An annotation by the French player Anthony Martial, purging from the bench allowing Manchester United (2 °) to triumph 1-0 at Old Trafford against Tottenham (3 °), and what was the opening of the tenth day in England, in the battle between the hunters of the leader Manchester City.
The Spanish player David De Gea took out in long, the Belgian player Romelu Lukaku fixed the ball and emerged in the Martial race to shake off his comrade Hugo Lloris (81).
Being the conclusion of a very balanced and very battled game, which took place under a heavy rain, in which Tottenham realized the lack of his star player, Harry Kane, which was not present due to a complication in the hamstrings.
With this result, United is only two away from City, who will visit West Bromwich (13th), while Tottenham will continue to five and will come to see the difference increased to eight points, in the event that they win. Citizens.
The match preview
At Old Trafford, Spurs star players like Harry Kane were not present, thanks to a hamstring injury, said his coach, Argentine Mauricio Pochettino.
“It’s just a small problem, but the players are not machines and it’s hard to face international obligations and play every three days,” Pochettino said Friday. “I am disappointed because he is our best scorer and one of the best in Europe,” he added.
In this way, the great confrontation of the day will not have one of its great players. Although they will have the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, the author of 7 annotations in his first season tackled Manchester United.
José Mourinho, in the same way, has two absences in his ranks as they are: Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini which are still out, although Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford have managed to recover and could be present in front of the Spurs.
The two clubs want to leave in the past the setbacks they had recently. The Tottenham that was eliminated when it faces the West Ham in the Glass of the League losing 3-2 and the United that was defeated by the modest Huddersfield 2-1 in the championship.
Manchester United vs. Tottenham: probable alignments
Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young; Matic, Ander Herrera, Mata, Lingard, Martial; Lukaku.
Tottenham: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sánchez, Vertonghen; Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Trippier, Aurier; Son Heung-Min, Llorente.
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