Date: 28th August 2018 at 9:49am
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Tottenham Hotspur travelled to Old Trafford yesterday evening looking for a much-needed victory over Manchester United to keep our unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign of 2018/19 going.

United had opportunities to take advantage in the game but having seen their efforts off, Spurs took charge with a Harry Kane header five minutes after the halftime restart. Lucas Moura quickly doubled our advantage two minutes later and he capped a fine performance to complete his brace with six minutes left in regulation time.

3-0, all three points and Jose Mourinho went all Aretha Franklin following the fulltime whistle – so a decent evening all around really.

With 26-year-old Moura taking the headlines with his brace, his performance won plenty of friends on the night and it seems his reported £25million fee from Paris Saint-Germain last January will be an absolute snip if he keeps performing like that for us now he really seems to have found his feet.

Whoscored gave the Brazilian a match rating of 9.01 for his before with two goals from two, one key pass and a pass accuracy of 55.6%. Also put in a shift on a defensive ethos, one tackle, three interceptions, two fouls and one clearance so a reasonably rounded effect on the night – that also saw him pick a yellow card to grow another tally.

The top five performers on their algorithm were completed by Hugo Lloris (7.98), Dele Alli (7.95), Toby Alderweireld (7.85) and Kieran Trippier (7.79).

A pretty impressive performance from everyone across the board and will continue to do confidence the world of good.

 

5 Replies to “Manchester United Performance Makes This Spurs Man A Snip At £25m”

  • PY agree , Toby & Moussa D. top quality players for us on Monday Night, along with MoM Lucas. I must give credit to Poch for his rotation of squad, tactical shape similar to what I posted on Geof’s match thread.. COYS

  • Much like we shouldn’t be criticising players on the back of 2 or 3 poor games, we shouldn’t judge Moura on the back of 3 good ones. Many players have impressed in the PL over the course of 5 games, only to be found out later. I will reserve judgment until January, but let’s hope it continues.

  • The performance against United shows why players need time. Moura himself has said he had to change his whole game after coming to England, everything was just much quicker. Poch gave him the time to do that and now he looks like the real deal. He’s quick, surprisingly strong, with good dribbling skills and plenty of aggression. Maybe just as important he has a point to prove after what happened to him in France. He’s a bit different to what we already had which gives us more options. He was described as a winger when we bought him but he’s clearly more than that. I suppose the closest comparison is Son, our only other quick player. But its a different sort of speed. Over a long sprint I suspect Son is actually quicker but he doesn’t have the instant acceleration Moura seems to have which is so effective over the first five yards. As BelgianSpur says its too early to judge but the omens are good.

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