The Premier League is bursting with excitement as the latest match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur took place. Manchester had an outstanding victory under their manager Erik ten Hag’s guidance at Old Trafford stadium with a score of 2-0.
Even with Manchester‘s amazing performance, it does not divert us from the fact that Hotspur’s brilliant keeper Hugo Lloris performed exceedingly well and appreciated it. Lloris was able to make five extraordinary saves during the first half alone as Manchester threw in 19 shots.
Fred was finally able to break out of the stalemate 2 minutes post the break, his shot extremely lucky and skilful as Lloris was ultimately bested by Ben Davies’ deflection.
United was sharper, quicker, and more powerful than Spurs from the very first whistle of the match the only cause of concern being that they might have been made to compensate for not achieving in the opening 45 minutes which displayed Lloris mounting a one-man fence of resistance, with extraordinary saves from Luke Shaw as well as Marcus Rashford. The vibrant Antony also glimpsed the exterior of the post with a 25-yard endeavour.
The passing was immediate and precise, with Fred playing a crucial part along with the steadying impact of Casemiro in the midfield.
And Fernandes exhibited some of the amazing aspects that made him such a resonant accomplishment when he first entered United, the procedure in which he navigated his finish past Lloris for United’s significant second, a sign of his restored morale.
United shifted out of the picture a bit following 69 minutes when Bruno Fernandes swivelled a critical and accurate light-foot end beyond the extending Lloris in the cover of a wonderful Stretford End.
We will have to be good and creative to find gaps against Conte’s way of playing, claimed Ten Hag, because he is good at protecting his goal while attacking the other way.
Well, Erik ten Hag was certainly happy with the victory that United achieved, stating that it was magnificent from all 11 players. He went on to correct himself by saying that it was also a performance from the substitutes who came on. Once again, it was a squad performance. He said that he thinks what we have seen is 11 players who defend and 11 who attack. He was extremely pleased.
Tottenham showed promising potential with manager Antonio Conte on their side. Alas, their performance as of late has been quite disappointing. Fans questioned the restrictive, caged style of the team directed by Conte, stating that it was unsuited for the players and much more could be done with such a great team with amazing attacking quality.
During the match, player Harry Kane ended up having two shots obstructed by David de Gea but there was a lack of motivation and less flexibility where more could be utilized.
Conte had assembled Tottenham as a counter-attacking flank, but here they were so deep they presented United, as they did with Arsenal, with the endeavour and curtailed the likes of Kane and Son Heung-min to bystanders for huge chunks of the match, which was a waste.
De Gea was able to make one of his significant saves against Kane seconds before Fernandes finalized United’s victory. It was without a doubt, significant assistance, but Tottenham displayed an absence of ambition and initiative that perhaps all thanks should go to captain Lloris for not collapsing to a much more massive loss.
With this victory in hand, Manchester United is now fifth in the table, eight points behind Arsenal, whereas Spurs forfeited the chance to move ahead of Manchester and chose to stay third. I’m sure we are all set to look forward to Manchester’s next exciting match.