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Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Manchester United: 5 Talking Points, Premier League 2018/19

What a win for United
What a win for United
Parth Athale
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Modified 14 Jun 2019, 01:55 IST
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Manchester United claimed a 1-0 win over Tottenham at Wembley Stadium, their fifth consecutive one in the Premier League.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring in late in the first half, when he latched on to Paul Pogba's wonderful pass. The finish was accurate, and Hugo Lloris couldn't do much about it. David De Gea turned it on in the second half, as he made 11 saves after the interval to keep Tottenham at bay.

The home side flung everything they had at United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side held on for the three points. Spurs failed to take the chance to go second in the table, whereas United moved closer to the top four with the win.

It was a disappointing day for Tottenham, and the result left them 9 points adrift of Liverpool in the top spot. Both Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane picked up injuries, which further dented their outing. Manchester United, on the other hand, are rolling.

Here are the major talking points from the game

#1 Dave saves everything, quite literally

De Gea was superhuman against Spurs
De Gea was superhuman against Spurs

Remember when De Gea did some crazy things at the Emirates last season? Well, he did it again at Wembley today. The Spaniard pulled off a string of impressive saves and left the Spurs attackers helpless by the end.

De Gea made 11 saves in the game, which was the most by any goalkeeper in the Premier League this season. Quite a few of them thwarted good chances for Spurs, and his footwork especially was exemplary.

The saves aside, he exuded a sense of impenetrability which would surely have psychologically affected the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli. Both of them combined had 7 shots saved, and the two English internationals would have been sick of the sight of him by full-time.

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He deservedly picked up the Man of the Match award after the final whistle. Goalkeepers usually don't win you matches individually, it's the goalscorers who do that. But David De Gea did just that for Manchester United, and in sensational fashion.

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Published 14 Jan 2019, 08:00 IST
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