After a long time, Manchester United looked really like a top team today, as the Red Devils looked confident, were quick on the ball, and merciless in front of goal, as the race to grab a CL spot ramps up in the dying weeks of the EPL 2014-2015 season, and to win against Tottenham could prove to be a vital booster for the Red Devils in this final sprint, should they keep the dynamics going.
United started rather shakily thou, as Jones’ backpass to De Gea nearly caught the latter by surprise and he was forced to slide in to put the ball into a corner kick, but United took proceedings from thereon, and did not look back. Fellaini opened the scoring on the 9th minute following a perfect through-ball by Carrick, and the big Belgian struck a sweet left-footed shot past Lloris. Carrick then scored one himself on the 19th minute, as Spurs failed to clear the ball properly from a resulting corner-kick, and the former headed in past Lloris once again to give United some breathing space. Rooney finally landed the killer blow to the Londoners, as he picked up an erratic pass from Bentaleb to slalom his way towards goal, leaving the Spurs’ defenders helpless in his wake, and he slid in the ball from close range past Lloris, and then went on humorously to celebrate with the boxing antics which saw him got KO’ed at home by Phil Bardsley.
Despite giving us one of the best first halves of the season, United took their feet off the gas pedal in the second half, proceeding with counter-attacks which failed to deliver another goal however, but at the same time working hard at the back to deny a certain Harry Kane any clear opportunities at goal, with De Gea being lucky near the end of the match as the ball stuck under him from one fierce shot, but apart from that he was not required to produce any saves, and the Red Devils ended the match with a clean sheet and 3 goals scored, knowing that next weekend a more tougher test awaits them at Anfield, as Liverpool, one of the contenders for a CL spot, will be eagerly waiting for them, and knowing that they are unbeaten in the EPL so far in 2015, as they face Swansea tomorrow night, and a win there will make them breathe down United’s neck, making the match at Anfield a more exciting one.