In the space of ten minutes, there it all was: two Tottenham goals, three Manchester United substitutions, the abandonment of an ambitious defensive strategy, the recurrence of old problems, the breaking of hoodoos. ‘You’re not special anymore,’ teased the Tottenham fans, as Jose Mourinho stood thunder-faced, but this was; special in so many ways.
Tottenham cruised to an incredible victory at Old Trafford to leave Jose Mourinho on the brink at Manchester United.
After a goalless – yet eventful – opening 45 minutes, it was Harry Kane who put the visitors in front.
The England captain’s header on 50 stunned the hosts before Lucas Moura – who was denied a first-half penalty claim – doubled Tottenham’s lead two minutes later.
The Brazilian double his tally for the night when he made it 3-0 late on.
It leaves Jose Mourinho feeling more pressure with United suffering a second successive defeat.
The former PSG winger deservedly had the final word, finishing powerfully from a Spurs breakaway to complete the win