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Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester United: 5 Key Talking Points

Anirudh Menon
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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League
Alexis Sanchez had a PL debut to forget

Score: Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 Manchester United

Goalscorers: Christian Eriksen 1', Phil Jones (own goal) 28'

It was a chastening experience at Wembley for Manchester United as they got thoroughly overwhelmed by an excellent Tottenham Hotspur side that can rightly consider themselves unlucky to have won this only by a two-goal margin.

Here, then, are the key talking points from the match


#5 Christian Eriksen leads Tottenham blitzkrieg

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League
Eriksen celebrates after scoring - within 11 seconds of kickoff

Ledley King vs Bradford in 2000 and Alan Shearer vs Manchester City in 2003 - those are the only two instances in Premier League football history (that's when football started, neh?) that anyone has scored a goal faster than Christian Eriksen did in this match.

Right from kick-off (Harry Kane stealing a few metres before the whistle blew), Tottenham surged forward and by dint of sheer numbers and "I-want-it-more"-ness had the ball in the back of the net within 10.48 seconds.

That set the tone for the match with the men in white pressing high, pressing well, and completely cutting of the United supply lines. With a 1-0 lead in the bag, they played the way they love to play (as Mourinho noted) - on the counter - and it's more a reflection of some lax finishing from Harry Kane than anything United did on the night that the score remained just 2-0.

Hyeung Min Son, Delle Alli and Christian Eriksen all impressed through the night as their constant running - and impeccable passing - gave United's defenders hell.

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