Man Utd Get Comeback Win At Tottenham
Manchester United earn a well deserved comeback victory against Tottenham as they avenged being hit for six the last time the teams met earlier in the season.
Spurs went into this game knowing victory would keep them in touch with the Champions League places but another colourless performance led to what could be an expensive defeat.
Edinson Cavani thought he had given United a first-half lead with a smooth finish from Paul Pogba‘s pass but the goal was controversially ruled out by referee Chris Kavanagh following a video assistant referee consultation after Scott McTominay caught Son Heung-min with his trailing arm.
United’s fury was compounded four minutes later when Son had bounced back up to give Tottenham the lead.
Harry Kane freed Lucas Moura in on goal and the Brazilian unselfishly squared for Son to slot home his first Premier League goal in over two months.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s men fuelled their anger to produce another second-half fightback and in the 57th minute they got a deservedly equaliser.
A fine team move saw Fred feed Cavani and after Lloris saved his initial effort, the Brazilian fired into the roof of the net for just his fourth goal in three seasons since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk.
With 11 minutes left Cavani gets his goal when he launched himself to head beyond Lloris from substitute Mason Greenwood‘s cross. Greenwood completed the formalities with virtually the last kick of the game as he provided a finish that was too powerful for Lloris at his near post.
Victory keeps alive United’s slim title hopes by cutting the gap on local rivals Manchester City to 11 points with a game in hand for Solskjaer’s men to come.