27/08/2018 8:00 pm
|Manchester United||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Kane (50), Lucas Moura (52, 84)|
Earlier this evening Tottenham Hotspur took to the Old Trafford pitch to face off against Manchester United and the increasingly ‘Grumpy One’. Our focus was clear, it was on the result and ensuring it was a positive one to begin offsetting our record against them under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Despite a dismal summer on a transfer front and ongoing White Hart Lane rebuild issues, confidence was high with two wins out of two added to England man Harry Kane breaking his August goalscoring drought.
Having been embarrassed by Brighton and Hove Albion in their last outing, they remained the favourites to show a response tonight and arguably did that in a better first half for them where they bossed chances and possession.
It was all change in the second period though, five minutes after the restart real chances came our way and Kane and Lucas Moura hit a quick-fire double in the 50th and 52nd minute to give us a two-goal advantage.
Lucas Moura completed his brace in the 84th minute to tie the victory and all three points up, so I guess the ‘Grumpy One’ will be the ‘Apoplectic One’ now.
With Danny Rose returning to the starting lineup for the game, plenty of fans will be happy with the night’s business that sees us take a fourth win in 40 years at their ground to maintain our 100% record this season and lift us into second place in the table – albeit joint first on points.