Rashford’s first half strike just a minute before halftime was enough to separate the two sides as Manchester United had David De Gea to thank with the Spaniard pulling off some amazing number of saves to dent Tottenham’s title aspirations.
The much anticipated showdown at Wembley lived up to expectations as both sides were lively inside the opening 20 minutes as Spurs had the first real chance of the game with Winks shot across goal going wide off the far post after he was played through by Son.
United quickly followed with a chance of their own as they had a 3 on 2 but Rashford’s feeble shot lacked the power to trouble Lloris.
In the 31st minute Tottenham were denied a goal as Kane was flagged offside after he tapped the ball home from close range after Trippier’s cross was bundled goalwards by Alli.
The breakthrough finally came for United in the 44th minute and it was Rashford who brought the calvary as a mistake by Trippier on the halfway line gifted the ball to Lingard who flicked it into the path of Pogba, who then provided a sublime pass to release the teenage sensation who fired the ball across Lloris into the bottom corner.
Spurs turned on the heat in the second half but they couldn’t find a way past the Man United stopper who produced 11 magnificent saves (the most he’s made in a top-flight league match without conceding a goal) to prevent Tottenham from equalizing.
The results means Man United move level on points with Arsenal (41) but still remain sixth because of the Gunner’s superior goal difference as Ole Gunner Solskjaer also becomes the first Man United manager to win his first 6 games in all competitions in charge of the Red Devils.
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