Three important points for Tottenham
It’s a well known recipe for a Jose Mourinho team. Parking the bus in front of the goal and try to get something done on the counter. Even though everybody knows he will use this tactic, it stays hard to find the right answer for it. On Friday night, at the Premier League restart for The Spurs and Man United, it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who didn’t had the answer. Which isn’t exactly a surprise, since Man United has been very successful with the same tactics. The Red Devils struggle every-time the opponents give them the ball.
Man United was the dominant team in the beginning of the match, but a quick counter by Spurs led to the 1-0 by Steven Bergwijn. Both Harry Maguire and David de Gea looked bad at this goal. When you give a Mourinho team the lead, you know it’s going to be a tough match. Man United needed to attack, but Spurs looked very solid defensively.
It was when Paul Pogba came on the pitch that United got more dangerous. The Frenchman enterred the box and outplayed Dier with a shuffle. Dier brought Pogba down and United got a penalty. Bruno Fernandes netted the penalty to draw level. A second penalty late in the game was rightfully overturned by VAR, so the 1-1 score remained until the end of the game.
The battle for the Champions League tickets is going to very interesting from here. Chelsea can extend their lead to 5 points, while Sheffield United and the Wolves can catch Man United this weekend.