST
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