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5 things that went wrong for Manchester United in their 2-0 defeat against Tottenham

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8.61K   //    01 Feb 2018, 18:52 IST

Tottenham convincingly beat Manchester United 2-0 in what was one of the most dominant performances in this season's Premier League. While Tottenham's brilliance was undeniable in their Wembley victory, United's performance was absolutely appalling.

Spurs' win over Manchester United has now most certainly handed Manchester City the title, as the Citizens continued their marvellous campaign by defeating West Brom 3-0 at the Etihad.

Tottenham, on the other hand, took advantage of the failures of the fellow top six sides. Pochettino's men only trail Liverpool and Chelsea by two points now and have increased the gap with sixth-placed Arsenal to six points.

While the simple answer to the question "what went wrong for United?" would be "everything", we take a detailed look at the various factors that played a role in the Red Devils' worst performance of the season.

#5 Conceding after 11 seconds

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League
It took Eriksen under 11 seconds to get his side going

Admittedly, Kane set off a little early on the Spurs' kick-off but what on earth were United doing? A simple Sunday League move- Vertonghen boots the ball up the field, Kane wins the header against Jones, Alli flicks the ball into the centre of the box and Eriksen has one of the easiest finishes of his career.

Mourinho's sides pride themselves in not conceding easy goals, but this just proved to be an indicator of what was to come United's way at Wembley. Their game plan was thrown out of the window after less than a minute and the Red Devils had to leave themselves vulnerable to Tottenham's dangerous counter attacks.

Spurs haven't lost a game when they've gone 1-0 up this season, except for their Carabao Cup collapse against West Ham, and they once again showed why they're so difficult to play once they're ahead.

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