Man United 1 Spurs 2

A great win for Spurs, albeit we were a bit lucky to hold on at the end.

  • This game was almost a mirror image of our performances at home earlier in the season; losing the possession battle but looking the most likely to score.

  • Lennon always plays well against United, Evra seems to have no answer for him.
  • After years of bad refereeing decisions against United – the Pedro Mendes “ghost goal”, the countless dodgy penalties – finally we are getting some luck. After dives from Wellbeck and Januzaj, it was maybe poetic justice that the Ashley Young foul wasn’t given.
  • Losing Adebayor is a blow. His work-rate and presence up front has made the 4-4-2 work. From the evidence of the last 20 minutes, Harry Kane isn’t likely to have the same impact. There could be a silver lining if it forces us to buy a striker in the transfer window. Adebayor normally loses interest after a good spell, so relying on him long term would be dangerous anyway.
  • Lloris is a mixed blessing. He made some great saves but he also had some rushes of blood. Overall he’s worth it.
  • United only start playing when they’re behind but they always make it a nervous last few minutes.

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