Ten Hag and Manchester United see Tottenham Hotspur come alongside after halftime
Manchester United’s chances of being active in the Champions League next season increased slightly after Thursday night. Visiting the currently troubled Tottenham Hotspur, coach Erik ten Hag’s formation took a point in a game with two faces: 2-2.
The first four spots in the Premier League give the right to participate in the billion-dollar ball. Manchester United is still in fourth position after the draw in London and hopes to move up another spot at the expense of Newcastle United.
London trod with Tottenham tipsy game. Last weekend, the Spurs lost as much as 6-1 to Newcastle, with five goals conceded in the first 21 minutes. It cost interim coach Cristian Stellini his head. Ryan Mason will finish the season.
He experienced a dramatic start with his team against Manchester United. Jadon Sancho received the ball from Marcus Rashford and, after barely being hindered, shot it into the far corner behind goalkeeper Fraser Forster, replacement for the injured Hugo Lloris.
Rashford doubles score
Tottenham then got away well with chances for once again Sancho, Bruno Fernandes and Rashford. After Ivan Perisic failed to capitalize on a Spurs opportunity, Rashford struck shortly thereafter on the opposite side with a left: 0-2.
Manchester United, which reached the FA Cup final on Sunday, seemed to be on a roll, but actually got a hard time in the second half. Especially after Pedro Porro’s tying goal, after 56 minutes of play.
Ten Hag first saw Fernandes hit the underside of the crossbar, but then Tottenham took control. Huge chances were wasted on Son Heung-min and Eric Dier, to the dismay of the home crowd and under-fire chairman Daniel Levy.
With substitutes Tyrell Malacia and Wout Weghorst, Ten Hag tried to turn the tide in the closing stages. At Tottenham, Arnaut Danjuma got some playing time. He saw Son score the deserved 2-2 just ten minutes before time.
Manchester United remained upright in the remainder, although Ten Hag will not be satisfied with his formation’s major lapse. Sunday’s home game against number six Aston Villa is scheduled.
Newcastle United won 4-1 over relegation candidate Everton and did good business. Striker Southampton lost at home to Bournemouth (0-1) and sees relegation approaching.