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Match Review: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United

After a hundred long days with no Manchester United today we returned. Spurs state of the art stadium allowing for team and officials to be totally separated for the first game back after the global pandemic.

After a minute’s silence for the NHS the whistle blew, and all players/managers took a knee in support of the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement.

So, we started well but seemed to be missing some sharpness with James and Rashford constantly trying to unlock Bruno in the centre, but spurs held strong with Dier and Sanchez in a defensive partnership holding strong.

On the twenty-seventh minute, Stephen Bergwijn swept past Harry Maguire leaving him for dead progressing down the field with ease putting the ball past David De Gea who really should have done a lot better. (27 MINUTES Stephen Bergwijn)

Spurs remained in control for the remained in control for the remainder of the first half with Son and Lamela looking dangerous

Harry Kane and Tony Martial hardly getting in the game

Maguire and the lads looked happy to see the half time whistle having looked lost since Spurs scored

Half Time 1-0

The second half started with United revitalised controlling the play looking in control apart from a period of 10 minutes this is how the second half would continue, united always looked like scoring was a possibility

63 minutes Greenwood on James off

                     Pogba          on Fred    off

This was it this was what we had been waiting for and from his first touch Paul Pogba impressed in every way passing movement everything.

United attacked relentlessly corner after corner, then Pogba broke into the penalty area Eric Dier looked lost and brought him down in the box. After VAR penalty awarded.

Bruno Fernandes stepped up like he had never been away BOOM 1-1


United were now in full swing passing and moving Rashford and Greenwood were both unlucky. Bruno and Pogba really running the show 

In the 89th minute United had another penalty claim with Bruno looked like he had been fouled in the box, but VAR ruled there wasn’t clean contact with Eric Dier, who’s day was going from bad to worse.

Final score: Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 1

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