Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed his first triumph at the Old Trafford for the first time after an array of defeats to Manchester United, without even scoring a goal. The 3-0 win over United meant three consecutive victories in the League for Spurs, whereas the Red Devils suffered back-to-back defeats.
The aftermath of this 0-3 thumping, getting handed two defeats in opening three League games for the first time in his career, saw United manager Jose Mourinho walking out of the Post-match Press Conference, shouting ‘respect, respect, respect!’ and even taking a dig at other managers. Mourinho said: “Three-nil. What this means? 3-0 but also means three Premier Leagues. And I won more alone than the other 19 managers together.”
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) August 27, 2018
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 27, 2018
👏 United fans sing Mourinho's name after his biggest EVER home defeat
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) August 27, 2018
Lucas Moura was brilliant for the Spurs. After a not-so-happening first half, Harry Kane struck the first blood at the 50th minute. After just 133 seconds, Moura scored at the 52nd minute. Moura put the London club three up at the 84th minute. Even though United enjoyed 57% ball possession and 23 shots, they were largely ineffective as they had only 5 shots on target and left to rue Romelu Lukaku missing a sitter. United basically played a 3-5-2, Spurs lined up in a 4-3-3, sometimes reverting to a diamond and 4-2-3-1.
Man of the Match Lucas Moura had 35 touches, 26 sprints and 2 goals in the match.
United Starting 11: De Gea, Valencia, Shaw, Jones, Smalling, Matic, Fred, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Lukaku.
Spurs Starting 11: Lloris, Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Kane.
Last gameweek United lost because they played against 2 teams: Bright and Hove Albion.
And tonight also they lost because they played against 2 teams: Tottenham and Hotspurs.
It's a conspiracy against Man Utd.
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) August 27, 2018
Lemme just leave this here 🏃
The @SpursOfficial entire starting outfield ten cost:
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Lucas Moura on the bus talking about Lindelof, Smalling and De gea after the game pic.twitter.com/7rtnwV1LX9
— musa (@prettyboyy_33) August 27, 2018
United defense was particularly poor, especially Centre-Backs, Lindelof, Jones, and Smalling. Left-back Luke Shaw had a fantastic game, probably he was the best Red Devils player on the pitch. Pogba had an extremely poor game, a 4/10 performance. In United’s actual starting back three with Smalling and Jones, Herrera had a poor game. Pogba, Matic, and Fred- all three were poor in the central midfield. In the first half, Lingard was fantastic, working hard and pressing high. Lukaku and Lingard should have scored between themselves but they could not get United a result.
Kane brilliant header
Wonderful footage of Harry Kane’s brilliant header this evening for Tottenham Hotspur to set us on our way to a 3-0 win at Old Trafford against Man Utd.
Look at the scenes in the away end from those Spurs supporters.
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) August 27, 2018
Harry Kane finally scores at Old Trafford.
A brilliant header! pic.twitter.com/EDZ6jRPJIb
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 27, 2018
— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) August 27, 2018
United striker Lukaku was mercilessly trolled
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The Video highlights of the match: