Anthony Martial’s late goal in the 81 minute kept Manchester United in second place in the Premier League as they edged out Spurs in a hardfought encounter at Old Trafford.
Martial’s introduction for Marcus Rashford after 70 minutes didnt go down well by some Manchester United supporters but manager Jose Mourinho’s move proved to be a masterstroke as the French striker raced on to Romelu Lukaku’s header to beat Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris with only nine minutes left.
It was a narrow victory for Manchester United just about deserved after creating the better chances in the second half, Lukaku producing an outstanding save from Lloris and hitting the woodwork with a header.
Spurs missed and felt the presence of Harry Kane who was injured creating little other than a chance which Dele Alli steered just wide from Christian Eriksen’s cross with the game still goalless.
In the end, Mourinho’s change and Martial’s penalty finish made the difference as United recovered from last week’s shock loss at Huddersfield Town.