Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani cap crucial comeback as they beat Tottenham 3-1

By Xorkpe Sosu 3 Min Read

Manchester United piled the pressure on their former manager Jose Mourinho with a 3-1 win at Tottenham that continues their own hopes of posting an invincible Premier League season on the road.

United, who controversially had an opening goal ruled out, fell behind to Son Heung-min’s effort before half-time but they roared back after the break and deservedly won it thanks to goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason.


To add to United’s frustration, Son then turned goalscorer just minutes later with Spurs’ first shot on target, turning home at the far post from Lucas Moura’s ball across the face of goal from Harry Kane’s first-time pass in-behind, which Victor Lindelof was inches away from intercepting.

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It was Son’s 14th Premier League goal of the season, equalling his best return in the competition set in 2016/17.

As we’ve become accustomed to seeing with United this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side turned it on after the break, and after Lloris turned away McTominay’s curling effort, they duly levelled.

Bruno Fernandes, Rashford and Fred combined nicely with little room to manoeuvre around the box, with Fred slotting Cavani through on goal.

Cavani’s left-footed shot was saved by Lloris, but it parried into Fred’s path to turn home under the crossbar for only his second Premier League goal and his first in 73 shots at goal.

After such a cagey start, the game had now completely opened up. Dean Henderson stopped Son’s low shot with his feet, then used his feet again to deny Kane from a tight angle, either side of Lloris save from Fernandes’ effort at the other end as both sides looked for a winner.

United went ahead with 11 minutes remaining as Fernandes’ deft skill found Greenwood, who delivered a wicked ball onto the head of Cavani eight yards out, and the Uruguayan stooped low to convert a fantastic header beyond Lloris.

It extends their unbeaten away record to 23 Premier League games, matching Arsenal’s run between August 2001 and September 2002, and if they can avoid defeat in their final three away games at Leeds, Aston Villa and Wolves then they will become just the third club to go through a top-flight season without a loss.


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