At last, football is back as two of the English top sides clashed with each other at the Wembley Stadium. It’s Jose Mourinho against United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as both managers slugged it out on the playing turf earning a 1-1 draw in the process.
The Red Devils equalized from Bruno Fernandes after going down to Tottenham`s Steven Bergwijn first-half strike in the 27th minute. With both sides sharing the spoils, we evaluate the three (3) interesting things we learned from the Crunch tie.
A Smart Finish From Steven Bergwijn
The Tottenham winger wasted no time before given his London side the lead in the frenetic contest. He took his chance pretty well to bury home the finish beyond United goalkeeper David De Gea leaving the visitors to chase the game for much of the contest.
Mourinho would be delighted with the goal as they mounted pressure on the Red Devils at home. It was a well-taken strike from the Tottenham man. That was the perfect start for the home side following the return of football amid the post-Corona Virus Pandemic.
Good Result For Manchester United
The visitors did not disappoint their fans as they rallied from a goal down to equal the tie in the 81st minute. A penalty goal from the Portuguese midfield player Bruno was all the Red Devils needed to pick a point away from home. For the visitors travelling to Wembley would always be a daunting task. However, they did well to come away with a point.
Spurs and manager Jose Mourinho would be disappointed they were not able to secure the three points at stake. But it`s music to the United fans as they did justice to the encounter with a goal of their own in the contest.
Pressure Now On Chelsea
With the top four places up for grabs, United may have given themselves the much-needed lift on return to Premier League Football. Chelsea travels to host Aston Villa at Villa Park with relegation looming for the home side Aston Villa.
The home side will pose a challenge to Chelsea`s ambitions to secure (UEFA) Champions League football next season. With 2 points separating Chelsea and Manchester United at the moment, it leaves the Blues in a dicey situation.
Frank Lampard and his young Chelsea side are condemned to win away from home with the trip to face Aston Villa on Sunday Afternoon.