A distasteful performance from Manchester United saw them slump to a defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.
Ange Postecoglou’s side did enough to record a remarkable victory over the Red Devils, who were underwhelming throughout the 90 minutes.
Spurs took the lead in the 49th minute via a left-footed strike from Pape Sarr and the stadium went into massive jubilation.
Despite the unavailability of Harry Kane, who joined Bayern Munich this summer, Tottenham Hotspur were still effective in attack.
They troubled the defense of Manchester United throughout the game, blasting shots at Andre Onana and on many occasions, the defense were had to work their socks off.
Just seven minutes before the end of normal time, Lisandro Martinez scored an own goal and it ultimately meant that Spurs would coast to victory.
Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs were remarkable against Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur drew their opening game of the season against Brentford by 2-2, and it appeared like the exit of Harry Kane would be the start of their woes for the 2023/24 season.
However, the statement victory over Manchester United looks to be signaling the start of a good reign in view for Ange Postecoglou at Spurs.
Erik Ten Hag’s side were edgy against Wolverhampton Wanderers, but they found a way to grind out a slim victory.
Unfortunately, the chicken came home to roost on Saturday, August 19, 2023, as they were punished for their below-par performance.
Before Spurs took the lead in the 49th minute, they had several goalscoring chances which could have seen them go in front.
They struck the bar twice in the space of 10 seconds, after Heung Min Son squared the ball to Pedro Porro from inside the 18-yard box, with his subsequent shot going past Andre Onana in goal for Manchester United.
Unfortunately, Onana was saved by the bar and afterward, Pape Sarr picked up the ball before making a cut-back which deflected off Luke Shaw and hit the woodwork.
Ange Postecoglou’s side remain undefeated in the 2023/24 Premier League season, with 1 win and 1 draw, but unfortunately Manchester United have tasted defeat on Matchday 2.
Erik Ten Hag has a lot of work to do, going into subsequent league matches.
Tottenham Hotspur V Manchester United stats
In terms of possession, Spurs had 56%, while the Red Devils had 44% possession.
Despite having more shots than Tottenham Hotspur, they couldn’t convert the chances they saw.
Manchester United had a huge 22 shots in the game, while Ange Postecoglou’s unbeaten Spurs had 17 shots.
Both sides were tied apiece in terms of shots on target, with Erik Ten Hag’s side and Tottenham Hotspur having 6 shots on target.
In terms of cards, Manchester United had three players penned down into the Referees book, while Spurs had one.
Manchester United’s trio of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony, and Bruno Fernandes were all shown a yellow card by referee Michael Oliver.
For Tottenham Hotspur, only Iyenoma Udogie was shown a yellow card for a foul in 63rd minute of action.