Big Match Preview - Man Utd vs Tottenham 28 Oct

Started by Bensergi, Oct 27, 2017, 05:32 AM

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Oct 27, 2017, 05:32 AM Last Edit: Oct 28, 2017, 05:47 AM by Bensergi
Man Utd vs Tottenham
28 Oct, Saturday, 7:30pm


Big Match Preview:
The big prize on offer for Tottenham is that they can record consecutive wins against Man Utd for the first time. They beat United 2-1 late last season at White Hart Lane, the last game to be staged there. Spurs, though, have a poor record at Old Trafford with just two wins there. Both those victories, as a point of note, came in 2012 and 2014!

And the worst news arrived on Friday as Harry Kane is confirmed to sit out this showdown. The league leading scorer injured his hamstring in last weekend's 4-1 thrashing of Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino is also going up against his nemesis, where he has lost more EPL matches against Jose Mourinho (4) than any other manager in the competition.



Tottenham are currently on 7-match unbeaten league streak, their last defeat, a 2-1 to Chelsea going back to 20 August. Spurs, however, were eliminated in midweek's English League Cup. They let slip a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to London rivals West Ham.

Man Utd, meanwhile, produced a 2-0 win at Swansea, a much-needed result following their first league defeat of the season. They lost 2-1 at Huddersfield last Saturday, where Victor Lindelof had a shambolic performance at the back.



Big Team news:
Mourinho is facing a midfield crisis. Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini are all sidelined, while Ander Herrera is a doubt too after picking up an ankle injury at Swansea. Marcus Rashford could miss out too after a hamstring complaint.

At the Spurs camp, aside from Kane's defeat, Mousa Dembele has returned to full training and could really pull the strings in midfield. Pity that his partner Victor Wanyama is still some way off from a full return. Danny Rose and Ben Davies are also contending for the starting left-back spot.

Big Stats:
Big Stat 1: Spurs have not scored in all three previous league visits here.
Big Stat 2: In the past eight games in which he has scored for Tottenham in all competitions, Harry Kane has netted at least twice.
Big Stat 3: Romelu Lukaku has either scored or assisted in eight of his last 10 Premier League games.

Fastgoal's prediction:
Man Utd 1-1 Tottenham

Bensergi

Match Stats:

  • Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham
  • Shots: 11-13
  • Possession: 45%-55%
  • Corner kicks: 6-3


Anthony Martial came off the bench to earn Manchester United their first Premier League win in three matches, beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0.

After a tight first half at Old Trafford, the match came to life in the 54th minute when Henrikh Mkhitaryan's shot was parried by Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies denied Marcus Rashford.

Spurs, without Harry Kane, struggled against United's three-man defence.

Dele Alli could not turn in Christian Eriksen's chip behind from close range on 77 minutes, while a minute later Romelu Lukaku headed against a post at the other end.

With nine minutes remaining Martial latched on to Lukaku's flick-on to score.

The win moved United three points ahead of Spurs in second.

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