Manchester United did themselves favour by picking a valuable point against Spurs on Friday night as the match ended 1-1. Goals in each half from Tottenham’s winger Steven Bergwijn and United’s Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes ensured that the match had a bit of twist in the contest.
The Red Devils had to wait till nine minutes from time to get the equalizer on the occasion. While Bergwijn made the most of an assist from full-back Serge Aurier, Bruno Fernandes brought his side back on level terms from the Penalty spot as we enjoyed a fairy tale between both sides.
With the match ending a goal apiece between both teams (Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United), we evaluate the three (3) significant points from the encounter that was played at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
The match ended 1-1 thanks to a magnificent job done by goalkeeper David De Gea and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris in goal. With the Red Devils 1-0 down, United’s De Gea made a crucial save to deny South Korean star Son Min-Heung from a looping header.
It would have been 2-0 in favour of Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side but the Spaniard safe hands saved the situation for the Red Devils. On the other hand, Hugo Lloris made a vital save to stop Anthony Martial from finding the equalizer earlier on for Manchester United despite good works from the Frenchman inside the box.
Both keepers proved their class (mettle) to ensure that the match remained at 1-1 not minding the scoring chances both sides had in the game.
Massive Midfield Contribution
Paul Pogba was on hand to force the breakthrough goal that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side were looking for in the tie. He breezed through the right channel only to be hauled down in the Tottenham area with the match referee (Jon Moss) pointing straight to the penalty spot.
Another midfield colleague (Bruno) Fernandes dispatched the spot-kick in an exemplary fashion sending Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris the wrong way. Both United midfielders were the architect of United’s positive performance on the night as we’ve longed to see both of them play together on the pitch for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Fresh Decisions For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
With (Paul) Pogba and (Bruno) Fernandes leading the charge for the Red Devils against Spurs after the intermission, it promises to be an interesting feat seeing both aforementioned players feature in the same match.
It’s good to notice that Solskjaer’s all five substitutions were spot on in the game hence the late equalizer they secured in the contest. Solskjaer would be expected to make crucial decisions as par who starts or sits on the bench in United’s next couple of games this season (2019/2020).
His decisions would be vital even as the Red Devils look to strengthen the side ahead of next season. It could determine how far Manchester United fares in the long run aftermath of this Tottenham draw while they are also linked with Dortmund English winger Jadon Sancho.