Key Talking Points and Things Learned from Tottenham’s 3-0 win vs. Manchester United


Tottenham have kept their hopes alive of going on to win this season’s Premier League title after they decimated Manchester United with a 5-minute spell which saw three goals from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela.


Spurs looked in command throughout the game other than first 15 minutes in first half and an Anthony Martial chance in second half which was smartly saved by Hugo Lloris. The deciding moment came when Timothy Fosu-Mensah was forced off due to injury.

Next 6 minutes saw United concede three goals and Tottenham showing everyone why they are the ones chasing Leicester for this season’s Premier League title. On the wake of United’s capitulation at White Hart Lane, we take a look at the key talking points and things learned from Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Manchester United.

Fosu-Mensah announced his arrival vs. Spurs

Manchester United’s young right back was their best player tonight. So much so, United capitulated by conceding 3 goals inside 6 minutes after he was taken off due to an injury. United may have lost the game but it was a breakthrough performance from the 18-year old defender.

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Tottenham are keeping Leicester honest in the title race

With 5 games to go, Leicester have stretched their lead to 7 points after the 2-0 win over Sunderland earlier today. While Spurs may have got the better result out of two teams, but The Foxes still remain favorite for this season’s league title.

Louis Van Gaal’s tactics were baffling

The Dutchman played Ashley Young as the lone striker, Anthony Martial from left wing, Juan Mata from right wing and Jesse Lingard in the number 10 role. The striking things about this change was that neither of the four players were played in their natural positions. What was Van Gaal trying to achieve by doing that? Only he can answer.

Man United’s final Bye Bye to Champions League

With the 3-0 defeat tonight, United are now 4 points behind Manchester City and it is looking less likely that Van Gaal can guide them through to Champions League football next season. According to the media that should be the end for him, but we never know what can happen in the world of football.

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