Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 – Premier League

Manchester United beat Spurs 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to Anthony Martial’s late winner.

Manchester United matched Spurs’ setup defensively, going with a three man defence of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and the returning Eric Bailly. While Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia played the wing back roles.

Dele Alli had a good chance to open the scoring in the second half but put his effort past the post. David de Gea did enough to put off the England international midfielder.

Hugo Lloris was also busier in the second 45, after a quiet first half. The ‘keeper made a good save from Romelu Lukaku’s shot across goal. The Belgian striker then hit the post with a great header from a Jesse Lingard cross.

But then the breakthrough finally came, after 81 minutes. Martial, latched onto Lukaku’s headed flick on to score past fellow Frenchman Lloris. United saw out the victory to go three points clear of Spurs in the Premier League table.

Manchester United now return to Champions League action against Benfica on Tuesday night. The Reds need a point to seal qualification to the knockout stages.

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