Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen scored inside 11 seconds on Wednesday to make Alexis Sanchez depressing on his Premier League debut for brand spanking new membership, Manchester United.
The build-up to Wednesday’s matches was dominated by late strikes within the switch window however Spurs ensured the main target switched again to the pitch instantly, gorgeous Jose Mourinho’s males with a efficiency stuffed with attacking verve.
The 2-Zero defeat for United realistically ends any lingering hopes they could have harboured of catching runaway leaders City.
Mourinho signed Sanchez this month to bolster his attacking choices however Spurs caught the guests chilly at a packed Wembley, Eriksen opening the scoring from the kick-off following a protracted ball from contained in the Spurs half.
The objective, timed at 10.48 seconds, was the primary United have conceded in 2018 however regardless of some vibrant moments of their very own they had been 2-Zero down simply earlier than the half-hour after Phil Jones lashed the ball into his personal internet.
Tottenham, who introduced the signing of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain shortly earlier than kick-off at Wembley, had been a continuing menace and had a number of possibilities to stretch their lead.
Mourinho threw on Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini within the 63rd minute however bizarrely took Fellaini off simply seven minutes later, changing him with Ander Herrera. The Belgium worldwide took of his shirt and marched straight down the tunnel.
The spectacular win for Spurs places them proper again on the coronary heart of the hunt for a Champions League qualification spot, simply two factors behind fourth-placed Liverpool, whereas United are an additional three factors forward in second place.
Mauricio Pochettino’s males had been additional buoyed by the defeat for Chelsea, who fielded solely Pedro up entrance, exhibiting their want for extra firepower. Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Nathan Ake scored the objectives for Bournemouth.