Tottenham Hammer Man United, Cut Leicester’s EPL Lead

Tottenham Hammer Man United, Cut Leicester’s EPL Lead

Tottenham Hotspur gave their quest of winning the English Premier League a huge boost after beating Manchester United 3-0 on Sunday.

It was Tottenham’s first win against Manchester United at White Hart Lane since 2001.

Second half goals from Dele Alli, Toby Alderwereld and Erik Lamela gave Spurs the win.

The win sees Spurs cut Leicester City lead to seven points while Manchester United remain fifth in the league table.

Daley Blind sent in a dangerous cross on 13 minutes but Dele Alli headed away.

David De Gea made a save off Harry Kane in the 17th minute but he was flagged for offside.

Christian Eriksen had a go in the 26th minute which went just wide.

Two minutes later Erik Lamela missed a point-blank header after an initial save by De Gea from Kane.

In the 29th minute Timothy Fosu-Mensah made a key block to deny Kyle Walker.

And before the start of the second half Ashley Young replaced Marcus Rashford.

Spurs came close to grabbing the first goal in the 51st minute following Eriksen’s cross into United’s 18-yard but it was eventually cleared away.

In the 54th minute Kane turns and took a shot which was well saved by De Gea.

On 67 minutes Danny Rose’s cross deflected off Juan Mata but De Gea made a save.

Alli opened the scoring in the 70th minute, coolly converting Eriksen’s ball across the box.

Four minutes later Alderwereld doubled Spur’s lead making it 2-0.

Before United could try and get back into the game Lamela made it 3-0 for Spurs, sweeping the ball into the bottom left corner off Ross’s low cross.

Kane almost got in the goal scoring act in the 79th minute but his header was tipped over the bar by De Gea.

In the 81st minute Lamela came close to grabbing his second but his curler narrowly went wide.

Walker turned Lamela’s cross against the post but the flag had gone up for offside.