Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham: Rashford hurts Mourinho on his return to Old Trafford

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham: Rashford hurts Mourinho on his return to Old Trafford

Manchester United returned to winning ways on Jose Mourinho's return to Old Trafford as Marcus Rashford's double secures for the Red Devils following a 2-1 win over Tottenham.

Rashford grabbed a brace as Dele Alli's equalizer turned to a consolation goal. United opened the scoring in the 6th minute before Alli leveled the scores in the 39th minute. In the second half, the hosts were awarded a penalty after Rashford was brought down in the dangerous area by Sissoko. Rashford stepped up, as cool as you may like it and restored United's lead, an important goal that secured three points for underfire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rashford goal

Marcus Rashford lifted the roof off Old Trafford as Manchester United stroke first. It was an opportunistic strike from the United forward as he caught Gazzaniga cold with a near-post drive after Lingard picked Sanchez's pocket on the left. The Spurs goalkeeper had to do so much better than he managed as Rashford's powerful, dipping strike somehow found the back of the net.

Alli goal 

Spurs laid siege to the United goal. Aurier saw a shot blocked on the line by De Gea but Spurs recycled play, sending the ball back into the six-yard box where Dele Alli sensationally flicked the ball over his and Lindelof's head before volleying the ball into the far corner. It was a quite brilliant effort from the in-form striker that hauls Spurs level against the run of play and issues a huge blow to United after such a solid start.


Rashford drove at Sissoko in the Spurs area before knocked the ball around him before going to the ground. Referee Paul Tierney pointed to the spot and the decision stood after a lengthy consultation with VAR. 

Cool as you like from Marcus Rashford as won the battle of minds with Gazzaniga. He stared at the Spurs goalkeeper on his run-up, keeping eye contact throughout before rolling the ball into the bottom corner as the 'keeper dived the other way.

This becomes Mourinho's first defeat since taking charge of Spurs and sees his former club climb above them into sixth in the Premier League.

Next assignment

United will travel to Etihad Stadium on Saturday 7th to take on defending champions Manchester City while Spurs will entertain Burnley at home.